Oris unveils the Aquis Date Upcycle, a high-performance diver’s watch with a vibrant dial made of recycled PET plastic. By demonstrating how plastic can be recycled and then upcycled to become a piece of luxury watchmaking art, Oris hopes to encourage people all around the world to participate in clean-up days
Oris Aquis Date Upcycle
The Aquis Date Upcycle comes in two sizes: 41.5 mm and 36.5 mm, with recycled ocean-plastic dials on both. Because the plastic recycling process generates random patterns, no two watches will have the same dial. There are no limitations on quantity, and Oris will continue to produce them as long as there is a demand. Customers, they hope, will opt to make a daily commitment to eliminating the world’s ocean plastic crisis.
Beyond the dial, the watches share their architecture with the popular Aquis Date 41.5 mm and 36.5 mm models. Both have a stainless steel casing with a scratch-resistant grey ceramic insert and a unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel.
A stainless steel bracelet with a clasp extender system, crown protectors, a screw-down crown, and a Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement round out the features. Oris’ grey presentation box is composed of sustainable and recyclable paper, and it’s just one of their many recent developments that contributed to their freshly achieved climate neutral status.
Change For The Better
There are numerous alarming statistics about plastic waste. They should be difficult to ignore. According to UN Environment, as much as 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into our oceans each year. That equates to a truckload every minute. According to a National Geographic article, our oceans contain 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste, of which 269,000 tonnes float on the surface. It is estimated that only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. There is a great deal of work to be done.
Oris has been on a mission to bring change for the Better, which has included raising funds and awareness for some of the world’s most pioneering ocean conservation agencies. For example, they’ve been partnering with Everwave (formerly Pacific Garbage Screening) to promote the development of an innovative floating platform designed to keep plastic waste out of the ocean. But they’ve always felt like they could do more.
Officially Climate Neutral
Oris is delighted to announce that they are officially climate neutral, certified by the independent climate action experts ClimatePartner. This is the result of a massive effort to offset and reduce carbon emissions across their entire business – an effort that has only just begun. Today, reducing emissions and behaving sustainably is at the heart of everything they do.
The Aquis Date Upcycle marks the moment Oris becomes climate neutral, and serves as a symbol of our continuing mission to protect the future of our planet. Together, everyone can bring Change for the Better.