Meet The Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400,  The First Oris To House The Brand

A Revolutionary Movement And The First Watch Powered By It, Meet The Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

After the launch of Oris’s new Calibre 400 with a 10-year warranty, five-day power reserve, super anti-magnetism, and 10-year service interval, here comes the first watch that brings this movement to life! 

By Sophie Furley

Just two weeks after the launch of Oris’s Calibre 400 – Read our article: Why You Should Be Excited About Oris’s New Calibre 400 – the brand unveils a stylish new Aquis model that will be the first to house this groundbreaking movement: the Aquis Date Calibre 400.

Aquis Date Calibre 400

There is nothing Oris loves more than practical mechanical timepieces that are sturdy, reliable, versatile, and stylish. The Oris Aquis collection combines all of these things in a contemporary divers’ watch that has become a key pillar for the brand. 

So, it made perfect sense to choose this timepiece to house the brand-new automatic movement as it takes robustness and dependability to new levels with a 10-year warranty, extreme anti-magnetism, five-day power reserve, and a 10-year service interval recommendation. 

What’s New?

There are a number of new details on the Aquis Date Calibre 400. The first is the addition of “5 Days” written on the gradient blue dial, referring to the extended power reserve. 

Connoisseurs of the Aquis collection will also notice a larger date aperture with a black background (it was previously white) and a new enlarged sapphire crystal caseback which allows the wearer to observe the Calibre 400 movement in all its glory. 

What Remains The Same?

The timepiece comes in a stainless steel 43.5mm case with a unidirectional rotating bezel and a scratchproof ceramic insert, as well as a water-resistance of 300 meters. In accordance with dive watch criteria, the Aquis Date Calibre 400 also has a highly legible dial with Super-LumiNova on the hands and indices.

The Aquis Date Calibre 400 has also been equipped with Oris’s Quick Change Strap System, allowing the owner to switch from the stainless steel bracelet to a black rubber strap without the need for tools or a visit to a retailer. 

A Whole Lot Of Watch

At $3,500 for the stainless steel version and $3,300 for the black rubber strap version, the Oris Aquis Date offers a whole lot of watch for your money. More importantly, it is another example of Oris’s commitment to its philosophy of creating high-performance, practical watches at affordable prices, or real watches for real people, as the guys at Oris are wont to say. 

The Calibre 400 already got our full attention, and now the Aquis Date Calibre 400 is bringing Oris’s new standard to life. Something tells me that it isn’t only the watch journalists and fans that are taking note; the rest of the watch industry must be observing very closely too. For more information, visit the Oris website.

(Photography by Liam O'Donnell and Pierre Vogel)

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