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Summer Beckons with the Oris Aquis Date 41.5mm with Watermelon Dials

Oris prepares its best-selling dive watch for the summer with eye-catching watermelon-coloured dials.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 2 min read |

Summer is in the air, and the holiday season is just around the corner. As a brand that has never been shy of colour, Oris proposes two watermelon-coloured models for its versatile Aquis Date 41.5mm dive watch. Perfect for outdoor activities but smart enough to wear daily, the Aquis Date collection was recently refreshed. The design tweaks applied to the Aquis Date collection introduced at Watches & Wonders earlier this year result in a more refined profile and a more comfortable wearer experience.

While blue, green and black dials have been the predominant colours of the brand’s Aquis Date collection since its launch in 2011, Oris stretched the colour palette with an eye-popping cherry red version in 2021 along with a multi-coloured mottled upcycled plastic dial. A year later, the Aquis Date 36.5mm appeared with colourful mother-of-pearl dials in tandem with the Cotton Candy Divers Sixty-Five bronze trilogy with shocking pink, green and baby blue dials.

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For summer 2024, Oris adopts the colour palette of juicy watermelons, the fruit we all associate with the hot summer months. Featuring watermelon green or red sunray-brushed dials, the impact of the colour is accentuated by the white ceramic bezels with green or red markings. The functional unidirectional rotating bezels benefit from the recent design upgrade and have been reproportioned. The shaper outline of the luminescent Alpha hour and minute hands and shield-shaped hour markers also correspond to the aesthetic tweaks. However, one of the most significant design changes regarding the date window has not been incorporated here. Unlike the new Aquis 41.5mm models with date apertures matching the dial colour, these summer models have white backgrounds.

The 300m water-resistant case flaunts its slightly slimmer profile of 12.9mm (formerly 13.3mm), shorter and more ergonomic lugs and tapering crown guards. Brushed and polished surfaces highlight the case’s construction, and the new stainless steel bracelet with redesigned links, broader brushed central links and a more tapering profile enhances comfort.

Exposed through mineral glass caseback is Oris 733 calibre (Sellita SW200-1 base) with its signature red rotor. Beating at a frequency of 28,800vph, this automatic movement delivers a moderate power reserve of 38 hours. However, the movement is equipped with a stop-seconds device for precision time setting.

The new Oris Aquis Date 41.5mm “Taste of Summer” capsule collection is now available and retails for CHF 2,400. For more information and to order online, please consult

3 responses

  1. Oris has lost it’s mojo on these two Oris Aquis Date 41.5mm with Watermelon Dials….besides they are to large for my wrist size. My Oris 36mm with raised numerals on the bezel is a great watch.

  2. Oris lost its mojo because they made something not to your particular taste? I am a fan of the red on white. Might need to pick one up.

  3. Different strokes for different folks – and their different wrist sizes and preferences.

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