Oris has a proven track record of supporting efforts to conserve and restore the world’s oceans, efforts often commemorated through Limited Edition watches. In the last year, we detailed their work with the Coral Restoration Foundation and the beautiful Aquis Staghorn LE that accompanied that project. Today, we’re taking a look at their newest project, the Aquis Clipperton Limited Edition.
If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Clipperton Island, which is not surprising as it’s the world’s most isolated landmass. The uninhabited coral atoll sits 683.5 miles off of the tip of the Baja Peninsula, 587 miles from the next nearest landmass. It’s a strange looking 2.3 square mile island with the distinct ring-shape of an atoll, and a freshwater lagoon at its center. While aerial shots of Clipperton make it look like an idyllic spot to wash up when lost at sea, it’s actually threatened by pollution and illegal fishing.