In the summer of 2013 we had the chance to meet Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. That clock has attained a position as one of the most charismatic diving watches the time, standing out by presenting a new system to measure depth, a complication that to date was only available in watches whose prices could triple Oris’.
Two years later Oris tries again with another fantastic diving watch -for its quality and, above all, for its 48mm diameter- based on the model of 2013 to which it has been added a chronograph function. We are not big fans of divers with chronograph because they are kind of antagonistic watchmaking concepts (you cannot press buttons under water), but aesthetically it works well.
The screwed winder is protected from accidental impact by a winder protection system, and its resistant sapphire crystal is 4mm thick -twice as thick as the conventional crystals average.
How does Oris’ depth gauge work?
Aquis Depth Gauge has an opening in the glass at 12 hours, which leads to an enclosed channel located on the outside of the glass that covers the dial. As the diver descends, the air is compressed into the channel, inletting the water into the opening and channel. This creates a watermark corresponding to the depth gauge’s yellow indication marked on the dial, giving the diver a clear depth reading.
The price of Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph is 4,500 €