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Oris Aquis Ladies Dive Watch

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The Oris Aquis Ladies Watch specification

Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Oris
Model number 01 733 7731 4154-07 8 18 05P
Part Number 01 733 7731 4154-07 8 18 05P
Item Shape Round
Display Type Analog
Case diameter 36.5 millimeters
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band width 18 millimeters
Dial color Black
Calendar Date
Movement Automatic Self Winder
Water resistant depth 300 Meters

When Oris’ signature dive watch line, the Aquis, is popular and well-known for good reason. So much so, in fact, that it’s difficult to know where to begin a review of the most basic model shown here, the Oris Aquis Ladies Watch. Long recognized as a solid tool watch, a design refresh in 2017 makes this second-generation Oris Aquis Ladies Watch more refined and wearable, and darn near perfect for someone who want a versatile, and bold-wearing modern dive watch.

This is no doubt that the Oris Aquis manages to stand out in the vast ocean of dive watches out there, and that along is a notable accomplishment. It maintains a relatively conservative and functional dive watch design, yet is able to make it distinctive and modern.

The Oris Aquis Ladies Watch size, case, and dial

Measuring 36mm this watch fits every woman’s wrist well, although the weight takes a little time to get used to, as you can never forget its there. The stainless steel bracelet is comfortable to wear and is fastened with a folding clasp that has a satisfying secure click. The black dial and contrasting Superluminova hands and markers make for great legibility which is a prime consideration for a dive watch.

One small woe for this model is its lack of feminine touches but considering it has a purpose this comes as no surprise. On the flip side, with its durability and legibility, it is packaged as a serious mechanical and functional timepiece and most would be pleased to accompany it diving.

The Oris Aquis Ladies Watch lugs, crown, bezel, and case back

It starts with some simplification and toning back of the angular lugs and crown guards that help the overall design simply flow better. Notice in the comparison image above that the lugs’ step is no longer straight across but angled.

The bracelet is also slimmer and more tapered, significantly reducing the bulkiness of the Oris Aquis Ladies Watch. While the integrated bracelet and straps Oris offers to mean not many strap changing options. But in this instance, the bracelet is so nice you won’t be forced to changing it for another.

The case is the same width as the bezel, this is an interesting detail I believe is carried over the original Aquis, and it also helps make the bezel easier to grasp and use. The sound and feel of the 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel are solid and satisfying, and the same can be said for the screw-down. You can see on the underside how the case has cutaways for the crown guards that are fitted with the screws.

Here at the case back the movement is on display, and it is relatively rare for dive watches such as this with 300m of water-resistance to have a display window. You are looking at a common Swiss Sellita SW-200-1, though the brand is transparent in naming the base, automatic movement with a standard 38 hours of power reserve, operating at 4Hz, so it is not about admiring Haute horology finishing, but us a bonus and considered an added value.

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Oris Aquis Ladies Dive Watch
Oris Aquis Ladies Watch
Oris Aquis Ladies Watch whilst it's designed with serious divers in mind this watch could easily be worn for routine wear.
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PROS
  • It would be very fitting to say that this watch is a luxury watch
  • The watch is powered by the automatic self-winding movement
  • The case diameter is 36mm which makes it perfect for all women
  • Easy to read time due to the combination of white and silver stainless steel
CONS
  • Not enough anti-reflective coating, it can be seen when exposed to sunlight
  • The rubber strap can get thinner over time