Welcome to Episode 86 of the Tenn & Two Podcast. We are incredibly excited to bring another of our ever-so-popular podcast watch reviews, this time with a watch that was just released a few weeks ago. Today we two ladies will be discussing the Oris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis sent over to us by the awesome team at Oris. Sit back and enjoy!
Why the Hangang River?
Oris is a brand that is no stranger to saving the environment. Their newest endeavor partners with the Korean Federation for Environmental Movements with the aim of supporting Seoul’s Hangang River. Funds from this partnership will support a series of scheduled clean up days, during which hundreds of local volunteers will work along the river (which is a vital water source for the 10 million people who live there) to pick up litter and plastic.
About This New Limited Edition Aquis
The Hangang Limited Edition is every bit as much of an Aquis in design as any other in the collection. This particular limited edition measures out at 43.5mm in diameter (with crown 47.2), a lug to lug measurement 49.7mm, with a crown that is 7.2mm and overall thickness of 12.9mm. The bracelet offers an incredible taper sitting at 24.5mm by the lugs and narrowing down to 17.7mm at the clasp. The watch is set in stainless steel as well as having a stainless steel bracelet (which is both brushed and high polished). The screw down crown assists to offer a 300m water resistance on the watch which is standard of the Aquis series. Aesthetically, the dial has a unique green color that is quite bright in the center and darkens to a dark forest green around the minute track with the brand’s gradient dial type that they are so well known for. A matching dark forest green unidirectional, ceramic dive bezel sits on top. The automatic Oris 743 calibre (based on the SW220-1) features a center set hour and minute hand with a small second at nine o’clock and a date relief around the center of the dial as well. Topped off with a highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal and specialty engraved caseback, the 2,000 piece limited edition watch retails at $2,600.
If you’re new to our reviews, this is why the facts turn to opinion as we two ladies discuss five questions that we ourselves ask when considering any watch purchase. Again, these are all opinions, but gives us a clear and unbiased review of the watch as a whole and how it fits into our lives. The questions we answer during this segment are as follows:
1.) What are our favorite and least favorite features?
2.) How versatile did we find the watch to be?
3.) Does the timepiece suit its designated purpose and work for who it’s designed for?
4.) Does the watch offer a fair value for its cost?
5.) Would this get regular wear and last long term in my collection?
Our final impressions of the Hangang Oris? Our largest hesitation with it is the size. At 43.5mm it is quite large on our 6.5 inch wrists. That being said, it’s not impossible to pull off because of the way that Oris designs their lugs. It’s a phenomenal watch, by a great brand, supporting a better cause. The green has an incredibly unique color, especially with the gradient that gets darker around the bezel. It tones the watch down a bit but don’t get us wrong, this is still not the watch that “blends in”. Find out more on the Oris website here and a huge thank you to Oris for sending this out for us to review!