Oris Aquis Date Orange Watch Review
Friday - 17 October 2014
The innovative watch is based on findings by authors John A. Adolfson and Thomas E. Berghage in their 1974 work 'Perception and Performance Under Water'. They examined the visibility of colour underwater, discovering that yellow, green and orange are most visible in the majority of conditions. The book states that "fluorescent orange is excellent" at short distances.
Applying these findings to Oris watches, the brand designed the Aquis Date Orange with bright orange details to ensure a highly legible display when diving.
To ensure optimum visibility, the 15-minute scale on the bezel insert is orange, and the applied indices and nickel hands are filled with orange SuperLumiNova. The orange is in maximum contrast to the black dial and unidirectional rotating bezel with black ceramic inlay.
The Oris Aquis Date Orange has a gunmetal grey stainless steel case with PVD coating, with a diameter of 43 mm. It is water resistant to 300 metres and has a screw-in crown that is protected by a crown protecting device.
The watch is powered by Oris Calibre 733 automatic movement with a date window at 6 o'clock. It comes with a hydrophobic orange rubber strap with a sliding-sledge clasp, which can be adjusted while the watch is being worn.
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