Oris and expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis are going their own way to raise awareness of the importance of water, with the release of the Oris Aquis Date Relief, a high-quality diver’s watch.
For many years, Oris has been campaigning to protect and conserve the world’s oceans as part of mission to bring change for the better. They continue to see signs that there is so much work still to do. Together with their customers and retail and media partners, they want to bring meaningful change to the state of the world’s water. In that vein, they are proud to introduce the Oris Aquis Date Relief into our collection of high-performance Aquis diver’s watches, and a new partnership with the expedition swimmer and water ambassador Ernst Bromeis.
Ernst took the Oris Aquis Date Relief to Lake Baikal with photographer Maurice Haas for a preparation swim ahead of his 2019 project ‘The Blue Miracle’ , which will see him swim across a number of lakes, including Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, to raise awareness of the world’s water. The Oris Aquis Date Relief is inspired by the color and feeling of water. The grey dial recalls the color of a stormy sea, while the watch’s signature diving scale numerals in relief are a reminder of the texture of water, as well as its elemental role in all life.
The watch shares its architecture and performance values with the Oris Aquis Date. It has a 43.50 mm (1.713 inches) stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel and is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters). It comes on a choice of straps or a metal bracelet, and its sapphire crystal sits over a dial decorated with applied hour markers, which, like the hour and minutes hands, are filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®. Its Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement provides it with a central second’s hand – in urgent red – and a date, seen through a window at 6 o’clock.