Oris Tubbataha Regulator Dive Watch
by Kyle Stults on April 10, 2012
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Here’s a look at a new and rather interesting dive watch from Oris, the Tubbataha Regulator.  I say interesting because this is the first that I recall seeing a dive watch in the “regulator” style;  more often a regulator is used in a Pilot’s watch (i.e. Bell & Ross WWII Bomber Regulator Watch) or other more classical styles (Patek Ref 5235 Regualtor, Glashütte Original Strasser & Rohde Regulator., Milus Zetios Regulator, etc.).  Being a regulator, the emphasis is placed on the minutes — thus on this watch the large, central-set hand which indicates the minutes; the hours and minutes are clearly indicated on the sub dials.  The model name refers to the Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines, home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, and a percentage of every Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition model sold is donated towards the conservation of the reef and its astonishing diversity of marine life.  I like it. 

Oris Tubbatha Regulator Dive Watch

limited edition 2,000 pieces

46mm titanium case, water resistant 500 meters, automatic mechanical movement (Sellita SW220 with regulator), helium escape valve, blue ceramic bezel inlay, blue dial and dark orange Superluminova indexes and hands, 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 clasp

Ref. No. 749 7663 7185

 

The motif on the back of the Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition displays a shark, paying homage to the endangered marine creatures which live in the Tubbataha Reefs: