Geneva Watch Days just brings out the best in these watch brands. The annual watch show takes place this week and has already seen some impressive new models from the likes of Doxa, Bulgari, and Urwerk, among a couple dozen others. However, few should be talked about as much as Oris’ latest piece, a new iteration of its Aquis Pro diver with an astounding water resistance of 4,000m.
The Aquis Pro 4,000M is still a couple of thousand meters away from Omega’s Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Seamaster. But for a brand without that same type of dive watch prowess, this new Oris timepiece is quite the stunner. To achieve the high depth rating, the Swiss firm significantly bumped up the sizing on the case. Compared to its standard Aquis Date with 300m of water resistance, which ranges from around 41.5mm to 43.5mm across, this new reference stretches to a whopping 49.5mm in diameter. Not to mention the 23.4mm thickness and a lug-to-lug of 55mm. Like the regular Aquis Date, it’s powered by Oris’ in-house caliber 400 automatic movement with 120 hours of power reserve and a date window on the front.
To be perfectly honest, even the most active recreational divers won’t need a watch much higher than 100m in water resistance, simply because regulations don’t let you go below around 30 or 40m, even in open waters. However, high depth ratings are still fun to marvel at from an innovation standpoint — and that’s what a lot of watchmaking is to begin with, isn’t it? With its wavy blue dial, unusual locking bezel, titanium case, and sporty blue rubber strap, the Aquis Pro 4,000M should still be celebrated as a horological achievement.
Head over to Oris’ website to grab one for yourself. The Aquis Pro 4,000M is priced at $6,200.