We’re fans of the watches that Oris produces, especially as many seem to just pass by them when considering a new watch. The Oris Aquis Date is one of their most approachable – and versatile – pieces, and they’ve just introduced some new colors to the family.

First, of course, is the Oris Aquis Date Cherry. We’re a little under a month until cherries are really well in season, so it just makes sense for this cherry-hued dial to hit the streets, at least in our book. This is on their larger model (the 43.5mm case) so you’ll definitely have a good look at that deep hue. For that uncommon color, it’s still a capable dive watch (300m WR rating) ready to tackle whatever your summer has going on in it. This one you’ll be able to pick up for $2,300 (UPDATE: we also found a 41.5mm cherry dial as well)

On the other hand, if you want some color but a touch smaller case size, then the new bi-color Oris Aquis Date might be a spot to look. Along with the smaller case (41.5mm), you’ve got a different movement at work here. For these, it’s the Calibre 400 taking up residence, which has an increased resistance to magnetism and also offers a 5-day power reserve.

In these watches, you’ve got a choice of two dial colors – blue or green. Both of them have an 18k gold treatment on the bezel (with a ceramic insert), and gold tones on the hands and indices. Somewhat surprisingly, the optional bracelet didn’t also go for the two-tone look. Perhaps for a future release. If you want to get one of these, then you’re looking at $4,400 for the version on the color-matched rubber strap, or $4,600 on the three-link steel bracelet. oris.ch

Tech Specs from Oris

Aquis Date Cherry 43.5 mm

  • Ref. no. 01 733 7730 4158-07 8 24 05PEB
  • Case
    • Material Multi-piece stainless steel case, uni- directional rotating bezel with stainless steel insert Size 43.50 mm, 1.634 inches
    • Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti- reflective coating inside
    • Case back Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
    • Operating devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown
    • Water resistance 30 bar (300 m)
    • Interhorn width 24 mm
  • Movement
    • Number Oris 733
    • Dimensions Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
    • Functions Hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date with quick setting, stop second device, date window at 6 o’clock
    • Winding Automatic
    • Power reserve 38 hours
    • Vibrations 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
    • Jewels 26
  • Dial
    • Design Sunray cherry red
    • Luminous material Super-LumiNova® Indices Applied
  • Bracelet Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension
  • Availability June 2022
  • Swiss retail price CHF 2’100

Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5 mm Bi-Colour

  • References
    • 01 400 7769 6355-07 8 22 09PEB / 4 22 75FC
    • 01 400 7769 6357-07 8 22 09PEB / 4 22 77FC
  • Case
    • Material Multi-piece stainless steel case, uni-directional rotating bezel with 18-carat gold edge and blue or green ceramic insert
    • Size 41.50 mm, 1.634 inches
    • Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
    • Case back Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
    • Operating devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown
    • Water resistance 30 bar (300 m)
    • Interhorn width 22 mm
  • Movement
    • Number Oris Calibre 400
    • Dimensions Ø 30.00 mm, 13 1/4’’’
    • Functions Hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date with quick setting, stop second device, date window at 6 o’clock
    • Accuracy -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
    • Extra features Highly anti-magnetic
    • Winding Automatic
    • Power reserve 120 hours
    • Vibrations 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
    • Jewels 21
  • Dial
    • Design Blue or green
    • Luminous material Super-LumiNova®
    • Indices Applied
    • Bracelet Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension and quick strap change. Supplied with green or blue rubber strap with folding clasp with extension.
  • Warranty Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up. Applies to watch and movement. 10-year recommended service intervals
  • Availability June 2022
  • Swiss retail price CHF 4’000 MB/ 3’900 RS

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