Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl Watches Review

Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl Watches Review

The trend for bold and colourful dials continues as Oris launches a new series of diver’s watches beautifully dressed in a trio of mother of pearl gemstones. The new Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches come in Blush Pink, Aegean Blue and Seafoam Green and with their compact cases, iridescent centres and dive specifications make for the perfect set of unisex watches.

Oris have been experimenting eagerly with their dial designs just recently. It began with the Oris Aquis Upcycle watch which saw them utilise PET recycled plastic as a brilliantly colourful, collage-effect display. Shortly after, they elected their Sixty Five Divers with “Cotton Candy” dials in homage to spring colours and then after that, the Aquis New York Harbour watch was a released, a limited edition with a green mother of pearl display designed in support of the Billion Oyster Project. Now it seems the pastel and mother of pearl elements of the previous two releases are combined into one permanent collection: the Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl.

The new Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches continue with the classic Aquis case we have seen appointed for the majority of their recent releases. The same rounded lugs, screw in crown with screwed on crown lugs, double domed sapphire crystal glass and oversized ratcheted bezel remains all within a 36.5mm stainless steel diameter. The case diameter and its thickness of 12.5mm is perfectly suited to wrists of all kinds; women with a love for statement watches and men with smaller wrists.  The entire architecture is engineered from stainless steel including the unidirectional rotating bezel which displays the 60 minute scale in relief. The Oris Aquis 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches also assume the reliable 300 metre water resistant rating.

Of course, it’s the dials of the new Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches that are new, so let’s focus on them. The Blush Pink, Aegean Blue, and Seafoam Green displays have never been done before by the Swiss watch manufacturer and their pastel hues and sparkling iridescence is truly a remarkable look on a diver’s watch like this as the softness of the pearl contrasts against the strong edges of the steel case. Each dial of the Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watch is completely unique, boasting different waving formations across the gemstone. The familiar applied indexes, hour and minute hands and lollipop seconds hand remain, all generously coated with a layer of glow in the dark Superluminova. The rectangular date window also appears at 6 o’clock.

Powering the time and date functions of the Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches is the well-known Oris 733 automatic winding movement based on the Sellita SW200-1. It features a 38-hour power reserve, a frequency of 28,800vph and a total of 26 jewels, some of which can be spotted through the mineral glass exhibition case back alongside the signature red oscillating rotor. We’re sure like us, many of you would have liked to have seen the newer in-house Calibre 400 take the reins here, but nevertheless, the Sellita calibre keeps the price nice and affordable with each Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watch retailing at only £1,800. Completing the designs are a three-row link stainless steel bracelet with brushed centre links and a folding buckle.

If you’d like to learn more about the new Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Mother of Pearl watches and shop the collection for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.


  • Case Size: 36.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating with 60 minute scale in relief
  • Glass: Double domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Crown: Screw in with crown guards
  • Case Back: Screwed down with mineral glass exhibition insert
  • Water Resistance: 300 metres
  • Movement: Oris 733 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Jewels: 26
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Mother of pearl in Blush Pink, Aegean Blue or Seafoam Green, Superluminova indexes and hands
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
  • Buckle: Folding
  • Limited: No
  • RRP: £1,800

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