Brand/Model: ORIS Aquis Maldives LE (limited edition of 2000 pieces)
Movement: Swiss automatic
Material: titanium case and bracelet
Complications: date display
Price: MSRP: $2,800 USD, often discounted
Plenty of photos follow the review. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Despite having four ORIS watches in my collection, this is the first ORIS I have the pleasure to review on this blog. ORIS is a long-standing Swiss watch company (since 1904) that makes watches exclusively with automatic movements. They tend to offer no-nonsense designs (although they do have some more fashion-oriented pieces as well) with high quality construction and pricing that puts them on the lower end of the automatic Swiss watch spectrum, which is a good thing. Value is always a virtue, especially in an automatic Swiss watch.
Pros: lightweight titanium construction, superb fit and finish, great lume, ceramic bezel, unique looks, lightweight titanium construction, Swiss origin through and through
Cons: integrated bracelet limits strap choices, no lume on bezel markers a disadvantage for serious divers, some people may prefer stainless steel construction
Verdict: outstanding in nearly all respects, ORIS ups its game and produces a fantastic dive watch that can still be had for a relative bargain. The Maldives is hard to beat.
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