Introduction: Oris ProDiver Dive Control Limited Edition

Back in December a year ago, Oris welcomed us to Zermatt for an introduction of their 2019 models. Furthermore, not just for an introduction, notwithstanding, for a superb day of skiing too. So far for our composing being absolutely unbiased.

While the greater part of the models are under ban and will be introduced during Baselworld this year, one model was at that point presented freely by Oris fourteen days prior. The Oris ProDiver Dive Control Limited Edition.

The all new and restricted Oris Dive Control

Oris ProDiver Dive Control Limited Edition

The thing was that Oris presented this model a couple of days before the devastation of SIHH 2019 loosened up. I see a high danger of the lux watch audit being snowed under and failed to remember thus. Furthermore, I don’t think that’s what it merits. So now, after the SIHH dust has settled down a piece, here’s our involved survey of this professional watch.

A piece of history

We all probably realize that Oris produces divers lux watch audit for a long while as of now. The current vintage-roused Sixty-Five watch-line learns us rapidly that Oris jump lux watch survey are around for path more than fifty years now. It was distinctly in 2009 anyway that Oris, in participation with Swiss commercial diver Roman Frischknecht, entered the alliance of professional divers lux watch survey The Oris ProDiver line was born.

Oris Roman Frischknecht ProDiver Shooting

All lux watch audit in the ProDiver arrangement share a lot of practically speaking. They’re every one of the 100 bar, rises to 1.000 meters, pressure evaluated. All models have the protected Rotation Safety System (RSS) bezel. While for the packaging is picked for grade 2 titanium, the bezels are tempered steel with a clay decorate. The current assortment of ProDivers comprises of GMT, Chronograph and Pointer Moon models.

Innovation

The genuine development of the Oris ProDiver arrangement was the previously mentioned Rotation Safety System, or short RSS. RSS is intended to bolt a watch’s plunging bezel safely set up during a jump and has in the mean time become an Oris signature. It very well may be worked as follows.

Hold the bezel’s dark vulcanized elastic edge and lift it. This will deliver the lock and the bezel can be turned. At the point when lifted, a yellow ring will show up at the lower side of the plunging bezel, to show that it’s free to rotate.

The dark bezel with ceramic decorate and dark vulcanized elastic edge

With this yellow ring now obvious, the top ring can be turned enemy of clockwise which permits adjusting the number on it that relates to the accessible jump time, with the watch’s minutes hand.

Once set accurately, push the top ring down until it clicks into position. The bezel can’t be turned any longer now and you are prepared to start the dive.

Of all developments we’ve seen to get a plunge bezel – consider the red handle of a Omega PloProf or the turning spine of a Citizen ProMaster – Oris’ RSS arrangement absolutely is one of the more reasonable and simple to work variations.

The new Oris Dive Control Limited Edition

So here we are currently, 10 years after the principal Oris ProDiver saw the light. Oris brought this alluring Dive Control Limited Edition. Unquestionably dependent on the previous Oris ProDiver Chronograph, the Dive Control LE has many cool extra features.

What didn’t change was the size of the lux watch survey the sort of development, and obviously the RSS locking framework. The multi-piece titanium instance of the Dive Control actually has an astounding measurement of 51.00 mm. Which, as indicated by the Oris site, is by all accounts 2.008 inches. There’s no notice of its thickness, and I should concede I neglected to quantify it also, yet it’s surely not insignificant.

The gem is in sapphire, domed on the two sides, and has an enemy of intelligent covering within. Obviously, the crown is of the screw-in sort, similar to the chronographs pushers. The Dive Control Limited Edition sports a programmed helium valve also is still pressing factor appraised at 100 bar, equalling 1000 meters of water.

So what ís different?

The first thing that hits the eye is the shading plan of the Dive Control LE. While the ordinary ProDiver Chronograph is a somewhat monochrome appearance, the Dive Control LE is completely dark for certain eye-popping yellow accents. In particular, as we envisioned it, fitted to the also provided yellow elastic tie. This everything is predominantly brought about by the dark DLC plating of the titanium case and bezel, the new shading plan of the dial, and a few subtleties on the pushers.

As well, just 500 bits of the Oris Dive Control LE will be produced, while the ordinary ProDiver Chronograph isn’t restricted in production numbers.

The chronograph minute counter

In data got from Oris, the notice of an hour long chronograph counter – “the new lux watch survey likewise includes an hour long chronograph counter at 12 o’clock” – got us truly intrigued. As we probably are aware the Oris type 774 depends on the Sellita SW500, which thus is pretty much a Valjoux 7750 clone. These developments sport a 30-minute chronograph counter, something not effectively changed into an hour long counter. It very well may be done and is accomplished for example by Sinn with their SZ02 development in the , anyway as said it will require a great deal of exertion and change of the entire chronograph construction.

Investigation learned us that Oris had settled this in a very Oris way, with two unique hands in a single counter. A huge white hand demonstrating the minutes on a white scale, and a more limited yellow hand pointing at a yellow scale. Moreover, the chronograph hour counter hand will point at white numerals while the white moment hand shows from 0 to 30. And afterward the chronograph hour counter hand will point towards a yellow marker demonstrating that the yellow moment counter hand shows from 30 to 60. I’m not certain how functional usable this is while submerged, yet in any case, a shrewd solution.

Packaging

Leaves us to make reference to that the Oris Dive Control Limited version comes provided in a solid and waterproof, -like, presentation box. It incorporates an extra elastic tie and professional lash evolving tools.

Specifications and price

Make & Model: Oris Dive Control Limited Edition

Reference:

Case size: 51.00 mm

Material: Titanium, dark DLC plated

Caliber: Oris 774, in view of SW500, 25 gems, 48 hours power reserve

Price (in Europe): € 4.800,= incl tax

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