Preview BASELWORLD 2013The Oris Aquis Depth Gauge: Diving Reaches New Depths
Renowned for producing specialist diving watches, Oris is proud to introduce the new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. At the forefront of mechanical watch innovation, Oris has harnessed its knowledge, expertise and craftsmanship to produce the first divers watch which measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece.
The special sapphire crystal, 50% thicker than an average top glass, features a channel milled into the side which runs anticlockwise round the dial, stopping between one and two o'clock. At 12 o'clock, a inlet leads to this channel. Expertly crafted, the join between the crystal and the case is sealed by a rubber gasket.
On descent, the air inside the channel is compressed by the surrounding water pressure, allowing water to enter through the inlet at 12 o’clock. The edge, in light grey and dark grey, differentiates between water and compressed air on the scale around the outside of the dial, indicating depth while descending or ascending.
Diver safety is crucial, and Oris' innovative depth gauge ensures accurate depth measurement. The indicator benefits from no inertia, not delaying the accurate and actual depth indication – particularly useful in decompression breaks in lesser depths.
The stainless steel case showcases an instrument look design, featuring a unidirectional revolving top ring, with black ceramic inlay. Water-resistant to 500m the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge marks a technical breakthrough in depth measurement, setting a new standard in diving watches.