The Aquis range has been a mainstay of Oris’s high-performance diving watches range. It is available in a whole host of choices – dial colors, case sizes, depth-rating, and complications. The Aquis collection focused on growing awareness for different water-related issues such as last year’s Clipperton model to go along with previous entries like the Source of Life and Staghorn Coral Restoration editions.
The latest from the Holstein-based brand is a modestly-sized diver with a cool, fresh finish with a mint-grey gradient dial and a grey tungsten bezel insert. The watch uses a 39.5 mm case made from stainless steel. It has a screwed-in crown and a screwed-in stainless steel caseback. The tungsten bezel insert frames a double-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The case is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres).
The grey bezel also forms a strong contrast with the fresh mint dial which grades to grey as it moves outwards from the center of the dial. The steel baton indexes are filled with Super-Luminova, so are the hands that indicate time and the lollipop seconds hand. A date window is placed at 6 o’ clock.
The watch is paired with either a stainless steel three-link bracelet with a folding clasp or a grey leather strap. It’s easy to wear and slips naturally under a cuff, just as over a wetsuit, thanks to the extension system on its stainless steel metal bracelet.
The watch is powered by Oris Caliber 733, a self-winding movement based on the Sellita SW 200-1, a movement that’s been often used in Oris watches. A tried-and-tested movement, it features the brand’s characteristic red rotor and has a power reserve of 38 hours. It beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has an instantaneous date, date corrector, and stop-seconds function. The watch is priced at $1,930 (AED7,000).