Oris extends its Aquis line of high-performance diver’s watches with a new 39.5mm case. Being one of the most recognisable watches in the Oris collection. Oris is pleased to announce a new 39.5mm version of the iconic diver’s watch. Designed to appeal to watch buyers who want a stylish, practical, versatile watch that is as comfortable on a scuba diving trip as it is under a shirt cuff.
Oris Aquis Date Diver
The new Aquis Date models come loaded with useful, potentially life-saving technical specifications. The stainless steel case is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and is equipped with a robust uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel for safely measuring dive times. The bezel has the added benefit of either a polished or matt black ceramic insert. Ceramic is scratch- and fade- resistant, properties that extend and enhance the wearer’s experience of the watch.
The high contrasts of the Aquis Date dial have been designed to deliver class-leading legibility. The hands and applied hour markers are filled with luminous Super-LumiNova®, as is the ‘lollipop’ feature on the central seconds hand. Diver’s watches have to clearly display the running of the watch so a diver knows the watch is keeping regular time during a dive, and that their dive time measurements are therefore accurate. This feature delivers additional peace of mind.
New 39.5mm case size
As I consider 40mm the perfect size for most watches many still come in larger cases. Having a fairly big wrist myself it’s not so much an issue but I know many that complain about cases that are too big for their taste. As the Oris Aquis Date now downsizes with 4mm it touches that perfect 40mm. Curious to see both models in the metal soon and see which size works best in real life.
As with the larger Aquis Date models, the new 39.5mm version has been sensitively designed to be more versatile. Oris’s designers have given the case an elegant, fluid profile that means not only is the watch practical underwater, it’s also comfortable transitioning to both casual and formal occasions on dry land. With that in mind, Oris has made the new models available on a variety of straps and metal bracelets, including a dark brown leather strap.
Inside the new models is an automatic mechanical movement that provides the watch with a sweeping seconds hand and a date indication at 6 o’clock. Oris has engineered the watch so it can guarantee its water resistance, while also offering a transparent mineral case back, through which the wearer gets a view into the movement’s intricate mechanics.
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Case material: Stainless steel
Movement: Oris cal. 733 with date at 6 o’clock
Power: 38 hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 300meter / 30ATM
Dial: Black our blue dial
Strap: Brown leather, black rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Oris Aquis Date price is 1.750 (strap) or 1.950 (bracelet) CHF (MRSP)
They should have increased the lug size like the modern sub to give the watch a bit more bulk. This model will look tiny in the flesh
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