The new Oris Aquis Date: the next generation
The next-generation Oris Aquis is not a clunky tool watch. Although still highly functional this watch is more a stylish and crisp interpretation of a diving watch than an actual instrument you take with you underwater. Style is the key in the new Aquis.
The revamped Oris Aquis Date is a stylish accessory, designed to give divers confidence in the depths but mostly on dry land. Oris has been making diver’s watches since the 1960s and the vintage-inspired Divers Sixty-Five collection serves as a reminder of the independent Swiss company’s pioneering spirit and innovative approach to watchmaking. The Oris Full Steel of the late 1990s was a high-performance sports watch which demonstrated Oris’ inventive spirit and sowed the seeds of the present Aquis collection.
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A redesigned leaner look
Oris’s designers have added a fair dose of elegance to the Aquis to reflect the versatility owners now expect from a divers’ watch. Oris diver’s watches are no longer just for underwater adventures and expeditions, they’re often found under a cuff and on the promenade. That’s why the Oris designers made the horns and the bracelet thinner, giving the case and the whole watch a leaner profile. The hands and indices have been redesigned to look bolder and sharper, and the screw-in security crown and crown protectors have been tweeked to give the watch a sleeker silhouette. On a more functional note: The uni-directional bezel is now easier to grip, thanks to a small gap introduced between the case and the body, allowing greater purchase. The Aquis Date is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and the automatic movement Oris uses is the Cal. 733.