If you’re like us, you’re familiar with the Oris Aquis Date, and like the approach that this diver has taken. We’ve written about it before (here’s one review), and it had some refinements introduced earlier this year at Watches & Wonders. Now, just in time for warmer weather, they’ve introduced the Oris Aquis Date “Taste of Summer”.

  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"
  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"

What’s unchanged

Across the 41.5mm version of the Oris Aquis Date, you’ll see the same things – a stainless steel case with a tapered three-link bracelet. On top of that case you have a uni-directional bezel with a ceramic insert, and on the side, a screw-down crown. Around back you have an exhibition case back, which does not prevent the case from maintaining a 300m WR rating. And, as you’d expect from a diver, there’s plenty of lume to be had.

  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"
  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"
  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"
  • Oris Aquis Date Taste of Summer
  • Oris Aquis Date "Taste of Summer"

What’s new

For this “Taste of Summer” release, the change is all on the dial and the bezel. Here, they’ve drawn inspiration from the delicious watermelon, offering up a dial either in green or red. The bezel, then, while mainly in white, has color-matched (to the dial) numerals and indices.

Seen as a pairing, you definitely see the watermelon influence. However, we think they could have done even bolder (or offer it up as a variant). Why not take that red dial version, and then put the green bezel on it? Or even reverse the bezel colors, so the ceramic is green and the numerals is in white? Then you’d really get that influence. Or perhaps you run the risk of putting it into a December theme. We’ll leave that for the designers to sort out.

Taste of Summer

Wrapping things up

These Taste of Summer models were introduced at the end of last month, so just in time for the summer kick-off. Fortunately, there is no premium for these new colors, with the pricetag of $2,700. Both colors are available, at local retailers and from Oris. Check it out over at oris.ch

Oris Aquis Date “Taste of Summer” Tech Specs

  • Model: Aquis Date 41.50 mm
  • Ref. No.
    • 01 733 7787 4137-07 8 22 04PEB
    • 01 733 7787 4138-07 8 22 04PEB
  • Case
    • Material: Multi-piece stainless steel case and unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic insert
    • Size: 41.50 mm, 1.634 inches
    • Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, antireflective coating inside
    • Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
    • Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
    • Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres)
    • Interhorn width: 22 mm
  • Movement
    • Number: Oris 733
    • Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
    • Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
    • Winding: Automatic
    • Power reserve: 41 hours
    • Vibrations: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
    • Jewels: 26
  • Dial and bracelet
    • Design: Green or red dial
    • Luminous material: Indices and hands in SuperLumiNova®
    • Indices: Applied
    • Bracelet: Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with security folding clasp with extension

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Last Update: June 10, 2024