Oris' new Aquis is dedicated to helping preserve the Red Sea, one of the world's top diving spots and most diverse ecosystems. The foundation attempting to preserve the Red Sea is the RSEC and to raise awareness (and, chances are, some money) Oris has released this new watch, the Aquis Red. The 43mm case definitely has the classic look of the Aquis mainly due to the lug style. In fact, the only thing that is different about this watch when being compared to other Aquis models are the red accents on the dial, bezel, second hand, and the lovely little fishy on the case back. The dial and hands will glow blue in the dark thanks to BG-W9 superluminova, just like older models. Inside the case is the Oris Cal. 733, which is based off of the Sellita SW200-1. Sure, the movement isn't made completely in-house, but it is a reliable and well-proven movement that is used in many of Oris' watches. There will only be 2,000 pieces of the Aquis Red LE, each presented in a special set (with a waterproof flashlight). The retail price of this watch is 1,900 CHF (~$2,160) and can currently be bought at Goldsmiths. I have loved the past few watches I have written about...
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