Oris has helped a marine conservation charity raise $114,000 that will be spent on coral restoration projects.
The Coral Restoration Foundation is a Florida-based organisation committed to regenerating the world’s coral reefs through replanting and education programmes.
The organisation holds and annual fundraiser, and this year Oris donated two Oris Staghorn Limited Edition watches, each of which sold for $12,000 in a silent auction.
“We couldn’t be happier with the results of the silent auction and the funding that the two Staghorn Limited Editions helped bring to CRF” said VJ Geronimo, CEO of Oris Watches North America, who presented the watches at the gala.
“This is truly a grassroots organisation made up of real people taking real action and I am proud that we could play a small part in their success”
Founder and president of CRF, Ken Nedimyer, added: “We are really pleased and excited to have Oris Watches involved in our efforts to restore endangered staghorn corals in the Caribbean. The excitement was evident at our recent Gala where we auctioned off two of the Oris Staghorn Limited Editions for over 500% above the retail price.”
The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is limited to just 2000 pieces worldwide priced at $2200-2400.