Earlier this year, preceding Baselworld 2017, Oris presented a facelifted version of its most meaningful watch, the Aquis . More refined, better executed, more current and of course still completely reasonable as an expert jump watch… It appears to be that apparatus watch lovers appreciated this new plan, thus the whole Aquis assortment is presently experiencing this facelift interaction , to make a predictable line up. Today, the Oris Aquis Small Second Date, a watch that offers an alternate presentation as well as a bigger size and an expanded water obstruction, is presented in its 2017 version.
As with the “Date” version of the Oris Aquis , the standard/cornerstone watch of the assortment, the formula utilized on the Small Second Date is comparable. The new age of Aquis is presently being conveyed all through the reach. The Oris Aquis Small Second Date profits by the sleek update acquainted with the Aquis line this year. Oris’ designers have made the horns and wristband more slender, giving the case a more slim profile. The hands and files have been overhauled to look bolder and more keen (with a more precise plan, being more present day in general), and the screw-in crown and crown-guards have been refined to give the watch a sleeker outline. The bezel trim is made of dark earthenware, and the dial currently gladly conveys the Aquis name. Additionally, a small hole between the case and the bezel has been added, making the bezel simpler to hold and adjust.
With the Oris Aquis Small Second Date, we have a marginally unexpected showcase in comparison to on the standard time-and-date version . The sign of the seconds is an obligatory element on a regarded jump watch, as it guarantees initially that the watch is really running (as determined by the ISO 6425 norm), yet it isn’t the most essential sign on such a watch. Subsequently, to welcome the light on the moment hand (the one that assists with timing jumping meetings, because of the pivoting bezel), the second has been set on a sub-dial at 9. To adjust the showcase, the date window has been set at 3. This particular showcase has been made inside by Oris watchmakers (on a Sellita base development), in light of the plunging community’s feedback.
The new Oris Aquis Small Second Date not just differs by its showcase. Compared to the “Aquis Date” model, the water obstruction has been expanded to 500m/50 bar – underlining its qualifications as a ground-breaking, toolish, expertly arranged jump watch. Likewise, the case is presently 45.5mm rather than 43.5mm on the 3-hand version. Notwithstanding, other than these specialized advancements, the plan is currently absolutely in accordance with the remainder of the Aquis watches.
The Oris Aquis Small Second Date will be accessible regardless 2 dial choices, both notable by Oris collectors. The first one shows the old style dark dial/orange hands and markers combination (orange is perhaps the most noticeable colors submerged). The second one highlights the engaging “gradient blue” dial, with silver hands and records, with white brilliant paint. The two releases can be requested with an elastic tie (dark or blue) or with a strong hardened steel arm band. Whatever the alternative, both are fitted with security and speedy change fastens. The cost for the Oris Aquis Small Second Date will be CHF 2,200 on a tie and CHF 2,400 on metal wristband. More subtleties on www.oris.ch .
Technical Specifications – Oris Aquis Small Second Date
- Case: 45.5mm Diameter – hardened steel, brushed and cleaned, screw-in crown – unidirectional turning bezel with dark ceramic trim – sapphire gem on the dial side, plain steel back – 500m water resistant
- Movement: Oris Cal. 743, in view of Sellita SW 220-1 – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 38h force hold – 26 gems – hours, minutes, small second, date
- Strap/Bracelet: dark or blue elastic strap, sliding-sledge collapsing fasten with augmentation – stainless steel wristband with extension
- References: 01 743 7733 4135 RS (Blue dial) – 01 743 7733 4159 RS (Black and orange dial)
- Price: Swiss retail cost – CHF 2,200 on a lash – CHF 2,400 on metal bracelet