Try dropping this one into a conversation: "I see you noticed my Tubbataha - it is very nice isn't it.."
Awkward name aside, I think this is a stunning looking diver, and a change from the recent bunch of ProDiver-based Limited Editions. A dark blue dial (46mm) with an orange minute hand and markers, 500m WR, titanium case & bracelet (or rubber strap if you prefer), auto helium escape valve (yes, it will most likely never be used, but cool factor is way up there), and limited to 2000 pieces. To top it off, there is a very cool shark motif hiding on the caseback.
The unusual dial layout of a regulator doesn't appeal to everyone, but it certainly can't be accused of looking like every other watch out there
No indication of price at this time, but looking at the specs expect it to be on the higher side compared to the other Oris divers (but below the ProDiver models I would hope).
Tubbataha is a National park of reefs in the Phillipines, and of course a percentage of sales of these watches will go to this underwater sanctuary. Doesnt' that make you feel good.....
Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition
Ref. No. 749 7663 7185, Ø 46mm
Limited to 2000 pieces
• Automatic movement Oris Cal. 749 Regulateur based on SW 220
• Centre hands for minutes, subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock, hour at 3 o’clock
and date at 6 o’clock
• Multi-piece titanium case and titanium crown protection, fixed with three-wing
• Stainless steel screw-in crown
• Unidirectional rotating bezel with blue ceramic inlay with 60 minutes scale
• Double domed sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating on the inside
• Automatic helium valve
• Blue dial and dark orange Superluminova indexes and hands
• Water-resistant to 50 bar / 500 metres
• Available with a black rubber strap with an extending titanium security folding
clasp or with a multi-piece titanium metal bracelet with an extending folding