Boasting over 50 years of diver’s watchmaking heritage, Oris’ cornerstone Aquis collection goes one better this year with the Aquis Date collection. Now even more suited for everyday wear, the addition of a date window is a fresh interpretation of Oris’ high-performance diver’s watch, the Aquis.
The Aquis has always been known for the design of its muscular horns and uni-directional rotating bezel. The horns are designed as such that the metal bracelet or the rubber strap is adaptable to fit wrists of different girths. Furthermore, the broad bezel and its oversized numerals deliver outstanding underwater legibility, which is a crucial factor to consider when shopping for a diver’s watch as every minute counts in an unaccustomed surrounding.
But what makes the Aquis Date more than just a regular diver’s watch is its ability to tell the day of the month, meaning that it isn’t just a life-saving underwater instrument, it is now a full-blooded sports watch that can be worn anytime and in all occasions. Moreover, the enhanced feature is implemented without compromising or sacrificing the qualities that the Aquis is renowned for, or veering away from its spirit and design DNA.
Improvements to both aesthetics and practicality have also been made.
The Aquis Date is equipped with thinner horns and bracelet, leading to a svelte appearance. The hands and indices have been redesigned to look bolder and sharper, and the screw-in security crown and crown protectors have also been refined to give the watch a sleeker silhouette. Meanwhile, the bezel inlay is made of black, scratch- and fade-resistant ceramic, and the dial now proudly carries the Aquis name—an unmistakable allegiance to its proud lineage.
On the other hand, the uni-directional bezel is now easier to grip, thanks to a small gap introduced between the case and the body, thus allowing greater purchase.
The dial is available in two different shades—blue and black. Both versions can be paired with black or blue rubber straps, a dark brown leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet. The Aquis Date is powered by an automatic Oris Cal. 733 movement, which is housed in a 43.5mm stainless steel case protected by a domed sapphire crystal. The watch is water resistant to 30m and boasts a transparent caseback made of a see-through mineral crystal. Legibility is not a concern as indices and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®.
The retail price for the Aquis Date with leather or rubber strap is RM8,000, while the Aquis Date with metal bracelet is selling for RM8,800.
For more information, please visit www.oris.ch/en/watch/oris-aquis-date.