The original Oris ProDiver Chronograph Watch which was launched in 2009 set the standards for professional diver’s timepieces at the time. This watch took all important factors for divers into account. Now, this impeccable diving tool is back and it seems it will be better than its predecessor.
The new Oris ProDiver Chronograph has been redesigned in cooperation with the brand’s ambassador and professional diver Roman Frischknecht to look little more toolish with its angular lugs. Also, the renewed and upgraded version features a thinner case which should make it more comfortable and wearable for everyday wear.
The new Oris diver is housed in 51mm titanium case which is constructed to resist water pressure up to 1,000 meters (3,300 feet). The case comes with a bezel that incorporates the ingenious Oris-patented Rotating Safety System which locks a bezel in place once set so that it can’t be moved in either direction during a dive, thus eliminating the chance of accidental adjustments.
The case also incorporates a stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers with side protection system. The watch is equipped with an automatic helium valve which keeps it safe from any damage that can be caused from pressure changes. The masculine and avant-garde case is protected with sapphire crystals domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside. From the rear, there is a screwed titanium case back with meters-to-feet conversion scale.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a black dial with a wave pattern and applied indices filled with superluminova, and the same lume substance has been applied on the nickel hour and minute hands in order to offer outstanding legibility.
As you can see on the image below, Oris has redesigned the metal bracelet so that the edges are flatter and the center links are more rounded giving the watch both a simpler and more technical look. The manufacturer has also developed a sliding sledge clasp and its quick-adjust system, meaning the rubber strap can be adjusted for length without taking the watch off from the wrist. Compared with the original model, this novelty features the clasp that now has rather utilitarian brushed finishes, instead the polished ones.
The ProDiver Chronograph’s robust titanium case houses the Oris caliber 774 mechanical automatic movement which offers the usual set of functions, as well as a date and chronograph functions. The mechanism is based on SW500.
Oris ProDiver Chronograph Watch (ref. 01 774 7727 7154) comes with the retail price of 4,500 Swiss francs. It will be available in June 2016.