Oris has presented the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, a technologically advanced diver’s watch.
This latest addition, which measures time and depth, builds on the experience the brand has gained in developing and producing the ProDiver and Aquis series.
When a diver descends into the water wearing the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, water enters into the milled channel through an inlet at 12 o’clock into a small channel in the sapphire crystal. The increasing water pressure compresses the air inside the channel. The water causes the channel to become dark grey and the edge between the dark grey (water) and the light grey (compressed air) marks the depth on the yellow metre scale on the inside of the sapphire crystal. So that a reading can be made more easily, the sapphire crystal has a non-reflective treatment on both sides.
For reading the time, the black ceramic inlay of the unidirectional revolving top ring has an engraved 60 minute scale, with individual minute lines from zero to 15.
Protection is provided by a stainless steel safety barrier into which the stainless steel screw-in security crown is embedded.
This Oris timepiece comes in a special waterproof case as part of a set that includes a replacement metal bracelet and a set of tools to change the strap.