Swiss watch brand Oris and expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis are going their own way to raise awareness of the importance of water, with the release of the Oris Aquis Date Relief, a high-quality diver’s watch.
For many years, Oris has been campaigning to protect and conserve the world’s oceans as part of a mission to bring change for the better. The new model from the high performance Aquis diver’s watches brings a new partnership with the expedition swimmer and water ambassador Ernst Bromeis.
Ernst took the Oris Aquis Date Relief to Lake Baikal with photographer Maurice Haas for a preparation swim ahead of his 2019 project ‘The Blue Miracle’, which will see him swim across a number of lakes, including Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, to raise awareness of the world’s water.
The Oris Aquis Date Relief is inspired by the colour and feeling of water. The grey dial recalls the colour of a stormy sea, while the watch’s signature diving scale numerals in relief are a reminder of the texture of water, as well as its elemental role in all life.
The watch shares its architecture and performance values with the Oris Aquis Date. It has a 43.50 mm (1.713 inches) stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel and is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres).
It comes on a choice of straps or a metal bracelet, and its sapphire crystal sits over a dial decorated with applied hour markers, which, like the hour and minutes hands, are filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®. Its Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement provides it with a central seconds hand – in urgent red – and a date, seen through a window at 6 o’clock.
Model: Oris Aquis Date Relief
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 43.50 mm (1.713 inches)
Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case Back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
Operating Devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water Resistance: 30 bar (300 metres)
Luminous Material Indices and hands with Super-LumiNova BG W9
Number Oris 733
Power Reserve 38 hours
Hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fne timing device and stop-second
Multi-piece stainless steel bracelet with security folding clasp extension; grey or red rubber strap with steel security folding clasp with extension; or grey leather strap with steel folding clasp with extension
Swiss retail price
CHF 1,950 on bracelet,
CHF 1,750 on rubber or leather strap
From January 2019