For this upcoming Windup Watch Fair San Francisco, Oris is once again returning as our Lead Sponsor, and we’d like to thank them for their continued support in helping make the show possible. As any longtime reader of Worn & Wound already knows, we are big admirers of Oris and what they do, and, we might add, we’re not alone. Fans of this storied Swiss brand appreciate Oris timepieces for their strong design language, independent streak, excellent build quality, and approachable price point.
2019 is turning out to be a very strong year for Oris, and watch lovers will have the opportunity to play with, try on, and purchase some of this year’s novelties and other catalog favorites at Windup. This year, Oris has really expanded their Aquis line, and among the new watches is the Aquis Date Relief.
Oris has a long history supporting ocean conservation efforts, and they often commemorate these efforts with limited edition watches. The Aquis Date Relief is one such watch.
Oris has partnered with renowned expedition swimmer and water ambassador Ernst Bromeis, who will swim across a number of the world’s significant freshwater lakes later this year to raise awareness of our ongoing water crisis. One of those lakes is Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which is the world’s largest freshwater lake. His upcoming swim has been dubbed “The Blue Miracle,” and the watch that will accompany Mr. Bromeis on his journey is — you guessed it — the Aquis Date Relief.
The Aquis Date Relief measures 43.5mm, and comes fitted with a warm-gray dial featuring a sunburst finish, a vibrant red second hand, and a bezel insert with the markings in relief. The dial has applied indices, which, along with the hands, feature a generous heaping of BG W9 Super-LumiNova. The top glass is double-domed sapphire with an internal anti-reflective coating. Flip the watch around and you’ll find a screw-down case back with a mineral glass viewing window showing off the Oris 733 (Sellita base) movement. The case is rated to 300 meters.
Be sure to check out this watch and Oris’ many other watches at Windup Watch Fair San Francisco.