Oris joins in World Clean-Up Day 2018 and unveils a game-changing strap made of recycled plastic.

The world has a plastic problem: we’re running out of the natural resources to make it, and plastic we have already is often poorly disposed of, with potentially catastrophic consequences for our environment.

As an example, the UN Environment Programme estimates that 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Plastic waste poses a huge threat to the world’s finely balanced ecosystem. The fight against this has only just begun: there is so much more we need to do.

Oris is committed to bringing change for the better, particularly with regard to our environment. In recent years, the independent Swiss watchmaker has partnered with a number of non-profit organisations with a vision to conserve the Earth’s oceans.

Oris ambassador Jérôme Delafosse
It’s time to act: according to the UN Environment Programme, 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Oris ambassador Jérôme Delafosse is calling for an end tothe production of plastic packaging that’s destroying the planet’s delicate ecosystem

This year, on September 14-15, Oris will continue its stated mission to behave in a socially and ecologically responsible way and to promote sustainability and sustainable causes by taking part in World Clean-Up Day 2018. This global event sees people all over the world gathering to clear man-made waste from nature.

Oris is also committed to recycling plastic before it ends up in nature. To coincide with its participation in World Clean-Up Day 2018, Oris is introducing a Divers Sixty-Five on a strap made of recycled plastic.

These are further examples of Oris’s philosophy: ‘Go Your Own Way’. As an independent Swiss watch company, Oris is free to make its own decisions and to do what it believes is right – World Clean-Up Day 2018 is a clear expression of that philosophy.

Everyone’s invited – together, we can make a difference.

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Material gains

It’s increasingly well known that the natural resources, such as oil and gas, required to produce plastics, particularly those used in the manufacturing of polyethylene terephthalate plastic, or PET, are running out and becoming more expensive. It’s also true that the plastic we’re throwing away is destroying our planet. One of the solutions to these problems is to recycle and reuse PET.

The New Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap
Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap

Oris believes passionately in conservation and is committed to acting sustainably in line with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the company’s involvement in World Clean-Up Day 2018, Oris is proud to announce a new version of the iconic Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a strap made from recycled plastic.

The material used in the strap is called r-Radyarn, which is made from post-consumer recycled polymer. The versatile material is dope-dyed, bacteriostatic, UV-stabilised and certified for harmful substances according to the international Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

The R-Radyarn Strap

This delivers a number of benefits. PET recycling uses an existing material; it removes the need for further natural resources; when reworked, it doesn’t lose its basic characteristics; it can be re-used several times; and under certain conditions, it can be 100 per cent recyclable with no harmful emissions. In fact, every 1kg of recycled PET prevents the emission of 3kg of carbon dioxide.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Review
Oris Divers Sixty-Five With A Recycled Strap

It also saves approximately 50 per cent of the energy required to produce new PET, meaning recycling conserves the non-renewable energy sources from which PET is derived. Similarly, the solution dyeing process saves water and energy consumption.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five With A Recycled Strap
Oris Divers Sixty-Five With A Recycled Strap

Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap

Technical specifications:

Case: Multi-piece stainless steel case with satin and polished finishes, uni-directional bezel with aluminium insert

Size: 42.00 mm, 1.654 inches

Dial: Dark blue with 4N hands and indices

Strap: Blue and beige weave made of 100 per cent r-Radyarn recycled plastic, pin buckle

Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside

Case Back: Stainless steel, screwed

Operating Devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown

Luminous Material: Super-LumiNova ‘Light Old Radium’

Water Resistance: 10 bar (100 m)


Number: Oris 733

Functions: hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 3 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second

Winding: Automatic

Power Reserve: 38 hours

Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap Full Box
Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap

The Price for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap is CHF 2,000 and will be available from mid-September.

For more information visit Oris Online.