The NEW Oris Aquis Date Upcycle Watches
Thursday - 23 September 2021
Now, does it bother you that the earth’s rapidly deteriorating climate means we’re living on borrowed time? If it does, you may want to sit up and listen to the steps Oris is making towards sustaining the planet. Maybe you’re doing your bit already. If you are and you like Oris Aquis watches – it’s a win-win situation since the proceeds made in purchasing the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch are going towards further developments.
If you buy the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch you’ve got a diver’s companion for life that also doubles up as a rugged tool for daily wear. By doing so you’re also actively committing to reducing the world’s ocean plastic crisis – and that’s got to enhance wearer experience if not for all the obvious reasons. Oris is a watchmaker who has dedicated years of research and development towards manufacturing affordable wristwatches that don’t compromise on quality, materials and functionality. As I said, it’s a win-win situation no matter what angle you choose to look at it.
You may be thinking you already have one too many Oris Aquis watches in your collection. Somehow this luxury dive watch keeps twisting your arm with new dial colours and even more appealing case sizes, right? Well, I’m afraid the Swiss watchmaker is going to twist your arm again because the dial of the new Aquis Date Upcycle watch looks unique and new all over again, and the brand certainly isn’t sorry about that.
Every piece is unique
One of the most appealing qualities of the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch is the fact that every dial is different to the next. The PET plastic recycling process produces entirely random patterns resulting in no two dials ever being the same. Oris has agreed to keep producing the Aquis Date Upcycle watch for as long as the model is in demand. Beyond this dial, however, traditional watchmaking at Oris is present from every perfectly crafted link in the bracelet, to the archetypal hands, to the unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel, the Oris-stamped crown and much more.
About the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch
As mentioned, the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch is produced in a 41.5mm or 36.5mm case crafted from stainless steel. The case is also water-resistant to 300 meters and features a domed sapphire crystal glass front with an anti-reflective coating on both sides of its surface. To uphold this impressive water resistance – a feature that has been utilized by recreational and professional divers since the collection first launched – the case is equipped with a screw-down crown and a screwed-in caseback. The reverse of the case also features a mineral glass exhibition feature for observing the performance of the movement as it works. Oris manufactures the cases of its Aquis series from a multi-piece construction, with a ceramic scale top ring on a unidirectional rotating bezel that only moves in a counter-clockwise direction. This, of course, is designed to ensure diver safety and will never enable the wearer to accidentally extend the remaining dive time whilst underwater.
The unique recycled plastic dial of the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch is laid out in a familiar arrangement. The central hour and minute hands have been coated in a layer of Super-LumiNova material to assist with referencing the time in the dark. In addition to this, the baton indexes around the hour track are also finished in the same treatment and join a minute scale around the periphery of the dial. A date window is positioned at 6 o’clock, below the Aquis 300-meter water-resistant lettering. Behind the unique dial of the Aquis Date Upcycle watch is the Oris 733 movement, which provides a 38-hour power reserve and beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement is based on the Sellita SW 200-1 and comprises a total of 26 jewels.
As mentioned prior, the new Aquis watch from Oris is completed on a stainless steel bracelet with links executed in fine-brushed and polished surface techniques. The bracelet secures to the wrist with a folding clasp with an extension feature that enables the watch to stretch over the top of a diving suit. More information can be found on the new Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch here, or you can call and speak to a member of our sales team at Jura Watches on 01335 453453
Technical Specifications of the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle watch
- Case: 41.5 mm or 36.5 mm case - stainless steel – screw-in crown – screw-in caseback with mineral glass – sapphire crystal glass front with AR coating – 300-meter water resistance - grey ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute dive scale
- Dial: Made from upcycled PET ocean plastic – each one entirely unique – Super-LumiNova coated central hour and minute hands – date window at 6 o’clock – luminous baton hour markers
- Movement: Oris 733 – based on the SW 200-1 – automatic, self-winding – 38-hour power reserve - 26 jewels – 28,800 v/p/h – hours, minutes, seconds, date functions
- Brushed and polished stainless steel link bracelet – folding security clasp – extension facility
- Reference: 01 733 7766 4150-Set
- Price: £1,600