Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Watch Review

 

Oris has revealed the new Aquis Depth Gauge, the first divers watch to measure depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece.

The patented Oris Aquis Depth Gauge features a special sapphire crystal that is 50% thicker than an average top glass. It has a channel milled into the side, which runs anticlockwise around the dial and stops between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock.

A hole leads into this channel at 12 o'clock. On descent, the air inside the channel is compressed by the surrounding water pressure, allowing water to enter the channel through the hole.

The edge of a light grey and dark grey indication around the outside of the dial differentiates between water and compressed air, allowing the depth to be read using a yellow depth scale. The close-up image below shows a depth reading of 5 metres.


The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge is water resistant to 500 metres. It has a 46 mm stainless steel case, and a unidirectional revolving top ring with black ceramic inlay and minute scale. The watch is powered by automatic Oris movement 733, and comes with a rubber strap. A date window is placed at 6 o'clock.

The timepiece is presented in a waterproof box along with a metal bracelet and tools. Price is expected in the region of £2,350.