The Oris Aquis Date ($1,650) can be regarded as the starter piece in the brand’s popular Aquis line of contemporary divers’ watches, which boasts such innovative models as the Aquis Depth Gauge and a new chronograph model released at this year’s Baselworld. This one also has an attractive (and aquatic) blue dial, along with Super-LumiNova-filled indices and hands and an unobtrusive date window at 6 o’clock. The stainless steel case measures 43 mm in diameter and features a screw-down crown (for a water-resistance of 300 meters) and a unidirectional diving bezel with a ceramic top ring for the minutes scale. It’s got a nonreflective sapphire crystal in the front and a see-through mineral glass window in the screwed caseback, offering a view of the automatic movement (also an Oris 733), which is equipped with a date corrector and a stop-seconds function, and, like all Oris movements, the hallmark red winding rotor that swings in both directions. The Oris Aquis Date comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a security folding clasp and divers’ extension.