Watch Of The Day: Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II

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Your one-minute primer to the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II.

Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II

One can always count on Oris to make dive watches that look great in and out of the water. Based on its well-loved Aquis range, the second iteration of the Great Barrier Reef series similarly benefits the efforts of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Limited to 2,000 pieces, it is a masculine mix of a 46mm stainless steel case, unidirectional rotating bezel with scratch-proof ceramic inlay, dark blue dial with striking yellow Super-LumiNova accents, and sporty rubber strap or matching bracelet. Powered by an automatic movement, it signals its allegiance with a solid case back embossed with the Australian map.

This succinct review first appeared in CROWN magazine. SUBSCRIBE HERE.


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Joshua Yap

Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.