Think about it for a second… What is the main component of a dive watch? Its water opposition? Its second hand? Its bezel? Obviously, it is a combination of every one of these components nonetheless, and I am certain supportive of divers will concur, THE ultimate feature of a dive watch is the moment hand. For security reasons, the moment hand is vital to computing the leftover dive time and decompression stages. Oris has been very much aware of this already for certain years thus this year presents a new form of the Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’, a watch that has been intensively thought through, worked for supportive of divers and offers a very appealing unique display.
When it comes to professional-situated dive watches, Oris’ notoriety has been immovably settled. Consider the Aquis Depth Gauge , the Prodiver 1000 or just the Aquis Date . Every one of them are strong, effectively thought out, reason constructed watches with acknowledgment as authentic instruments by the individuals who, eventually, have authority: divers. These watches were not made to be work area divers (even on the off chance that they may be often used as such… however that’s another debate). Notwithstanding these, Oris has gone what I consider “a step further” for dive watches, presenting a watch that not just offers the water opposition, the compliance with ISO-6425 norms and the required robustness, yet that underscores the urgent component of a dive watch: the moment hand, by employing a controller show. This watch is the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ and, for Baselworld 2017, Oris has chosen to give it a facelift, as per style of the new Aquis assortment .
Why am I featuring the moment hand on a dive watch? Truth be told, combined with the turning bezel, the moment hand is vital to ascertaining remaining dive time and to gauge decompression stages, two components critical to the security of divers. All things being equal, what is the most ideal approach to have a simple to peruse, simple to see minute hand? The appropriate response is basic: a controller show. A controller depends on non-coaxial hands, which means the hour and moment hands are isolated. The moment hand is in the middle, while the hour, a significant component obviously however auxiliary when plunging, is appeared by a different, more modest hand on a sub-dial at 3. This confines the vital snippet of data for a diver, who can set dive time by adjusting the moment hand to the hour long scale on the uni-directional pivoting bezel. Different highlights of this showcase are a little second (a running sign is needed by ISO guidelines) and a date.
This highlight is key to the remarkable appeal of the ‘Der Meistertaucher’, not another watch for Oris, anyway a specialty piece that has become kind of a symbol. (In 1999, Oris turned into the principal watch company to bring this customary complication into a dive watch). To more readily coordinate this watch into the assortment, the brand gave it a similar facelift as the 2017 variant of the Aquis, which means a marginally slimmer case, overhauled crown assurance piece, reshaped hauls and distinctive lists on the dial. By and large, the watch feels a smidgen more compact than previously and furthermore more modern.
The 43.5mm instance of the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ is altogether given to productivity: lightweight gratitude to the utilization of titanium (for the case, the clasp and the extra arm band), very much secured, intended for divers, with a 300m water obstruction and an programmed helium get away from valve, assembled into the side of the case at 9, an elastic tie or a wristband, both with a brisk change augmentation framework (so you can lash the watch around a plunging suit). The dial additionally follows a similar thought, with unmistakably distinguished hands, because of brilliant tones: all optional signs are white painted (hours, seconds, date, lists) while the primary pointers – the moment hand and initial 15-minutes of the artistic bezel’s scale – are painted in splendid red. This presentation is fueled by a programmed type, the Oris Cal. 749, in light of Sellita SW 220-1.
The new Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ keeps the allure of the model, which means the extraordinary appeal of the controller (being one of the lone controller dive watches accessible), combined with an incredible execution. Complication is utilized here for one objective just; making a much more secure and more viable watch. This Oris ‘Der Meistertaucher’ is a specialty offer yet one that is really relevant. The 2017 facelift is welcomed, and brings a modern feel to this legitimate instrument watch. Value: EUR 2,900, including titanium arm band, extra elastic tie with collapsing clasp and water-safe case with lash evolving devices. Accessible in May 2017.
Technical Specifications of the 2017 Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’
- Case: 43.5mm width – titanium case, fired bezel, helium get away from valve – sapphire precious stone on the dial side and titanium caseback – 30 bar/300m water resistant
- Movement: Oris Cal. 749, in view of Sellita SW 220-1 – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 38h force hold – minute hand in the middle, hour hand on a subdial at 3, little seconds at 9, date window at 6
- Strap: titanium bracelet with collapsing fasten and augmentation framework. Provided with red rubber tie with collapsing catch and speedy change augmentation system
- Reference: 01 749 7734 7154 MB
- Price: EUR 2,900/CHF 3,100
- Availability: May 2017