Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition (Price, Pictures and Specs)
As we begin a new decade, the vital role of water has never been more apparent. While some parts of the world suffer because of droughts and fires, others are washed away by filthy flood waters. And according to a joint report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF last year, 785 million people still don’t have clean water close to home.
With that in mind, Oris presents the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition. It’s based on the high-performance Oris Aquis diver’s watch and made in partnership with the Lake Baikal Foundation. Sales of the watch will help raise funds in support of “Point No.1”, a Lake Baikal conservation project run by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University that’s also the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history. “Point No.1” is supported by the foundation.
Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which scientists believe is 25 million years old, is hugely important. It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh lake water reserves. It’s the deepest lake in the world at 1,642 metres, some 300 rivers flow into it, and it’s home to thousands of species of endemic plants and animals. But it’s under threat from man-made pollution, much of it created by careless industry.
“Water is the source of life,” says Rolf Studer, Oris Co-CEO. “We believe passionately in conserving it for future generations, and also in acting responsibly as citizens of the world to bring positive change. Every year we seek out pioneering organisations who share these values and work to protect the world’s water.
We’re very proud to be working with the Lake Baikal Foundation and to be supporting the work of ‘Point No.1’ as it continues its vital research and raises awareness of pollution and the urgent need for clean water.”
Sales of the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition will help fund the centre’s work. The watch, a powerful symbol of the independent Swiss watch company’s mission to make a real difference, is limited to 1,999 pieces, marking the year Russia adopted the Baikal Law protecting the lake.
Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition
Oris’s latest limited edition is based on the Aquis diver’s watch. Only 1,999 pieces will be made, marking the year Russia passed the Baikal Law
Ref. 733 7730 4175-Set
Case: Multi-piece stainless steel case, uni-directional rotating bezel with ceramic insert
Size: 43.50 mm (1.713 inches)
Dial: Gradient blue
Luminous material: Hands and indices filled with Super-LumiNova
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special Lake Baikal insert and engravings
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown with crown protection
Bracelet: Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, folding clasp with extension
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)
· Number: Oris 733
· Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
· Winding: Automatic
· Power Reserve: 38 hours
Limited edition1,999 pieces, each presented in a box made of environmentally friendly cardboard
The price for the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition is CHF 2,250 and will be available from February 2020.