The plastic recycling process produces random patterns, ensuring no two dials of the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle are alike.
Officially climate neutral, Hölstein, Switzerland-based watchmaker Oris has promoted environmental awareness for years. It has sponsored cleanup events worldwide but is now going one step further with Oris Change for the Better Days, a series of quarterly cleanups organized globally. To mark this milestone, Oris introduced a new dive watch, the Aquis Date Upcycle.
Built on the same foundation as the popular Aquis Date diver, the Upcycle adds a dial made from recycled ocean plastic. Powered by the automatic winding Oris 733 movement, the watch has a power reserve of 38 hours. The watch’s stainless-steel case, available in either 41.5 or 36.5 mm sizes, is wreathed by a unidirectional rotating bezel with a gray ceramic insert. For a watchmaker producing dive watches, promoting ocean conservation is a logical move.
Reducing carbon emissions and incorporating sustainable practices has become fundamental to everything it does, and with its Change for the Better Days, Oris is upping the ante this year. The recycling process used to create the dial produces random colorful patterns resembling tie-dye, meaning no two watches will ever be alike. Each watch becomes a unique piece, contributing quietly to a greater cause because even the smallest gestures can make the biggest impact.