Oris Divers Date Wrist Swiss Watches Review
Oris Divers: Professional Safety
Oris Diving collection consists of professional divers timepieces that accentuate such functions as water resistance and extra luminosity. The functionalities of Oris Divers watches ensure the safety of both the diver and the timer; the watches have been developed to withstand high pressure and provide reliability by using titanium, unidirectional bezels, and helium valves.
Oris Divers comfortably return to the exceptional harmony of TT3 Motor Sport watches – though the sea inspiration generates a different kind of harmony. Immediately recognizable is the wave pattern that decorates the entire face of the watch, essentially replicating the sea.
Moreover, the hours and minutes hands were shaped into sea vessels, the former resembling a motor boat and the latter a submarine. Last but not least are the indices that look like little torpedoes – or perhaps shark teeth, ready to grind time itself.
Unidirectional bezels carry additional information presented either in the form of color or 24 time zones (GMT Date model). The bezels also include a luminous marker that interacts with according luminous data on the inner dials.
Finally, it's important to note that these are very large watches that are more fit to be worn on a diving suit rather than on a bare hand.
Oris Divers currently offers six main models, which contain various movements and complications. Date is the basic function, while more elaborate models include a chronograph and a GMT time zone indicator. Superluminova coating covering the hands and the indices combined with the monstrous 1000 meter water resistance feature give the watches the desired professional stamp.
Oris Regulateur is a unique divers watch that separates the hours hand from the central main dial, and assigns it to a special subsidiary dial placed off the center . This feature allows to focus on the minutes and use the minutes hand as a kind of slow chronograph.
Oris Diving watches incorporate the watchmaker's trademark purely mechanical, automatic self-winding calibers with the bi-directional red rotor. Up to 27 jewels inhabit mechanisms that store up to 42 hours of power reserve.