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  • Writer's pictureDerek Watanabe

Oris New York Harbor L.E.

Oris has released and inspiring new edition to the Aquis line with the New York Harbor Limited Edition. Oris is helping back the Billion Oyster Project which is set on helping bring back restoring oyster reefs to the New York Harbor. SO far the project has restored over 75 million Oyster, with 2 Million pounds of shells collected with engaging the community with over 8.000 NYC students, volunteers and partners. I personally love the idea behind this and I am always a big advocate in saving our Oceans. With this release from Oris a percentage of all sales also go to helping fund this project.

The NYH edition case size comes in at 41.5mm in Stainless Steal which will most likely fill a wide array of wrist sizes. Sapphire domed on both sides with a good AR coating shows off the beautifully done Green Mother of Pearl dial. The NYH does not use the newer caliber 400 movement but the Oris 733 base on a Sellita SW200-1 which still gives you about 38 hours of reserve.

The mother of pearl dial is something I do not normally gravitate too however with this green I thought it looked much nicer than the more flashier versions of mother of pearl out there. The finite details across the dial and hands are always rather exceptional for Oris from the BGW9 lumed well cut hands to the indices are all done nicely. The bezel is 120 click unidirectional and feels smooth when turning with great alignment.

The caseback on the NYH has a lovely display of the 3 oysters along with various text around the case. I do like the finish and how smooth everything is when worn on your wrist.

The NYH come with a rubber and steel bracelet the same as you would find on other models in the Aquis line.

The NYH really shines when its bright and more subtle in lower lighting which makes that dial very versatile. I'm a big of Oris and their Aquis line of limited editions! I also currently have an Upcycle and Dat Watt and love all 3 of them. While many were hoping that would use their caliber 400 if they did the cost would also be a lot higher than $2,700. Seems like a premium for a base Sw200 but overall I think its just fine at price point. Its a well made watch with great quality within its price range. I always look forward to the next great Oris release and if you like this one I would recommend it if you're looking for something green,

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