Two new posts about Oris watches on consecutive days and still no shame. This is the Oris El Hierro LE, a watch made to help fund research of the submarine volcanic eruption off the cost of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Oris chose to support three student scholarships and will use the funds from this watch to help pay for it. The black and gray is supposed to mimic volcanic rock, while the red is there to represent molten lava. It will be limited to 2,000 pieces and will be available starting in May. The price is CHF 1,950 (~$2,000 USD). The specs are below.
Ref. No. 01 733 7653 4783 Set RS, Ø 43.00mm
• Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock
• Multi-piece stainless steel case with black DLC coating. Stainless steel screw-in security crown and crown protection with black DLC coating. Water-resistant to 30 bar/300 metres
• Diver’s unidirectional rotating bezel with red and grey minute scale on black ceramic inlay
• Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
• Screwed stainless steel case back with black DLC coating and embossing of the submarine volcano at El Hierro Island and its coordinates
• Black dial with applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Black nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova ® inserts. Red nickel central second hand with Super-LumiNova® ‘lollipop’ insert • Black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick-adjust sliding-sledge folding clasp coated in black DLC