Oris presents its new Aquis Depth Gauge watch. The novelty introduces a revolutionizing concept in the world of professional diving as it represents the first diver’s watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece. The brand’s engineers have applied the Boyle Mariotte Law to the patented model.
The new Oris watch is constructed with a special sapphire crystal that is 50% thicker than an average top glass. The sapphire crystal has a channel milled into the side. This channel runs anticlockwise round the dial and stops between 1 and 2 o’clock. At 12 o’clock, there is a hole leading to this channel. A rubber gasket is used for sealing the join between the crystal and the case.
When the diver descents with the watch on his wrist, the air found inside the channel is compressed by the surrounding water pressure, and water enters through the 12 o’clock inlet. The edge, visible in light and dark grey, differentiates between water and compressed air on the yellow-numerals scale featured around the outside of the dial, indicating the depth.
Keeping in mind that the diver’s safety is crucial, the creators of the new Aquis Depth Gauge watch wanted the innovative depth gauge to guarantee accurate depth measurement. The indicator benefits from no inertia, so it doesn’t delay the accurate and actual depth indication. This peculiarity is especially useful in decompression breaks at smaller depths.
The stainless steel case of the Oris watch is 500-meter water-resistant. It accommodates anautomatic Oris movement 733. The domed sapphire crystal is provided with an anti-reflective coating on both sides.
The new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge watch is coupled with a rubber strap that can be substituted by a metal bracelet. The novelty is delivered with a waterproof case, separate metal bracelet and tools. It is expected to be available at the retail price 3,500 CHF.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge
Ref. No. 733 7675 4154 Set, Ø 46.00mm
• Automatic Oris movement 733 with date window at 6 o’clock
• Stainless steel case, water-resistant to 50 bar/500 metres
• Unidirectional revolving top ring with black ceramic inlay and minute scale
• Sapphire crystal, domed and anti-reflection coated on both sides, features a milled channel for depth gauging and a yellow meter-scale
• Rubber strap and metal bracelet as alternative
• Set includes waterproof case, separate metal bracelet and tools
• Swiss Retail Price CHF 3,500.00/ Set