During this year’s Watches and Wonders 2023, Oris has updated the Aquis range with new materials and dial colours. The collection also gets for the first time a diamond bezel version in a stunning red sunburst dial. My favourite out of the new Aquis collection however has to be the all-new Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Bi-colour.
This Aquis Bi-colour stands out the most for me from the latest range of Aquis timepieces. These modern divers watch by Oris are offered in two dial colour variations that are enriched by a touch of solid gold. The watches are offered in either forest green or deep blue dial colour variants and have an 18-carat gold finish to the outer edge of their uni-directional rotating bezels.
Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 Bi-colour is offered on a 41.5mm multi-piece stainless steel case on a multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet. However, the model is also offered on a green or blue rubber strap depending on the colour of the dial. Personally, I like the rubber straps, it gives the watch a lot more lively character than the standard stainless steel bracelet. Having the quick strap change system that Oris has implemented will definitely come in handy, as the look of the watch can go from a sporty diver’s timepiece to a luxury piece with a stand-out dial.
The blue and green dials on offer are similar to the rest of the new Aquis Calibre 400 range of models. It comes with large applied hour indices and large hour and minute hands. All these elements have large amounts of Super-LumiNova, which for a diver’s timepiece is very handy.
What does set these Aquis dials on the Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Bi-colour apart from the rest of the collection is the gold details. The hands, indexes and even the minute’s scale on the green and blue ceramic bezel are all done in gold, which gives an overall balanced look to the timepiece.
Both variants of this new Bi-colour edition come with an open case back, which allows the wearer to see the Calibre 400 movement inside. One of Oris’s best modern movements, the Calibre 400 for this timepiece includes the functions of the hours, minutes, central sweep seconds hand and the date found subtly placed at the 6 o’clock position. The movement operates at a frequency of 28, 800 VpH (4Hz) while giving out an immense 120-hour power reserve (5 days).
While the latest Aquis Calibre 400 collection has a similar design throughout the models, this would have to be the stand-out piece. The fun-lively two-tone colour of the bezel combined with the straps matching the beautiful sunburst dials give this latest Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Bi-colour a range of wearability; from a beautiful sporty to luxury timepiece in just a quick strap change.
Reference: 01 400 7769 6355-07 8 22 09PEB / 4 22 75FC, 01 400 7769 6357-07 8 22 09PEB / 4 22 77FC
- Case: 41.5mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Dial: Blue or green sunburst dial
- Crystal: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
- Water resistance: 300m (30 bar)
- Movement: Automatic Oris Calibre 400
- Power reserve: 120 hours (5-days)
- Bracelet/Strap: Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension and quick strap change.