A Hulk Alternative: The 2018 Oris Aquis Date in Green Sunburst Dial

Photo: Dante Barger for Bezel & Barrel

While the green dialed Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” model is one of our favorites, they are not easy to get these days. Our attempt to buy one at main Bucherer store in Lucerne was met with a polite rebuke. Even if you are able to get access to a new one at an AD, some collectors can’t envision themselves wearing a green dial watch that often. Enter the new Oris Aquis Date green dial, one of the most exciting (to us) new releases from one of the most reliable Oris lines.

Photo credit: Dante Barger for Bezel & Barrel

When we entered the Oris booth at Baselworld 2018, our team audibly hooted and hollered with excitement upon seeing a green sunburst dial and ceramic bezel insert version of the Aquis Date. At 43.5mm, the Aquis Date wears well on a variety of wrist sizes. It’s no doubt a bold statement on the wrist, but it’s also supremely functional as a dive watch that starts at just $1,650 (on rubber).

As a brand, we simply dig Oris. It’s still family owned, they care about the environment, and they are quietly make (automatic only) watches that offer a tremendous value. The fact that they continue to listen to customers by delivering a 40mm Aquis Date and push boundaries with their sunburst dial offerings makes us even bigger fans.

For more information, visit Oris.ch.


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