Calling all of our readers who are in the market for products that carry an eco-friendly seal of approval. There is a growing niche of items available that promote sustainability, which makes us happy. Moreover, some of these even come from the most unlikely of places. As a case in point, check out the Oris Aquis Clean Ocean limited edition. This stunning timepiece not only flaunts impeccable craftsmanship, but it promotes awareness. It supports the efforts to rid our waters of plastic waste.

By now, you’ve probably seen the distressing impact plastic has on our oceans. Furthermore, it directly affects the wildlife whose survival depends on the marine ecosystem. Oris is collaborating with The Ocean Project to showcase how the watchmaking industry can do their part to help save the earth. It will be showcasing this through its Aquis diver’s watch, which is already a stunning model on its own. The case and bracelet are all stainless steel, while the case back touts a unique medallion made of 100-percent recycled PET plastic.

The process starts off by selecting chemically-inert and recyclable plastic waste. Next, everything is shredded into tiny bits and pieces, which are then arranged by hand and machine-pressed into a rigid sheet. Finally, another machine cuts the circular medallions out of the panel and polishes it down to fit into the case back. Overall, the Oris Aquis Clean Ocean is an exceptional version of a reliable timepiece that subtly joins a noble cause. Only 2,000 pieces of this exquisite diver’s watch will be available alongside a special box and certificate.

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