Oris Divers Sixty-Five With A Recycled Strap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on a r-Radyarn strap
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
Power Reserve: 38 hours
The Price for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five on a r-Radyarn strap is CHF 2,000 and will be available from mid-September.