Oris returns to the deep with the Dive Control Limited Edition, an evolution of the company’s high-performance ProDiver watch, made for professional divers. This Limited Edition was developed in partnership with Roman Frischknecht, a Swiss commercial driver who spends his working live deep underwater, servicing the subsea industry.
The Dive Control boasts a huge 51-mm-case cat in lightweight titanium and coated in scratch-resistant black DLC. It also features Oris’ Rotation Safety System (RSS), a device that securely locks the uni-directional rotating bezel in place during a dive. It was developed together with Roman. This innovation has become an Oris signature.
The case is water-resistant to 100 bar and pressure tested by Oris’s engineers to 125 bar to ensure the Dive Control Limited Edition will perform in the most demanding condition. The bezel has a scratch and fade-resistant ceramic top ring.
Oris equipped the Dive Control Limited Edition with an automatic helium escape valve, a useful device for all divers who live in heliox atmosphere during a saturation dive. Since helium atoms are smaller than atoms of oxygen, they can enter a watch. Without the escape valve which automatically releases the helium atoms, the gasses can damage the watch once the diver reaches regular air pressure again.
To maximize legibility, not only the case but the dial is oversized too. The hands, hour markers and zero marker on the bezel are all filled with Super-LumiNova. The designers have used high-contrast yellow details to indicate critical information because yellow is one of the most visible colours under water.
The chronograph features central seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph hands. The 30-minute chronograph hand has a yellow counterbalance, extending it to a full 60-minute display. This way, reading as well as calculation errors can be avoided. Oris has coated the numerals and hands with Super-LumiNova.
The Oris Dive Control Limited Edition is powered by the Oris Cal. 774 which bases on the Sellita SW 500. The automatic movement works at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of 48 hours.
This is a limited edition of 500 pieces.