Oris Renews Partnership with Freediver Carlos Coste
Monday - 18 June 2012 By Nikki Walker
Oris has renewed its partnership with record breaking freediver Carlos Coste.
Carlos Coste has been an Oris ambassador since 2006, celebrating a shared passion for diving. Coste works closely with the Swiss watch manufacturer to provide testing and approval for the entire range of Oris Divers watches, and a number of limited edition timepieces have been created in his honour. Oris is now "looking forward to pushing the boundaries even further, developing innovative timepieces which inspire both watch lovers and diving enthusiasts alike."
Carlos Coste said: "I’m very excited about the future with Oris. The brand is at the forefront of technology, constantly ensuring that their diving watches provide the advanced functions which are vital for diving enthusiasts. They offer the ultimate in precision and reliability without compromising on style and I’m looking forward to jointly discovering new frontiers over the next years".
"We are very proud to partner with Carlos Coste," said Ulrich W. Herzog, Executive Chairman of Oris. "He shares our philosophy and values in sustaining the highest professional work standards and is dedicated to the world of diving. He fits our company mission perfectly: 'real watches for real people'."
Coste has held 11 freediving world records during his career, including becoming the first person to achieve a Free Immersion of more than 100 metres in 2003, and breaking the world record for Variable Weight Freediving with a 140-metre immersion in 2006. His most notable achievement came in 2010, when he completed a 150-metre underwater swim with no apparatus through Dos Ojos, a cenote that twists for 31 miles under Yucatan, Mexico. The Carlos Coste Chronograph Limited Edition watch was released in tribute to this new world record.
The Oris Carlos Coste Chronograph Limited Edition features a minute counter that indicates Coste's time spent underwater: a triangle at the 2 minute position symbolises his breath record of 2.30 minutes for a dynamic dive, and a second triangle at 7 minutes symbolises his static dive record of 7.30 minutes.
The titanium case measures 46 mm, and offers water resistance to 500 metres. It has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a helium valve for pressure adjustments, and a screw-in security crown. The hands and indices are luminous to provide visibility in darkness, and the top ring is made of resilient scratch-proof ceramic. It is equipped with Oris 674 automatic calibre, a modification of ETA 7750. The timepiece is limited to 2,000 pieces.