Renowned for producing specialist diving watches, Swiss watch brand Oris presents the new Aquis Depth Gauge timepiece, which is water resistant up to 500 meters.
Oris has harnessed its knowledge, expertise and craftsmanship to produce the first divers watch which measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece.
Revolutionising the world of professional diving, where safety and protection are paramount, Oris’ engineers have applied the Boyle Mariotte Law to the patented Aquis Depth Gauge.
The special sapphire crystal, 50% thicker than an average top glass, features a channel milled into the side which runs anticlockwise round the dial, stopping between one and two o’clock. At 12 o’clock, a inlet leads to this channel. Expertly crafted, the join between the crystal and the case is sealed by a rubber gasket.
On descent, the air inside the channel is compressed by the surrounding water pressure, allowing water to enter through the inlet at 12 o’clock. The edge, in light grey and dark grey, differentiates between water and compressed air on the scale around the outside of the dial, indicating depth while descending or ascending.
Diver safety is crucial, and Oris’ innovative depth gauge ensures accurate depth measurement. The indicator benefits from no inertia, not delaying the accurate and actual depth indication –particularly useful in decompression breaks in lesser depths.
The stainless steel case showcases an instrument look design, featuring a unidirectional revolving top ring, with black ceramic inlay.
Model: Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, Reference 733 7675 4154 Set
Oris Automatic Calibre 733, base SW 200-1
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Multi-piece stainless steel case, ceramic minutes scale top ring
Diameter: 46.00 mm
Lug width: 26 mm
Sapphire crystal top glass, domed on both sides, double-sided anti-reflective coating, features a milled channel for depth gauging and a yellow metre scale
Case back: Stainless steel, special engravings, screwed
Stainless steel crown
Water resistance: 50 bar/ 500 meters
Date window at 6 o’clock
Indices and hands with Superluminova BG W9
Black rubber strap, stainless steel security folding clasp with extension
Waterproof presentation box set, additional metal bracelet, strap changing tools
Swiss Retail Price