Oris Launches Aquis Date Watch In Green
Thursday - 29 April 2021
Re-sized in a 41.5mm multi-piece stainless steel case - the 300-meter water-resistant Oris Aquis Date watch, dressed in a sumptuous deep green dial, bridges the gap between the Swiss brand’s former 39.5mm and 43.5mm case sizes
You might take a look at some of Oris’ very first dive watches from the 1960s and decide they look a little dated. Yes, they were sealed with plexiglass tops and offered a water resistance of just 30 meters but these designs actually marked a pivotal point in the heritage of Oris’ watchmaking and thus an Oris tradition was born. Oris Aquis watches date back to around this same time, since the brand’s first dive watches were, in fact, imbued with a set of characteristics that have retained that archetypal dive tool look over the decades. These original designs shaped both the future and success of the Aquis watch, leading to the ingenious designs today like this Oris Aquis Date watch, styled on a steel link bracelet or a sleek black rubber strap. The rubber strap version – the Oris Aquis Date watch ref: 01 733 7766 4157-07 4 22 64FC is the one we’ll be taking a look at today, featuring a captivating green dial, an automatic movement, unidirectional rotating bezel and a legible date function, housed in a re-sized case measuring 41.5mm, sliding right between the 39.5mm case and the larger 43.5mm case.
The roots of the Oris Aquis watch
The precedents for a rugged dive watch were set in Oris’ first full steel watch made in 1998. It didn’t feature a rotating bezel but did give birth to the DNA of the Oris Aquis. From this point onwards, it becomes apparent how Oris began drawing from the success of its other watches, borrowing features that would one day put the Aquis watch in good stead as a timekeeping tool for use by both professional and amateur divers. The Oris TT1 created in 2001, although not a watch intended for diving or underwater explorations, did boast a construction that fused high-tech materials together for a rugged and wearer-friendly design. The TT Divers watch was born in 2002, and this watch, although an extension to the former TT1 watch, did bear more aquatic aspirations. It featured a rotating bezel that would turn in the counter-clockwise direction only – an innovative tool for measuring elapsed dive time safely and carefully whilst underwater. It also featured a hefty stainless case and bracelet for plenty of use underwater. It becomes clear, 20 years on, just how much inspiration was taken from the TT Divers watch when comparing it with modern-day Aquis models like the new green Oris Aquis Date. In 2009 the Oris ProDiver watch was born, geared towards commercial divers. Its high spec design comprised the brand’s patented Rotation Safety System mechanism, designed to lock the bezel into place, giving the diver extra reassurance that when exploring daring underwater depths, timing dives could be carried out with 100% safety, with no room for error.
The year 2012 marked the birth of the first Oris Aquis watch, with a unidirectionally rotating bezel, crown protectors, lollipop hands, impressive water resistance and a screw-down crown. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge followed just two years later. With its mechanism that enabled water to enter a chamber milled into the crystal, creating a watermark that could be read from a gauge dial running around the dial, it’s easy to see how the model acquired its nickname of “the watch with a hole”. It was not until 2017, however, that the second generation of the Oris Aquis watch was born. A slimmed-down bracelet and case made the former rugged and water-ready tool a little more refined for wearing alongside elegant or smart attire. Doing so enabled Oris to hone into the needs of the modern Oris watch collector, overall making it a more appealing design without sacrificing its legibility or performance. One of the most innovative qualities of the Oris Aquis watch must be the brand’s in-house Calibre 400 which launched last year in the form of the Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400. The performance of the movement, equipped with an anti-magnetic construction, now guarantees the wearer a ten-year warranty on his watch.
The Oris Aquis Date watch with green dial
The 41.5mm green Oris Aquis Date watch ref: 01 733 7766 4157-07 4 22 64FC features a stunning green dial, mirrored by its surrounding unidirectional rotating bezel, also executed in a matching green hue. The dial has the recognizable lollipop second hand, the chunky central hour and minute hands and the hour track represented in rounded baton form. The hands and indexes have been treated with Super-LumiNova BG W9 to assist with timekeeping in dark conditions or during the night. The 6 o’clock location is home to the legible date window, dressed behind a black background to retain the watch’s sleek black and green colour codes, but also to remain discreet enough for those who don’t much care for the large white date aperture often used in luxury dive watches.
The dial of the green Oris Aquis Date watch is surrounded by a rugged 41.5mm multi-piece stainless steel case topped with a green ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel bearing a 60-minute dive scale in silver. The surface of the dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal glass lens with anti-reflective technology treated to the inside surface. A screwed steel caseback upholding the watch’s impressive 300-meter water resistance is also equipped with a see-through mineral glass exhibition feature to watch the automatic movement in motion. The steel case also features a screw-down crown with a crown protection system, along with softened rectangular-shaped lugs that lead to a supple rubber strap.
At the heart of the green-dialled Oris Aquis Date watch is the Oris 733 self-winding calibre based on the Sellita SW 200-1 movement. With a central hand for seconds, minute and hours, an instantaneous date, fine timing device and a second function – the movement has proven its reliability throughout Oris’ catalogue, performing at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and delivering a 38-hour power reserve. The green Oris Aquis Date watch comes fitted on a black Oris-embossed rubber strap with a stainless steel folding clasp and integrated diver’s extension mechanism for pairing with a wetsuit.
For more information on the green Oris Aquis Date watch ref: 01 733 7766 4157-07 4 22 64FC, you can check out the entire spec list for the watch here, or call our sales team today on 01335 453453
Technical Specifications of the Oris Aquis Date with green dial ref: 01 733 7766 4157-07 4 22 64FC
- Case: 41.5mm diameter – multi-piece stainless steel – brushed and polished – screw-in security crown – screw-in caseback with mineral glass - domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front - 300-meter water resistance
- Dial: Green – Super-LumiNova coated hour & minute hands – Super-LumiNova coated hour indexes – lollipop seconds hand – date window at 6 o’clock
- Movement: Oris 733 self-winding Calibre – based on the Sellita SW200-1 – 38-hour power reserve – 28,800 v.p.h – central seconds, minutes and hours, date
- Strap: Black Oris-embossed rubber strap – stainless steel folding clasp – diver’s extension mechanism
- Price: £1,450
- Reference: 01 733 7766 4157-07 4 22 64FC