Oris recently introduced an Aquis dive watch with a unique cherry red sunray dial and matte stainless steel unidirectional bezel.
The Aquis Date Cherry Dial Edition features the standard 41.5 mm case and a screw-locked crown and crown guards keep the crown from being inadvertently unlocked or adjusted while underwater. A screw-locked caseback with mineral crystal affords a view of the Sellita-based 4Hz automatic movement. The front is protected by a slightly raised sapphire crystal. Water-resistance is rated to 300 meters.
While the movement is not the new in-house caliber 400 we did a Technical Review of, it’s reliable and keeps the cost down (it’s at least $1,200 more for the in-house equipped Aquis dive watch references). It’s worth noting, that the case of the Aquis Date — without the Oris caliber 400 — measures 2 mm less than the in-house variant.
In addition to the interesting “cherry red” dial, with applied indices, lollipop center seconds hand, and date at 6 o]’clock — the bezel features a distinctive matte steel insert, with a raised and polished dive scale, similar to the aesthetic seen on Rolex’s Yachtmaster.
The Oris Aquis Date Cherry Dial Edition comes with a steel bracelet with a folding clasp and diving extensions. (Ref. 01 733 7766 4158 8 22 05 PEB) Retail is $2,300.