Oris Aquis Small Second, Date11:48 am
Oris has always been known for their fine craftsmanship in creating masterpieces, and here they come again to do what they do best. The brand is known to imbibe the skills, mastery and feedback of various experienced divers to produce watches that are technically supreme with universal appeal. And we must admit, that some of the all-time best-selling diving watches have come from Oris. The combination of superb professional quality, style and functionality has convinced many enthusiasts that Oris is the intelligent choice, and especially so is the Aquis Small Second, Date. In case you’re wondering what exactly it is that makes this watch a divers perfect ally, we’ve identified the 5 important features that’ll help you understand what the hype is all about!
1. Diving and watchmaking – two mutually dependent worlds collide:
Each Oris watch comes with the seal of approval from the world’s top divers. Diving watches are not meant to just tell time; they also provide critical lifesaving information. A divers watch or a diving watch is among the most talked about as well as the most cherished category of timepieces in the world of watches. They reflect a sense of adventure and exploration for anyone who wears them irrespective of whether or not they are divers. A good diver’s watch is one that can withstand massive water pressure experienced at depths, provides the wearer with lifesaving data while diving and is purposely designed to accompany a diver on their deep-sea explorations.
Oris’s long tradition of crafting divers watches continues with the launch of their Aquis Small Second, Date. Beyond its masculine look and versatility, the Aquis Small Second, Date remains a high-spec diver’s watch. The watch is bold, technically on-point and its robust stainless steel case is water-resistant up to 1650 ft. (500 meters).
When underwater, another crucial factor in deep diving is to know exactly how long you have been diving (or in other words, how much time you have till your oxygen finishes). The watch is integrated with a unidirectional rotating bezel – a key component of the dive watch, to tell you exactly that. Divers depend on this secure device to monitor remaining oxygen levels as well as to know decompression stops. The dial of the watch is coated with a black ceramic inlay, which is scratch-resistant and has a white timing scale for easy readability. Moreover, the watch has an embedded ceramic screw crown to ensure high levels of water resistance.
It’s all about the mechanical movement:
In keeping with Oris’s philosophy of only making mechanical watches, the Aquis Small Second, Date is powered by an automatic mechanical movement Cal. 743, based on SW 220-1, with small seconds at 9 o’clock and a date display at 6 o’clock. Automatic watches self-wind from the random motion of your hand, so they’ll keep ticking as long as you keep them on your wrist. It has a good power reserve of 38 hours and the Automatic (self-winding) movement used in this watch is said to be most accurate.
‘Glow in the dark’ watch:
Another interesting feature of the Oris Aquis Small Second, Date is the beaming blue sunray finished dial, which is elegantly coupled with applied indices and Nickel hands, with white Super-LumiNova® treatment. It is accentuated by a rugged exterior which is installed with a domed sapphire crystal – very useful for lower visibility and low light conditions. The illumination not only looks great but it also has an anti-reflective coating inside to reduce glare and maximize legibility. A deep midnight blue dial with the luminous hands brings a sleek look to the timepiece.
State of the art technology – Stop seconds function:
Many may ask, what does a stop seconds function in a watch do? It is used to stop the movement so that time can be synchronized in the most accurate manner to any other source. This can be done by pulling the crown to the second position which will stop the movement and allow the seconds to be synchronized. The Oris Aquis Small Second, Date allows you to sync seconds. Let’s take an example for better understanding, suppose 5 divers are diving together, they can synchronise their timings for a perfect dive using the stop seconds function present in the watch.
Universal wear – a watch that moves effortlessly from beach to bar:
Oris captures in this watch the true meaning of a quality timepiece. Timepieces have evolved from being mere objects of functionality to accessories of trends as well, and this watch fits the bill perfectly! Housed in a 46 mm elegant stainless steel case with a stainless steel strap, the Aquis Small Second, Date greets you with an appeal that is hard to miss. The watch’s round face is decked with a blue round dial which is definitely worth another look. We can safely say without a speck of doubt, that this is definitely a timepiece worth owning – the stainless steel wrapped timepiece brings an endearing sense of fashion and functionality.
We believe that dive watches are a great addition to your collection, and you don’t need to be a diver to appreciate these high performing, beautifully crafted, and practical instruments. Their multi-faceted looks and functions add a definite advantage to your wardrobe.