If there’s one watch in the Oris assortment that needs no presentation, it positively is the Aquis Date . A vigorous plunge watch, with present day and utilitarian looks, it has been commended as a competitive choice for somebody in the need of a straightforward jumping instrument, which can likewise be utilized ashore as a day by day blender. Generally accessible in a moderately huge case of 43.5mm, it was presumably not appropriate for every single expected client. What’s more, Oris knew about this… So, by mainstream interest, the brand adds a more modest choice to its assortment, which presently incorporates a 41.5mm form – just as another model for the all around existing yet not completely sent 39.5mm sub-collection.
The Aquis Date is a watch that shouldn’t be disregarded. For whoever is on the chase for a strong plunge watch , with a programmed development, incredible nature of development, current materials and contemporary plan from a set up brand with a demonstrated history and a nice value, it surely is among the best watches accessible. Brought into the world in the last part of the 1990s, as the Oris Full Steel, it immediately got one of the brand’s successes. In 2017, the brand gave its cutting edge plunge watch an elegant facelift , with updates working on this issue, materials and dials. In any case, it was fundamentally accessible with a 43.5mm case and albeit a 39.5mm rendition was presented, it some way or another flew under the radar.
The new Oris Aquis Date 41.5mm
Even however the case of the Oris Aquis Date 43.5mm is very much planned and gives sufficient comfort on most wrists, it is certainly a huge watch – particularly when worn on a steel wristband. Mindful that not all watch devotees have a 20cm wrist, or that some just lean toward a more modest watch, the brand chose to get proactive. In this manner, because of Oris client input, the brand adds another, somewhat more modest model in the Aquis Date range, with a 41.5mm distance across that sits directly in the center between the 39.5mm and 43.5mm models.
Other than a diminished distance across and an arm band that is 22mm wide (rather than 24mm), the watch is practically indistinguishable from the famous 43.5mm model on all levels. The case holds its coordinated hauls and arm band that “melts” into the case, the very much incorporated crown security gadget and all the fundamental highlights of a hearty jump watch: a uni-directional bezel with a cleaned ceramic supplement and an hour long scale; a screw-in crown; a twofold domed sapphire gem; a screwed caseback (with transparent mineral glass); and its exemplary 300m water-obstruction. The 3-interface tempered steel wristband is outfitted with a collapsing catch and a plunging expansion. An elastic tie on a collapsing fasten is additionally available.
The same report can be made in regards to the dial, which depends on the mark sunray-brushed blue tone, a similar applied files and hands as the 2017 facelift and a H-M-S show with date at 6 o’clock. Inside the case is a similar type Oris 733, which means a programmed Sellita SW 200-1 with 4Hz recurrence and 38h force save – and the mark red rotor.
A new form of the Oris Aquis Date 39.5mm
Second news in regards to the Oris Aquis Date is the appearance in the assortment of another 39.5mm form (an incredible size for a unisex model), with an angle sea blue with a sunray-brushed example, combined with a cleaned Tungsten embed, an uncommon metal with a light dim shading known for its hardness (which surpasses that of many steel composites). Other than that, the watch has similar determinations and specialized arrangements as the 41.5mm and 43.5mm models.
Price and availability
Both the 41.5mm rendition of the Oris Aquis Date and the new slope blue 39.5mm model are currently (February 2020) accessible in stores and on Oris’ site. Costs are the equivalent for all models: CHF 2,050 or EUR 1,950. More subtleties at oris.ch .