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ORIS ProDiver Pointer MOON

By TLex Oris have launched a groundbreaking if not somewhat unusual looking new divers watch that features both a lunar cycle and tidal range indication on its dial. The new Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon is the world's first mechanical wristwatch to do this. I could not have conceived of such a dive watch, but then again, I'm not a commercial diver!

Oris brand ambassador, Roman Frischknecht, a seasoned commercial diver usually has to consult external manuals for data on the lunar cycle and tidal ranges. He highlighted a need for this kind of information to be more easily accessible to him whilst at work and so the ProDiver Pointer Moon came to be!

The innovative new diver is available in both, Northern and Southern hemisphere tide range indications. Measuring a very manly 49mm in diameter, its massive multi-piece, Titanium case incorporates an automatic Helium escape valve and is fitted with Oris's patented 'Rotation Safety System', which allows the wearer to keep track of dive-time using a rotational bezel that can be locked to prevent any accidental adjustment.

It has a water-resistance of 100 bar/1,000 meters. Further features of the case include; a protected screwdown crown and caseback engraved with a meters-feet conversion scale, a double domed Sapphire crystal domed with anti-reflective coating on its inside and a unidirectional rotational divers with a black ceramic inlay. Under the hood is an automatic mechanical movement, the Oris Cal. 761, based on Sellita SW220 with pointer moon function and date display at 5 o'clock.

The dial is with applied indices and hands, both with Super-LumiNova® inlay. The watch comes on a rubber divers strap with a folding buckle and quick-adjustment extension, but is also supplied with a Titanium bracelet along with the necessary tools for strap changes, aptly packaged in a waterproof case. Its Swiss RRP is 3'200CHF.

Like Oris? Check out two other new Oris divers models: the Aquis REGULATEUR and Aquis DEPTH GAUGE . . .

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