Oris redesigns its 36.5mm Aquis Date as it updates and expands the full series with new dials and four new ‘Upcycle’ models featuring dials made of recycled PET plastic.

One of several new Oris Aquis Date debuts, which feature a new crown protector and reworked lugs.

Oris has reworked the lugs and crown protector on the Aquis Date to create a sleeker version of the best-selling sporty design, which also includes a newly tapered three-link steel bracelet with a wider central link.

In addition, Oris has re-proportioned the watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel and ceramic bezel insert while adding a newly polished hour markers to each dial.

The Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400

To further enhance the series Oris has added new Aquis-only typography, new hands and a new date wheel with a background color matching the dial.

Multiple sizes

The re-designed Aquis Date collection offers a choice of movement and case size seemingly for every taste or wrist size.

Oris Aquis Date

The 36.50 mm size includes one option with a dial made of recycled PET plastic plus new black or cream-hued mother-of-pearl dials.

The Oris Aquis Date Upcycle

Oris explains that the re-designed 36.5mm models feature a ‘softer profile’ enhanced by a narrower uni-directional rotating bezel with a ceramic insert engraved with baton hour markers. These appear a bit lighter visually than the Aquis Date’s standard Arabic numeral minutes scale.

The Oris Aquis Date Upcycle Caliber 400

These newest options are in addition to more dial choices within existing 41.50 mm and 43.50 mm Aquis Date case sizes, all of which are newly available in a blue, green, black or PET plastic dial and powered by the Sellita-based Oris Caliber 733.

The flagship of the series remains the Aquis Date Caliber 400 43.50 mm, which is powered by the Oris in-house five-day, anti-magnetic Caliber 400 automatic movement.

Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400

This model is offered with new green, blue or PET plastic dial options. These Caliber 400 models include the patented Oris Quick Change Strap system and a stainless steel folding clasp with a patented quick adjust clasp system.

Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm

“Aquis is the cornerstone of our collection and a symbol of our joyfully sustainable approach to watchmaking,” said Oris Co- CEO Rolf Studer. “This new generation forms the next chapter in a great story that continues to make people smile.”

New packaging  

Oris will box all the new Aquis Dive models in sustainable modular packaging made from low-weight, low-volume, recycled and fully recyclable cardboard and paper.

“Across the watch industry, packaging has one of the highest impacts on the environment of any of our activities, explains Studer. “Watch boxes are often heavy and take up lots of space on an airplane and then a lot of space in homes all over the world, without ever really serving a useful function. Many people throw them away.”

Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400

The newest Oris Aquis is priced starting at $2,500 for a Sellita-based movement edition with red Oris rotor) on rubber strap and $2,700 for a metal bracelet version, Upcycle models are $2,800.

New Oris Aquis Caliber 400 models start at $3,900 on a rubber strap and $4,100 on a metal bracelet, with Caliber 400 Upcycle models priced at $4,200.

Oris introduces a version of its ProPilot X Calibre 400 with an unusual, colorful laser-cut dial produced using a technique new to watchmaking.

The new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser.

The titanium dial, created with the assistance of ETH Zürich university, shimmers with color changes, appearing to change from blue to green to violet to echo the colors seen on iridescent beetles.


Based on the principles of biomimicry, the phenomenon is a natural one called ‘optical interference.’ This means that red light waves are destroyed, while blue and green waves are reflected.

There is no color pigment on the dial.  

While the eye sees colors, there is not one drop of color pigment on watch’s dial. The surface instead splits the light into its components to create the visible rainbow effect.

The entire dial is laser cut. Oris and engineering students at ETH Zurich created the logo, indexes, minutes track and dial text using another laser process that creates a three-dimensional effect.


In addition to the spectacular dial, the watch retains the familiar components and specifications found on the ProPilot X Calibre 400, which Oris debuted in 2022. These include a 39mm titanium case, titanium bezel and crown and a three-link titanium bracelet.


Oris fits its superb Calibre 400 inside the watch, offering chronometric accuracy, high levels of anti-magnetism and a ten-year warranty with ten-year recommended service intervals.

Price: $5,200. 

Oris expands its dive watch collection with the AquisPro 4000m, a particularly deep-dive model that also offers an extra-long five-day power reserve.

The new Oris AquisPro 4000m.

Not only is the AquisPro 4000m the most water-resistant diver’s watch we’ve seen from this independent Swiss manufacturer, but its also the sportiest Oris watch to include Oris Calibre 400, a superior automatic mechanical movement that boasts the aforementioned five-day power reserve, plus strong anti-magnetism and chronometric accuracy.

At 49.5mm in diameter, the watch is a wristful, but given its 4,000-meter water resistance rating, thin is out of the question. Check out any of the other Oris dive models for your day-to-day nautical watch needs.

With this new watch, you’ll get professional level features such as the Oris Rotation Safety System bezel, which will lock the unidirectional bezel in place. Also note the serious security folding clasp extension system, which allows the wearer to easily adjusted for length to better fit over a wetsuit.

The watch’s titanium case frames an easy-to-read blue gradient dial with a seaworthy wave pattern.

Oris fits a blue ceramic insert with the requisite minutes scale into the unidirectional bezel and caps off the case with a blue rubber strap.

Very nice.  Price: $6,200.

Recycled net dials

In addition to the new AquisPro 4000m, Oris is also partnering with Bracenet to create new watch dials from recycled fishing nets. The first watch made using the technology is the Oris X Bracenet, an Oris Aquis model outfitted with the swirled, pearlescent blue, green and white dial.

The two new Oris X Bracenet models feature dials made using recycled fishing line material.

Oris explains that to create these dials Bracenet warms small green, blue and white fishing net ‘offcuts’until they melt into a sheet of colorful material. Bracenet then sands the sheet until it’s 0.3mm thick, which Oris then cuts and places into each watch.  The material contains no additives, fillers or glues and no two dials are the same.

Oris will offer two stainless steel versions of the watch, one with a 43.50 mm case and a second with a 36.50 mm case. Each is outfitted with Sellita-based Oris automatic mechanical movements and each features the full set of Aquis dive watch specifications (see below for details.). Price: $2,600.



Specifications: Oris AquisPro 4000m
(Ref. no. 01 400 7777 7155-Set) 

Case: Multi-piece 49.50mm titanium case, lockable Rotation Safety System bezel, ceramic bezel insert, sapphire crystal domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside. Case back in titanium, screwed with special engravings. Stainless steel screw-in security crown. Water resistance to 4,000 meters.

Movement: Automatic Oris Caliber 400 with 120 hours of power reserve. High-level anti-magnetic protection. 

Dial: Blue gradient with printed wave structure, Super-LumiNova indices. Center hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date, fine timing device and stop-second.

Strap: Blue rubber with titanium security folding clasp with extension. 

Price: $6,200. 


Specifications: Oris X Bracenet

Case: Multi-piece 43.5mm and 36.5mm stainless steel with sapphire crystal and screwed, see-through mineral caseback glass, special engravings on case. Stainless steel screw-in security crown with crown protection. Water resistance to 300 meters. 

Movement: Automatic Sellita-based Oris 733 with 38-hours of power reserve.

Dial: End-of-life fishing net material melted and sanded to create unique pattern.  Hands and indices filled with Super-LumiNova. Center hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second.

Bracelet Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, security folding clasp (43.50 mm version comes with clasp extension). 

Price: $2,600.




Oris underscores its collaboration with the European environmental conservation organization Common Wadden Sea Secretariat with the Dat Watt Limited Edition II, a green-dialed Aquis dive watch.

The new Oris Dat Watt Limited Edition II.

The watch is the second Oris has created to emphasize its backing of the group’s conservation work for the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along the coast of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. 

Inspired by the shimmering green hue of the Wadden Sea’s salt marshes, Oris added a light green dial to the Aquis model.

As a true dive watch, the 43.5mm steel-cased Dat Watt Limited Edition II is water-resistant to 300 meters and features a uni-directional rotating bezel with a minutes scale on a grey tungsten bezel insert. In addition, the dive specs also include a screw-down security crown with a protector, and luminous hands and indexes.

Oris also equips each watch with a with a blue rubber strap and a three-link stainless steel metal bracelet. Both are set with a safety clasp and an extension system that allows the watch to be easily worn over a wetsuit.

Oris fits the watch with its automatic Sellita-based Caliber 743. The movement powers the hands, which includes a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and an unusual circular date function.

The dial hue is inspired by color of salt marshes. Note the unusual circular calendar.

The independent watchmaker is offering 2,009 pieces of the new Oris Dat Watt Limited Edition II. The limited-edition figure signifies the year the Wadden Sea was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Price: $3,200. 

Oris celebrates baseball hall-of-famer Hank Aaron with a limited-edition Big Crown Pointer Date, a debut that kicks off the watchmaker’s new collaboration with the non-profit Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation.

The new Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition

With a design based on the well-known Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, the Hank Aaron Limited Edition features a blue, red and white color scheme inspired by Hank Aaron’s baseball uniform. But the colors here are subtle, with blue and red simply outlining numerals and the minutes ring.


The watch’s blue leather strap includes white stitching to echo Aaron’s baseball glove. Oris explains that the subtlety is offered to “reflect Aaron’s humble attitude.”

In addition to the blue leather strap, Oris includes an interchangeable blue, red and white NATO fabric strap and a strap change tool.


Aaron was also one of the greats in Major League Baseball (MLB) history,” Oris notes. “Throughout his career, he encountered racism on and off the field, yet rose above it with grace and dignity to become a symbol of perseverance and strength through adversity, and an agent of social change.”

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Oris will celebrate the launch of the Hank Aaron Limited Edition starting July 25 with a multi-day celebration with the Atlanta Braves. All past winners of the Major League Baseballs’ Hank Aaron Award (awarded since 1999) will receive one of the 2,297 pieces of the limited-edition watch.


The 40mm steel automatic watch features a central pointer date hand with a red tip, a fluted bezel and a large crown.


Oris has engraved the back with an image of Aaron and his famous cross-handed batting stance.

Price: $2,500.