ORIS STAGHORN Limited Edition – review

By the words of Ulrich W.Herzog, Oris Chairman :

“The story of the world’s coral reefs is tragic and shocking – but it’s not irreversible. We hope and belive that through this partnership foundation, we will set an example to the other that change is possible, that we can save this precious ecosystem, and, above all, that we must save it.’

It is known that Staghorn corals are under particular threat . The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculates that between 92 and 97 per cent of Staghorn corals have been lost over the past 40 years.

So to help restore the coral reefs Oris has partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation. Watch to help in that process is the ORIS STAGHORN LIMITED EDITION limited to 2000pcs.

The watch comes in the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition’s presentation box which is made out of environmentally friendly regenerative algae. To produce 1kg of paper, the manufacturers need 1kg of fresh algae.

Now onto the watch. ORIS Staghorn is a beautiful watch, with case size at 43.5mm that even fits great on my smallish 16.5cm wrist. Paired with vanilla scented Oris rubber strap sometimes i forget that its on my wrist. Watch is lighter than it looks and it offers great legibility in all circumstances.

Date window at six is common, but the day of the week is more interesting. There is a window for every day of the week , with orange disc marking the current day.

BEZEL

It is a ceramic black bezel with deeply engraved markers. The orange color which mimics color of corals is a great touch, its not overpowering and fits the watch perfectly. Bezel features 120 unidirectional clicks where every click feels strong and solid. I would put bezel action in the same category as much more expensive watches.

CRYSTAL

Crystal is slightly domed Sapphire with good AR coating from inside.

DIAL AND HANDS

This category is the highlight where this watch pushes more weight above its price category.

Indicies are highly polished with sloping tips, together with the same finished hands it makes the dial very easy to read. They are filled with
Superluminova BG W9 which give it a nice blue lume.

Dial is beautiful ocean deep sunburst blue that just rounds up this watch into the perfect dive package.

CASE, CASEBACK AND MOVEMENT

43.5mm multi-piece case is made of stainless steel, brushed and polished surfaces scream quality. Water resistance is 300m/1000ft thanks to screw-down crown and gaskets. The thickness of the case is only 12.6mm which just proves this is a great all-around watch . 

Caseback is solid stainless steel with deeply engraved relief of the Staghorn coral.

Movement is ORIS caliber 735 which is based on an SW220-1 caliber from Sellita

FINAL THOUGHTS

This watch ticks a lot of boxes for me, it looks and feels expensive, its not too bulky and heavy and its very legible. On rubber strap is very comfortable and feels right at home on the beach , underwater or formal settings.


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