14.12.2011 - Oris Kittiwake Limited Edition gets underway in Grand Cayman
The # 002/500 raises $8500 USD in Charity Auction!
Last month saw the launch of the new Oris Limited Edition Kittiwake watch in its island home of Grand Cayman. The watch commemorates the sinking of the former USS Kittiwake off the coast of Grand Cayman to create an artificial marine park that has become one of the world’s premier dive attractions. The watch itself is a professional diving piece in the Pro Diver family that features a diver down flag on its wave dial and the Kittiwake logo on the caseback. The watch comes in a pelican divers case and is one of Oris’s most exclusive Limited Editions with only 500 pieces produced. Oris is the official watch of the Kittiwake and for each watch sold, a donation is made to the foundation to help preserve the dive site.
Two events helped officially launch the commemorative watch. The first was the Hedge Funds Care Charity event, which helps raise money to prevent and treat child abuse. The first publicly available production model (#002 of 500) was placed into the live auction through the generosity of Cayman Island retailer, Island Companies and Oris. The watch which normally retails for $3500 raised $8500 for the charity.
The second event was the official Kittiwake Limited Edition launch party which was held the last night of the “Scubabowl” at Island plaza in Georgetown. The Scubabowl brings deligates from all over the world to the Cayman Islands for a weeklong series of meetings and events. At the event, the Kittiwake watch was prominently featured and was an instant success among the divers in attendance.
The watch is available exclusively from Island Companies through March 2012 and for each watch they sell, an additional $200 donation is being made to the Kittiwake. If you would like to purchase the Kittiwake Limited Edition, please visit www.islandcompaniesltd.com or see your preferred My Oris retailer to place a pre-sale order.