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Oris have agreed an extension to our sponsorship deal with World Champion Venezuelan freediver Carlos Coste. Having fully recovered from injury in 2006 Carlos has an ambitious competitive programme for 2008.  This year he hopes to maintain his World Champion status in the Variable Weight discipline and also hopes to set new records in the Constant Weight No Fins category.

Speaking from his training camp in Venezuela, Carlos said: “I feel very proud to have the support of Oris. My name on one of Oris’ bestselling watches which is available all over the world is a unique experience. And to go into the water with Oris behind me is a huge motivation. A reliable watch is one of the most important pieces of equipment a free diver can have. Luckily for me Oris watches are not only stylish – they’re also fit for professionals.”

Carlos trains all year round to prepare for competitions and credits his positive mental attitude and supreme mental strength for his success so far.    A visibly impressed Ulrich Herzog, CEO and Chairman of Oris commented: “Carlos is an extraordinary role model, and one we’re proud to be associated with. His record as a sportsman speaks for itself; his discipline and dedication to what he loves reflect the qualities I personally admire.  We’re delighted to be with Carlos every step of the way in his record-breaking attempts. We share his passion for the extraordinary, and his quest for perfection. We wish him the very best of luck for 2008.”