The Oris Aquis Date Relief – The Shape of Water
Released at Baselworld 2019, alongside Oris’ other new models, the Great Barrier Reef III and the Clean Ocean Limited Edition, the new Oris Aquis Date Relief has too been inspired by the Swiss brands efforts to raise awareness of the importance of water, and the worlds oceans. The dial of the Aquis Date Relief is a tonal grey reflecting the colour of stormy seas, which is complimented by the brand new bezel design with minutes scale in relief. The release of this model has been supported by the announcement that Oris is supporting Ernst Bromeis, expedition swimmer and water ambassador, as he takes on his ‘The Blue Miracle’ campaign with this watch on his wrist, swimming across Lake Baikal.
For some time now, we have seen Oris campaign to protect and conserve our worlds oceans, which has brought us previous watches such as the Staghorn Conservation Limited Edition and the Hammerhead Conservation Limited Edition too, as they fight to bring change for the better before time runs out. There are constantly new signs showing that there is still so much work to do, which is why we are still seeing Oris focus on this important issue so strongly. Oris, and Ernst Bromeis are both looking to educate thousands of people around the world about the importance of conserving the worlds water systems and oceans before its too late.
This new partnership with Bromeis really shows the intent to achieve change from both parties. Ernst Bromeis is a man who has already beaten the Rhine, swimming the full length, and now his ‘The Blue Miracle’ project sees him take on an 800km swim across Lake Baikal in Russia, the worlds largest freshwater lake in the first of a series of swims to raise awareness. This first swim will take a huge 60 days through 12 degrees Celsius.
A High Performance Watch
Everything about the Oris Aquis Date Relief has been inspired by the colour and feeling of water in one way or another. It has been designed to perform to the highest level in the one of the most demanding environments on Earth, the Ocean. This timepiece benefits form more than half a century of research and development, which has ensured quality and functionality, as well as a fantastic style too.
The Aquis Date Relief shares is base architecture with the Oris Aquis Date which is already a stunning model, and so has a 43.5mm stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating dive bezel, and features water resistance of 300m (30 Bar). The Aquis Date Relief is available on a choice of straps / bracelets, with a stainless steel or striking red rubber strap to choose from. With sapphire crystal glass this model offers increased durability and an increased level of readability thanks to its luminescent Super-LumiNova coated hour markers and hands.