Oris Unveils an Aquis in a New Size, and Debuts a New Dial Color

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If you’ve been following watch trends over the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed that sports watches with integrated bracelets have become something of an obsession with collectors, and brands of all stripes are positioning options to consumers as potential alternatives to the increasingly scarce watches produced by some of the top luxury houses. While the Oris Aquis obviously doesn’t compete directly with the highest end integrated bracelet watches on the market, it does offer a first rate integrated bracelet design that dates back to a time before there was an actual hysteria for this type of watch.


Oris Aquis 39.5mm

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Blue
  • Dimensions: 39.5mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire     
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Crown: Screw down             
  • Movement: Oris 733, base SW 200-1 
  • Strap/bracelet: Bracelet, rubber strap
  • Price: $2,200
  • Reference Number: 01 733 7732 4155-07 8 21 05PEB
  • Expected Release: Available now

Oris Aquis 41.5mm

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Blue
  • Dimensions: 41.5mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire     
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Crown: Screw down             
  • Movement: Oris 733, base SW 200-1 
  • Strap/bracelet: Bracelet, rubber strap
  • Price: $2,00 – $2,200
  • Reference Number: 01 733 7766 4135-07 8 22 05PEB
  • Expected Release: Available now 

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Two new Aquis models have been announced. First up is a new color variant in the popular 39.5mm Aquis case size. This blue gradient version comes in the most compact Aquis case, for easy wearing on a variety of wrists. Integrated bracelet designs, for many, tend to wear large, so the just under 40mm sizing of this particular Aquis hits something of a sweet spot. The dial is a dynamic blue that appears darker at the edge of the dial and lighter as you move toward the center, and has a sleek modern look when paired with Oris’s tungsten bezel insert, which presents as a washed out gray. Tungsten is a metal not often used in watchmaking, but has a very high tensile strength across a huge range of environmental factors, making it quite functional in a tool watch. It also has a distinctive, lustrous appearance, giving it real visual interest as well. 

Next up is an Aquis in an entirely new size, 41.5mm. This slides right between the 39.5mm case and the larger 43.5mm case, giving those with larger wrists or collectors with a preference for a watch with significant wrist presence another solid option. The dial on this medium sized Aquis is a dark shade of blue with substantial applied hour markers that are well lumed by Superluminova BG W9 paint. The 41.5mm Aquis is available not just on the Oris integrated bracelet, but also their rubber strap with Oris’s folding clasp system. 

These new releases from Oris are available now, with the smaller 39.5mm Aquis retailing for $2,200 on its steel bracelet, and the larger version selling for $2,200 and $2,000 on a bracelet or strap, respectively. Oris

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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