In 2013, Oris launched the Aquis bathymeter, which has been hailed as the most innovative diving watch by international media. It solves the challenge of building a depth gauge into a mechanical watch. Oris Also patented for this groundbreaking design.
In 2013, the Oris Aquis bathymeter became the first diving watch to measure water depth without using any moving parts.
Following the brand’s 110-year history and watchmaking philosophy, Oris’ method of creating a sounding gauge is surprisingly successful: an entry hole is set at 12 o’clock on the mirror, and a channel is embedded along the outer edge of the mirror. The small hole allows water to enter the channel, and a yellow depth mark is printed on the faceplate to show the water level, giving the diver a clear reading of up to 100 meters, while the watch is still waterproof to 500 meters.
The entrance at 12 o’clock leads to a channel inlaid on the outer edge of the mirror. During the dive, the air in the channel is compressed by the water pressure to shrink, allowing water to enter the channel.
The inspiration for this innovation comes from Boyle’s law, applying the “pressure X gas volume = constant” stated in the law. As the diver dives into the deep sea while wearing a watch, the pressure increases, compressing the volume of air in the channel. The Oris Aquis bathymeter uses this principle to allow water to enter the watch through a small hole.
The clever craftsmanship of the Oris water depth gauge: a 4.5 mm sturdy sapphire crystal that is twice as thick as normal glass, (the embedded channel groove is marked blue.)
Showing the patented design of Oris in a side anatomy, it seems surprisingly simple. It perfectly follows the brand concept-exploring various ways to create the best watch at the most reasonable price. The Oris Aquis bathymeter is truly “real watches for a real person”, as the brand slogan says.
The stainless steel case of the Oris yellow depth gauge has a sporty black DLC coating and a unidirectional rotating tungsten metal bezel.
Oris is now introducing an updated version of this amazing watch with a bright yellow rubber strap and two Oris original designs: a safety anchor-to prevent the strap from breaking out, even in severe impact situations It is still securely worn underneath; sliding clasp-allows the wearer to adjust the size of the strap at will without having to unlock the clasp.
The Oris Yellow Water Depth Gauge comes with a special waterproof case. Includes replacement black rubber strap and strap replacement tool.
A 46 mm stainless steel case with a sporty black DLC coating and a one-way rotating tungsten metal bezel, made of hard as gemstone. Oris 733 fully automatic movement, calendar window at 6 o’clock, 38-hour power reserve.
Oris Aquis Yellow Water Depth Gauge will be available in early May 2015.
Oris Aquis Yellow Water Depth Gauge Product Features
Product Code: 733 7675 4754 Set, Watch Diameter: Ø 46.00mm
• Oris 733 fully automatic movement, calendar window at 6 o’clock
• Multi-piece stainless steel 46mm case, screw-in back cover and crown with black DLC coating. Water-resistant to 500 meters
• Unidirectional rotating tungsten metal bezel with minute scale
• Screw-down crown with black DLC coating
• Double-sided arched sapphire crystal, double-sided anti-reflection coating, unique channel design, allowing water to enter the watch, with depth gauge function. The yellow scale corresponding to the watermark in the channel is the depth
• Black dial, scale and nickel-plated hands with white Super-LumiNova® fluorescent coating
• Yellow rubber strap with buckle safety anchor developed by Oris, and fast-folding folding clasp
• Special waterproof watch box, including black rubber strap and strap replacement tool
Founded in 1904, Oris was founded by watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the small town of Holstein in northwestern Switzerland. In 1985, long before mechanical watches took the world by storm, Oris only focused on the development and manufacture of high-precision mechanical watches, and today it still maintains the same brand strategy. Oris has carefully crafted watches by hand, dedicated to watch fans who are keen on mechanical movements and pursuing extreme and eternal value, and meet the high expectations of watch fans around the world with four series of watches: racing, diving, flying and culture.