Certified pre-owned Oris Aquis watches
has always enjoyed an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality luxury watches in the lower price category. Over time this has transformed from an old insider's tip with interest in pre-owned Oris Aquis
watches having increased dramatically. The popularity of the Oris Aquis is also thanks to the diverse range of product styles
that this series offers customers.
Features of the Oris Aquis range
Because of the many individual features of Oris Aquis models, there are only a few common features that can be identified. The Aquis is a mainstay in the Oris collections. Divers and watch collectors appreciate the quality of the watches
and the excellent value for money. Despite the competitive price point, the company still manages to live up to its own desire to produce exclusively mechanical, high-quality watches
As the basis for its calibres, Oris uses Sellita movements
, using the SW 220-1, for example, as the basis for the calibre 743
in the Aquis. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour and, in addition to a date display, also operates a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o'clock. As usual with diving watches, the bezel rotates in a single direction. This fluted edge and large crown and pushers also make it easier to keep track of time. The Hölstein-based company is also known for its oversized timepieces. With an impressive 46 mm case diameter
, the Oris Aquis is sizable. However, there are also 43.5 mm, 39.55 mm and 36.5 mm versions
available. With this range of sizes, anyone interested in purchasing an Oris Aquis will be able to find the size for them. A critical part of watches is often the clasp. Oris elegantly avoids any issues here with a robust folding clasp
on the Aquis. So the watch can be worn comfortably over a diving suit
, the bracelet can quickly be extended by 1.5 cm.
How much do models from the Oris Aquis series cost?
Choose the right Aquis watch for you
The Aquis colelction from Oris
leaves nothing to be desired. In particular, it is the variety of the individual models that makes the Aquis series so popular.
- If you are looking for an entry-level watch, then the Aquis (Ref. 01 743 7673 4159-07 8 26 01PEB) is highly recommended. The 46 mm case offers a clearly structured dial with small date display at 6 o'clock and small seconds counter at 9 o'clock. The hands and hour indices are finished with a luminescent inlay, thus improving readability in the dark. The Aquis also has a water resistance up to 500 m. With its box and papers, you can buy this Aquis second hand for a relatively affordable price of €1,300.
- Like the name of the Aquis Depth Gauge (Ref. 733.7675.4154.MB) already suggests, this watch model has an integrated depth gauge and is also water-resistant up to 500 m. The case back is screwed in and finished with a foot-meter scale. For €1,900, you can buy this Oris Aquis pre-owned.
- The Aquis Chronograph (Ref. 01 774 7743 4155-07 8 24) completes the Oris range of diving watches. The substantial dimensions of the case and indices with a luminescent coating emphasise the model's functionality, while its stainless-steel case and robust three-part bracelet highlight its sporty character.
- Oris, and the Aquis range in particular, are committed to the responsible use of water as a resource. The Aquis Source of Life is a limited-edition piece with a circular date display and subtle grey bezel with a tungsten minute scale. This model is brand new and costs €2,200.
- With these diamonds, you can definitely take the plunge: the Aquis Date Diamonds bezel is adorned with 43 diamonds and a blue sapphire at 12 o'clock, while the screw-in case back is complete with see-through mineral glass. With a moderate case size of 36.5 mm, this luxurious and extremely fine watch costs €4,800 according to the manufacturer’s RRP.
Other interesting Oris series
- Take off into the world of aviation with the Big Crown ProPilot. The dial of these watches is designed to optimise readability. More recent models include totalisers and other useful functions such as a telemeter scale, a start/stop function and a date display between 4 and 5 o'clock.
- Oris have made an impressive statement with the Prodiver Chronograph Series. An oversized case diameter of 51 mm and an impressive water resistance of 1000 m give the impression that the watches in this series can cope with almost any situation you throw at them. This is also backed up by the Rotation Safety System developed by Oris, which prevents the set dive time from being changed accidentally.
- The Flight Timer Series by Oris is a tribute to aviation. Most notably, the special feature of the series is the vertical crown at 2 o'clock. It can be used to set a second time zone and at the same time is reminiscent of the onboard instruments of classic airplanes. The winding crown and pushers are located on the left side of the case. Leather bracelets in black or dark brown round off the traditional appearance of the Flight Timer in a classy manner.
- Oris' sponsorship of the BMW Williams Formula 1 racing team resulted in the launch of the popular Williams F1 Team Chronograph. Powered by the well-known Valjoux 7750 calibre, with start-stop function and the combination of stainless steel and rubber strap, these chronographs pay homage to modern motorsport.
The pure finesse of Oris is evident in the Artelier Complication Moonphase series. Among the three totalisers is a calendar with day of the week and date display, while the third sub-dial indicates a second time zone. The moon phase complication sits on its throne above. No matter where you are, you never lose track of time with this series.