The novelty is a respectful nod to Carlos Coste, a world class free-diver and record-holder. In 2010, he stunned the world by swimming without apparatus 150 meters through a passage inside Dos Ojos. The latter is a colossal cave network that twists for 31 miles under Yucatan, Mexico.
Strictly limited to 2000 pieces, the new Oris watch employs a titanium case with a ceramic top ring and Superluminova inlay. It also features a screwed back side, embossed with the brand’s logo.
The automatic helium escape valve, found at 9 o’clock, deploys if critical pressure thresholds are exceeded. It allows the helium to escape but prevents water from entering the watch. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 500 meters.
The new Oris Carlos Coste Limited Edition Cenote Series watch shows off a black dial. It reveals applied indices inlaid with Superluminova. The dial ensures central hours, minutes and stop seconds. The watch face also offers subsidiary dials at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock.
The minute counter, glowing in the dark, shows the time spent under water. The triangle at the 2-minute position symbolizes the time Carlos needed to complete the run that is 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The other triangle at the 7-minute position denotes his personal record of holding the breath for up to 7 minutes.
Animating the functions is an automatic mechanical ETA 7750 chronograph movement with a red rotor. The new Oris watch is coupled with a titanium metal bracelet, terminating in an easy adjustable folding clasp.
Enjoy a fine range of elegant and accurate Oris watches: