The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge: technology and ruggedness meet and impress
You're letting water in the watch?
Once in a while, an exceptional professional dive watch comes along with impressive specs and looks to boot. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge comes with a real-time depth gauge which allows water inside the watch - definitely not something you’d expect.
Here’s how it works:
There’s a little notch on the number 12 where a channel is located. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge is extra thick on the top and although water does enter the channel at depths, it never allows any water to leak into any other part of the watch. As you dive down, the channel fills and goes around the dial, telling how deep you are going. Markers: 1, 2, 3m will tell you how deep you’re going. This way, you’ll immediately know, as you’re diving deeper, at which depth you are.
Using water pressure
It works by water pressure. As the water pressure increases, the air inside the channel compresses and allows water in. It indicates its trip around by turning dark grey and the numbers are bright yellow. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge comes with a special cleaning syringe for the sapphire crystal, which enables you to take care to get all the water out once you are back on land.
The face of the watch is illuminated by Super-Luminova, a coating which Oris states makes the hands and numbers visible even in deep water. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge operates with an Oris Caliber 733 movement.
The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge comes in a nifty waterproof box, which resembles a tool- or tacklebox. The box includes the cleaning syringes, a replacement metal bracelet, a certificate with details on the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge technology, watch pins, and a set of tools to switch out the straps.
Oris and DePaula Jewelers
Here at DePaula Jewelers, we’re thrilled to offer this professional diver’s watch to our discerning clientele. The Florida Keys offer an array of diving opportunities, and we deem The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge one of the top watches in this category. The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge retails for $3500.