Showing at WatchTime Live 2021: Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5 mm


WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch event, is returning for its sixth year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 22-24, with more than 25 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Oris, which is showcasing the new Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5 mm, the latest model to contain the brand’s acclaimed, recently launched Caliber 400 movement.

Last October, Swiss watchmaker Oris launched its first in-house movement, Caliber 400, inside a model from its sporty Aquis range, and has since expanded its use, first with the Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition at the beginning of this year, and then with the AquisPro Date Calibre 400 introduced a few months later in mid-spring. Continuing the trend of introducing the remarkable caliber into more of its catalog, Oris introduced the 41.5-mm Aquis Date Caliber 400 at the start of this summer, a launch remarkable not only for its use of the movement but also for its highly wearable size and three colorway options.

The watch uses the same case design as previous Aquis Date models, known for its robust styling, integrated lugs, prominent diving bezel, and signature screw-secured crown guards. The model differs of course in its 41.5-mm diameter, which Oris considers a more “universal” size than that of its larger predecessors. The diver-style timepiece’s three new color options include a blue (Ref. 400 7769 4135), anthracite (Ref. 400 7769 4154), or green dial (Ref. 400 7769 4157), all with matching ceramic inserts for the bezel.

On its gradient dial, a simple white-printed minute ring provides an outline, punctuated at each hour position with an applied and lume-filled hour marker, and broken up only once at the bottom of the dial, where a subtle 6 o’clock date window rests. The focus for the watch is clearly on legibility, with only a few other descriptors used on the dial for accenting, while two large hands emblematic of the Aquis collection sweep over it, the duo paired with a lollipop-tipped pointer to count the seconds.

Inside the new trio is the oft-praised Caliber 400, which among its various features includes a chronometer certification regulated to -3/+5 seconds a day, extreme anti-magnetism, 120-hour (or 5-day) power reserve via twin barrels, and a 10-year extended warranty and service recommendation. The movement is covered by a sapphire caseback, which assists in providing this diver’s watch with a 300-meter water resistance.

The Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5 mm is available now, for $3,500 on a steel bracelet and $3,300 on a rubber strap for each color option. Both are equipped with Oris’s own “Quick Strap Change” technology, a folding clasp with side-mounted push-buttons, and an integrated divers’ extension.

If you want to see the new Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5 mm in person, along with hundreds of other new, rare, and interesting timepieces, reserve your tickets now for WatchTime New York 2021 today!

And to read our in-depth review of the original Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400, click here.


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