Available in several sizes, powered by Swiss automatic movements, and offered in a dizzying array of attractive dial colors, the Aquis is arguably the most popular watch from Oris. After the recent release of the Oris Whale Shark limited edition watch, Oris has now dropped a stunning new cherry-colored variation of the Aquis.
In a time when blue has become the new black and green dial watches are slowly gaining popularity, brands like Oris have started experimenting with other color options such as brown and red to offer consumers something different and more exciting. This approach has led to the creation of the new Oris Aquis Cherry pictured here.
Oris is not new to the world of red dial watches and the last time the brand played around with this color was when it collaborated with our friends at Fratello to release a limited edition variant of the Pointer date with an Oxblood face and golden highlights. Compared to the slightly understated, darker, and Matt finish dial on the Pointer date, the cherry red dial on the Aquis is more vibrant, a little lighter in tone, and features a sunburst finish for better light play. The layout is typically Aquis, comprising, polished lume filled hour markers, a printed minute track, a well-placed date window at 6, and lume filled hands for better low light visibility. In all, the dial looks beautiful whilst remaining highly legible.
The stainless-steel case on this watch measures a modest 41.5mm in diameter and conforms to the design DNA of the Aquis family. It has a distinctive kettle-shaped body with angular integrated lugs and crown guards that protect the threaded crown at the 3 o’clock position. Sitting on top of the case is a uni-directional bezel with engraved markings. The steel bezel with a Matt finish offers a nice contrast to the red dial and gives the watch a more rugged look compared to other Aquis watches with a ceramic bezel insert. The case is pressure-resistant to a healthy 300 meters.
The mechanical heart behind this watch is the Oris caliber 733. A trustworthy automatic movement, the caliber 733 is a slightly modified version of the Sellita SW200-1. It operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and delivers an autonomy of around 38 hours. The movement is visible through the exhibition case back and comes equipped with the signature Oris red rotor.
The new Oris Aquis Cherry comes attached to a solid stainless-steel bracelet and retails for $2,300.