A few years ago I was actively searching for a good deal on an Oris watch, I don’t know what happened but I stopped looking and forgot all about Oris watches. After seeing the brand new limited edition Oris Tubbataha Regulator Dive Watch, the Oris bug is back.
The watch is named after Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines (I’m having a hard time pronouncing the name), which is home to some of the most amazing coral reefs in the world. Partial proceeds from the sale of these watches will go to the conservation of the reefs in Tubbataha Park.
The Oris Tubbataha dive watch is a regulator watch, the regulator feature is normally found in pilot’s watches. A regulator watch’s main focus is the minutes, which you see displayed with large numbers and markers on this watch and the main dial features only the minute hand. The hour and seconds are placed in sub-dials at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions on the main dial.
The Oris Tubbataha Regulator Dive Watch comes in a 46 mm titanium case with a dark blue face with orange SuperLuminova hand and markers and a blue ceramic rotating bezel. The watch is powered by a Sellita SW220 automatic movement and is water-resistant to 500 meters. The watch comes with a rubber strap or a titanium bracelet and only 2,000 pieces will be produced.