Most industries are all about profits, but the horology industry contributes towards many charitable causes. Among them is Oris which has created various partnerships with organizations that mainly promote environmental awareness. Recently they have lent their support to Seoul KFEM who are cleaning up the Hangang River in South Korea. To further celebrate this endeavor they’ve produced a limited edition “Oris Hangang” divers’ watch.
The 43.5mm multi-piece case is made of 316L stainless-steel with a solid case back, which has been engraved with a South Korean map that highlights the Hangang river trajectory.
Mounted to the case is a unidirectional rotating bezel with a green ceramic insert, engraved with a 60-minute top scale. It comes equipped with a steel screw-in security crown. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 300 meters (960 feet).
Time is exhibited on a captivating green sunburst finished dial with steel applied hour index markers, followed by a ring of white printed minute markings. This shimmering gradient dial is inspired by the vivid hues of creek waters at the Hangang river’s source.
The watch also has an unusual exposed circular date wheel with white numerals under the central dial section; plus a small seconds, aligned at the 9 o’clock position. The central hour/minute hands and applied indices have all been fitted with white Super-LumiNova inserts, for an enhanced legibility.
Oris Hangang Limited Edition
The “Oris Hangang Limited Edition” (Ref#: 01 743 7734 4187-Set) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 743 with 28 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the original Sellita SW220-1 movement. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a stainless-steel bracelet, secured to the wrist by a folding clasp that also features a dive extension. This is a limited edition with only 2,000 manufactured pieces, which comes in a special box with a certificate. For more up to date information, visit the official Oris website here.