Introducing the Oris Blue Whale Limited Edition Chronograph and the Ocean Trilogy Collection

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We previously covered the introduction of the Oris Clean Ocean and the Oris Great Barrier Reef limited editions when they were introduced at the Baselworld fair earlier this year. Now Oris has returned with a third watch to round out the trilogy: the Oris Blue Whale Limited Edition. It’s the first Aquis chronograph with a 3, 6, 9 dial layout, and features the same stunning blue dial color as its previously introduced limited edition siblings. It’s also strictly limited to 200 pieces, and is only available in a box set with the Clean Ocean and Great Barrier Reef editions. Let’s take a closer look at this new chronograph and the box set it comes in. 


Oris Blue Whale Limited Edition 

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Aqua blue
  • Dimensions: 45.5mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 500 meters
  • Crown: Screw down
  • Movement: Oris 771 (Sellita SW500-10)
  • Strap/Bracelet: Steel bracelet
  • Price: $10,500 (box set with all three watches)
  • Expected Release: June 2019

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Like the other two watches in the trilogy, the Blue Whale zeros in on a specific environmental concern related to the world’s oceans. As the name of the watch implies, this chronograph is meant to call attention to the endangered blue whale, earth’s largest, longest, loudest, and heaviest mammal. Oris points out that while blue whales are no longer under threat due to commercial whaling, the general pollution and environmental threats to their habitat still put them at serious risk. 

The watch itself is going to feel familiar if you’re a fan of the Aquis dive watches or have spent some time admiring Oris’s previous limited editions in the Ocean trilogy. We have the same aqua blue ceramic bezel and matching dial with a sunburst finish, in a hearty 45.5mm steel case with a mix of brushed and polished elements. The sub-dials are set off with black rings to track running seconds, and elapsed hours and minutes, and these, along with the black date window, provide a nice contrast on top of the shimmering blue of the dial. Like all Aquis derived pieces, this chronograph is a serious tool, and rated to a depth of 500 meters. 

The only way to get your hands on the Blue Whale Limited Edition Chronograph is to purchase it as part of a set with the other two entries in this trilogy. Like much of Oris’s current packaging, the set comes in a box that’s been made from recycled plastic recovered from ocean waters (it looks just like the medallion set into the Clean Oceans Limited Edition). Only 200 sets will be made, at a retail price of $10,500. Oris

Have thoughts on the new watch and collection? Let us know in the comments below.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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