According to the pioneering new ocean conservation organization Pacific Garbage Screening, “Every minute, a whole garbage truck full of plastic garbage gets into the oceans somewhere in the world.” PGS has designed a revolutionary floating platform that once implemented, may make it possible to filter plastic particles out of the water without threatening marine life. This filtered plastic could then be used to create recycled plastic materials.
Oris, who has long championed grassroots ocean conservation initiatives, has partnered with PGS for the Oris Aquis Clean Ocean Limited Edition. Only 2,000 of these unique 39.5mm timepieces were produced — the limited number is a reflection of the scarcity of clean water around the world today. Each watch includes a recycled PET plastic medallion set into the case back commemorating the partnership. As a final touch, the watches are packaged in boxes made of environmentally-friendly algae, which shows that sustainability can be a goal in watchmaking.