Oris Aquis Date Diving Watch Update Itselfe With New Colors

Oris Aquis Date orange strap watch

The Oris Aquis Date has to be on your wish-list because it has great quality and for a relatively affordable price. No debate, this diving watch is good for what it has been designed for – and it’s also a pleasant watch on a daily basis. Although we thought it to perform well, it seems that Oris had some improvements to make, and this year, they add 2 new colors and dials designed to perform in the hostile conditions found deep underwater.Oris Aquis Date yellow strap watch
Underwater, the notion of color has to be seen on a completely different level. For instance, red, which is a bright and highly visible color on earth, totally disappear when underwater, and at just 5m down to the sea. On the other hand, some other colors, like blue for instance, remain highly visible, even at 200m. Aware of this issue, Oris looked at how they could make a diver’s watch as legible and therefore as safe as possible when at depth. They turned to research by John Adolfson and Thomas Berghage, who reported in their medical volume Perception and Performance Under Water that the most visible colours underwater are yellow and orange.Side of Oris Aquis Date yellow strap watch
No more suspense, you have the main raison d’être of these two new editions of the solid, reliable and functional Oris Aquis Date. On both new Oris Aquis Date models, the minutes scale printed on the inside of the sapphire crystal, the zero marker triangle on the timer scale bezel and the central seconds hand have been coloured either yellow or orange. All of these 3 parts of the dial are crucial when diving and highlighting them will improve underwater safety. Not only the designers added some bright accents on the dial (and on the rubber straps too, but that is not going to help you for underwater visibility) but they also redesigned it, as the face of the Aquis now has been cleaned a bit, with different indexes and tracks, again to emphasize on the essential indications.Oris Aquis Date orange strap watch
These new 2016 Oris Aquis Date feature a 43mm stainless case, with brushed and polished surfaces, a ceramic bezel insert and with a choice of three strap and bracelet options; yellow/orange rubber, black rubber or a stainless steel metal bracelet. The rubber straps are equipped with the Oris-developed quick-adjust, sliding-sledge folding clasp that can be adjusted for length without ever having to remove the watch from the wrist – something practical when having a diving suit. Inside the case ticks an automatic movement, the Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 and 38h of power reserve.Oris Aquis Date orange strap watch caseback