Oris have a vast history of creating iconic and groundbreaking watches. From charity collaborations and showcasing their innovative design, Oris have already made their mark in the industry. Today, however, marks another milestone for the brand as they announce the new Aquis Date Calibre 400.
Since Oris was founded in 1904, they have been questioning the components of a mechanical watch and how this can be improved in both longevity and function. Five years in the making, Oris has now created an in-house movement which has set the bar high for mechanical movements within the industry.
Calibre 400 comes with three key features which include an impressive five-day power reserve (120 hours) which is the first of its kind. This in-house automatic mechanical movement is highly resistant to magnetism. Modern day life is more demanding of a mechanical movement than it once was. Computers, phones and airbags are just a few of many everyday tools that come with magnets, therefore, anti-magnetism is a valuable feature in modern mechanical watches. The third key attribute of this new movement is that it comes with a 10 year warranty.
The philosophy behind the movement’s creation is to provide watch lovers with a luxury watch that stands the test of time. This was achieved with materials of the highest quality as well as a new winding concept.
‘Typically, the rotating mass, or rotor, sits on a ball bearing and winds in both directions. Instead, we devised a much more reliable system based on the slide bearing concept that only winds in one direction. It’s much less complex and reduces wear and tear.’Beat Fischli, Chief Operating Officer
Aquis Date Calibre 400
The first watch to house the new calibre 400 is Oris’s iconic Aquis Date, one of the most recognisable collections from the brand. This diving collection showcases a contemporary flair, fitting for the newly released movement. This model comes with all the necessary features of a diving watch. It is water-resistant up to 300 metres and comes with a uni-directional bezel with a scratchproof ceramic insert.
The design of the Aquis Date accentuates the game-changing movement for the wearer to admire with an exhibition case back made from scratch-resistant sapphire glass. For ease of independence, this model is also equipped with a Quick Strap Change system so that the wearer can change between a bracelet and rubber strap without the assistance of tools or a visit to the jewellers.
Here is a closer look at the model:
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