At Oris, they believe we have a shared duty to behave responsibly and to look after our world and our climate. Oris’ mission is to bring ‘Change for the Better’, working with non-profit organisations and conservations agencies all over the world, with a particular focus on water, the oceans and the life they contain. Oris believes that if we don’t act now, it may be too late, but that together we can make a real difference.
With that in mind, Oris is proud to present the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition. It’s based on the high-performance Oris Aquis diver’s watch and made in partnership with the Lake Baikal Foundation. Sales of the watch will help raise funds in support of ‘Point No.1’*, a Lake Baikal conservation project run by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University that’s also the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history.
Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which scientists believe is 25 million years old, is hugely important. It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh lake water reserves. It’s the deepest lake in the world at 1,642 meters, some 300 rivers flow into it, and it’s home to thousands of species of endemic plants and animals. But it’s under threat from man-made pollution, much of it created by careless industry. ‘Water is the source of life,’ says Rolf Studer, Oris Co-CEO.
“We believe passionately in conserving it for future generations, and also in acting responsibly as citizens of the world to bring positive change. Every year we seek out pioneering organisations who share these values and work to protect the world’s water.”
“We’re very proud to be working with the Lake Baikal Foundation and to be supporting the work of ‘Point No.1’ as it continues its vital research and raises awareness of pollution and the urgent need for clean water.”
Each watch is finished with a special case back decoration inspired by the frozen ice of Lake Baikal during the winter, and engraved with the limited edition number. There will be 1,999 examples, a number chosen to mark the historic year that Russia adopted the Baikal Law protecting the lake.
*Point No.1’ was founded in 1945 and is recognized as the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history. Three-quarters of a century on, its work continues to breathe hope into the future of Lake Baikal.
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