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Oris 2021 Watch Releases

There’s aren’t many watch companies in the world that have the same brand recall as Oris – a master in its own right. A creator of affordably priced watches distinguishable for the iconic red rotor movement. Most watch enthusiasts don’t consider watches priced in the same bracket as Oris to be luxury, but that they certainly are. The manufacturer’s heritage is an interesting one. It uses a mix of its own superior horological know-how and adds this to existing movements from ebauche, as well as equipping many models this year with the Calibre 400, which we’ll cover in this article. Oris is an increasingly recognised manufacturer of dive watches and pilot’s watches. Watches & Wonders 2021 has brought with it many new Oris watches and today, we’re looking at some of these models launched over the last few months. 


Aquis Date Cherry



Even if you already own an Oris Aquis watch, this stunning Cherry Red dial version is going to bring something completely unique to your collection. It’s the first time Oris has introduced such an eye-catching colour to its Aquis range. The 41.5mm model is crafted from brushed and polished stainless steel and integrated with the range’s 300-meter water resistance. The crimson-dialled dive watch has well and truly thrown collectors off the scent with the launch of this innovative tool. A sapphire crystal glass front protects the dial, which has been designed with a date window at 6 o’clock and Super-LumiNova-coated central hour and minute hands. The indexes have also been treated with luminous material and the entire display is surrounded by a unidirectional rotating bezel for the effortless measuring of elapsed time underwater.


The multi-piece stainless steel case with bolted-on crown guards is ready to make an impact. It’s a great size, straddling the larger 43.5mm diameter and the much smaller 39.5mm. New proprietary lugs slope downwards at an angle, providing a snug fit against the skin and the model comes completed on a rugged stainless steel bracelet, with links finished in a mix of polished and brushed techniques. The punch-drunk dial colour of the Oris Aquis Date Cherry is powered by the Calibre Oris 733, powering the hands around the crimson dial with complete effortlessness.


Aquis Date Calibre 400



We had high expectations for the Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 and Oris certainly delivered on its promise. The new additions to the line come in an anthracite, blue and vivid green colour. The watch’s initial debut came in 2020 and, at the time, the Calibre 400 was restricted to these 43.5mm sized cases. Now it propels the hands around a sunray finished dial in these three different colours from inside a more compact 41.5mm case. Its performance, of course, speaks for itself.


The new Aquis Date Calibre 400 watches have a cutting-edge movement at their heart. The engine’s beauty can be admired through a sapphire-backed case and it performs inside a 300-meter water-resistant stainless steel case, topped with a unidirectional rotating bezel in a colour of ceramic to match its respective dial. Some of the qualities of the Calibre 400 include a 5-day power reserve, a performance of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a resistance to magnetic fields up to 2,250 gauss. An automatic rotor replaces the ball bearing system with a tongue-and-groove system that is more robust all-round. It also includes a matt-blasted three-quarter bridge and a skeletonised rotor. For those looking for a more substantially compact dive watch with all the key characteristics of the much-loved Aquis – the Calibre 400 version is a clear winner.


Aquis Depth Gauge



The new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge watch retains the same clear, safe and clever way to measure underwater depth but with a more refined design. It already received a revamp not so long ago. Back in 2013 its stainless steel case was given a black DLC-coated facelift and featured a tungsten bezel insert as well as some striking bright yellow accents. The new Depth Gauge from Oris relies on the same physics that it has done in the past. Its non-coated stainless steel case with a mix of polished and brushed finishes brings back the steel sports watch-look that proves successful time and time again. The model measures a confident 46mm diameter and features the redesigned crown guard that Oris launched in the Aquis Date models.


The unidirectional rotating bezel of the new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge is crafted form black ceramic and moves unidirectionally. Its surface has been engraved with a 60-minute dive scale. New hands and applied indexes also feature in this revamped version. Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass and Super-LumiNova assist with a clear view into the dial and its vital elements. The process used to mill the channel of the depth gauge in this Oris watch is where it differs slightly from previous models. It has been significantly refined so that its legibility is increased. Based on the Boyle-Mariotte Law, the volume of air held inside the milled channel would normally reduce during a dive. The deeper you go the more water enters the channel. Once the water comes inside the frosted surface of the channel, it can be read. The air then decompresses during a dive ascent, forcing the water out of the hole. To complete the recognisable look of the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge watch it features a caseback engraved with the metres-to-feet conversion chart and wraps comfortably around the wrist with a black rubber strap.


AquisPro Date Calibre 400



Multiple sub-collections of dive watches belong to Oris’ revolutionary catalogue of affordable tool watches. The Oris AquisPro is one of them and is known for its remarkably functional design and its ruggedness. Those who have been enjoying the Oris AquisPro as a companion for a while will be pleased to hear that it now comes powered by Oris’ in-house Calibre 400. As mentioned, the movement has many qualities to take advantage of and, in this model, comes protected inside a black DLC-coated titanium case integrated with a staggering 1000-meter water resistance.


The lightweight dive watch is also known for its Rotation Safety System or RSS. With this system, you can unlock and lock the unidirectional rotating bezel whilst making sure that the remaining dive time can be read with absolute certainty. The ceramic bezel features a white 60-minute dive scale for effortless tracking of time left underwater. The identically shaped hands and indexes are true to the Aquis bloodline and have been treated with Super-LumiNova for guaranteeing unparalleled contrast both day and night. The new AquisPro 2021 version from Oris is available on a supple black rubber strap emblazoned with the famous Oris lettering. 


Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy



If these Cotton Candy models from the Divers Sixty-Five collection have made you smile then Oris has achieved what it set out to do with these eye-catching timepieces. The Lipstick Pink, Wild Green and Sky Blue dial colours make for very palpable colourways on the wrist, especially with the addition of bronze-coloured hands and indexes. The Divers Sixty-Five was and has always been a very popular choice for those with a soft spot for vintage-inspired models or dive watches from the past. First and foremost these colourful watches are unisex. Oris wanted to release a range of timepieces that can be enjoyed whether male or female. With that in mind, these Cotton Candy watches, which merge the lines between masculinity and femininity, are also remarkably versatile and widely appealing. Each case measures a 38mm diameter and has been crafted from bronze. The material is often used in the dive watch industry these days. It not only patinates as it reacts with oxygen and saltwater, but it is also renowned for its anti-corrosive properties.


The new range of Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy watches is 100-meter water-resistant and feature a mix of circular and rectangular-shaped indexes treated with Super-LumiNova. The hands have also been treated with luminous material and accompany a date window at 6 o’clock. A domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass lens creates a shielding canopy across the top of the coloured dials, protecting them from dirt, debris, moisture, heat and light damage. The Oris Cotton Candy watches are all powered by the self-winding Oris 733 Calibre, which provides a 38-hour power reserve, and all come fitted on a bronze bracelet or a vintage brown calfskin strap with an Oris-engraved bronze buckle. To prevent the back of the case from reacting with the skin, it has been crafted from stainless steel and engraved with the Oris lettering and shield-shaped logo.


If you’d like any additional information on the newest Oris Watches & Wonders 2021 releases, you can call our sales team on 01335 453453 or take a look at the range here.

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