Some people pay little attention to the technical features of a dive watch, since they’ll mostly use it as a luxury chronograph for non-diving use or light-duty water recreation. Those who dive seriously, however, definitely pay attention. Designed for true divers, the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II is built to perform in the deep, all while adding a second credential that divers might be interested in: portions of every sale of the watch goes to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), who undertake plenty of work to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.
With 500 meters of water resistance, this thing can keep you company in truly deep waters, whether you’re exploring marine life, taking underwater photographs, or sifting through the wreckage of a sunken ship. With large legible markers on both the dial and the bezel, it should be easy to read even while wading through serious depths, ensuring your watch will never give you cause for panic the entire time.
The Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II comes with a robust 46mm case that’s made from multi-piece stainless steel, with a ceramic top ring showing a minutes scale and a screw-in security crown. It gets a sapphire crystal that’s domed on both sides to ensure no scratches, with anti-reflective coating inside to keep everything legible whether in or out of the water. Features include Oris 735 movement, a power reserve of 38 hours, Superluminova on the hands and indices, and two band options – either a black rubber strap with a steel folding clasp or a multi-piece steel bracelet with a similar folding clasp.
No pricing is listed, but the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II is available now.