Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ Watch Review
Sit down and have a genuine conversation with any maturing watch gatherer and you can most likely wager that sooner or later, you two will in the long run land on the subject of plunge watches. There’s no chance to get around it –we’re wild about them, fixated on the toughness, and at times, I’ve seen people gather many them, if not more. However, that can get, exhausting, correct? After Oris reported the as of late redesigned Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ in 2017, I had been feeling a touch of jump watch-weariness, particularly after cautiously auditing my very own assortment. In any case, subsequent to studying its controller design and the way that Oris was really the first to build up a controller based plunge watch back in 1999, I realized I needed to try it out. The outcome was some time very much went through with a watch that not just showed me the significance of essential everyday utility, yet additionally revealed some new close to home watch gathering inclinations, which I’m continually finding as a developing watch enthusiast.
Privately held and established in 1904, Oris is still “the little guy” all in all. In any case, I nearly wouldn’t have it some other path and to me, there’s a specific feeling of decent appeal in what they do. Even in the wake of investigating their latest deliveries, it seems like I’m pulling for my number one independent band that actually demands discarding the visit transport for the 15-traveler van – the brand does whatever its might feeling like doing and I figure many would concur that they have something for everybody. Pair that with their incessant beneficent sea protection endeavors like the Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition or the new Oris Aquis Clipperton Limited Edition and you have a brand that’s going to catch my eye pretty much every time.
Even without thinking about the particulars, the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ is only a pleasant watch. The brilliant tones and the feeling of revelation one feels when acclimating to the controller show make for an incredible encounter regardless of what sort of gathering you’re into. Since I realized the watch was at that point equipped for enduring a plunge undertaking to one of the world’s most far off coral atolls in the eastern Pacific, I figured I’d put it through to a greater degree a landlubber’s test and take it on a couple of trails here in Washington. Obviously, the watch took all that I tossed at it. So let’s get serious and have a closer look.
Not not at all like their most famous models, the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ holds a similar Aquis case shape in a truly comfortable 43.5mm case distance across. The case itself is made altogether out of titanium, which likewise drove me to encounter fairly a change period since I’m not actually used to its lightweight nature. In any case, the weight, or scarcity in that department, never left me doubting the watch’s quality. It’s only a question of comfort and when you pair the watch with the elastic lash as I did, you can just absolutely fail to remember the Oris is even there. I realize individuals have waxed wonderful about this sort of stuff previously, yet I feel like this combination naturally qualifies the Regulateur as an ideal “vacation watch.”
The bezel –with its matte dark clay insert –sits flush with the case. It’s charmingly material, exact, and doesn’t distend over the case an excessive amount of like some other jump watches. By and by, this is a key component that works with the controller readout and when you combine the two, the watch fills in as a commonsense and truly clear device that estimates slipped by time –however we’ll get to that later. Different highlights incorporate a screw-down crown (bolsters the 300m of water opposition), slanted drags that coordinate wonderfully with the elastic tie, a screw-down caseback, and a programmed helium-discharge valve incorporated into the side at 9 o’clock. My solitary problem here is the way effectively the titanium can scratch, yet that’s not out of the ordinary and some portion of the compromise when you go after an all-titanium watch.
Here’s where things get fun subsequent to preparing your cerebrum to peruse the controller show. The dial itself is profound dark with faceted lists that radiate a decent, charming impact at whatever point light bobs off of them. That’s practically the solitary component of blaze you’ll find in this watch however it’s likewise critical to acclimate yourself with the design, which revolves around two conspicuous sub-dials. At 3 o’clock, you’ll locate the sub-dial for quite a long time and at 9 o’clock you have the running seconds sufficiently basic. The huge, focal red hand at that point demonstrates the minutes. Perhaps the most delightful detail here is the matte dark treatment given to the internal segment of the moment hand, which causes it to show up as though the hand is skimming right over the dial. When you get a feeling of where to discover the hours, it’s essentially like reading a clock on a conventional simple display.
While the controller show is anything but difficult to become accustomed to, I discovered one issue that pester me. There will be times all through the day –state 10:15 or so –when the gigantic moment hand will completely cover the little hour hand in its sub-dial –or if nothing else what it’s highlighting. Subsequently, it tends to be hard to rapidly get a precise readout of the time. In any case, that isn’t truly the Regulateur’s forte and the point here is to give the wearer a quick method to follow slipped by minutes. Things being what they are, you need to wonder why more brands haven’t took a stab at executing this in their plunge watches. Of course, I feel that a jump watch’s true utility in the field can even now be up for debate –however I’ll surrender that to the plunge specialists to choose. Something else, Oris worked really hard as far as evenness and I’m appreciative for the negligible and very much incorporated date window at 6 o’clock. Lume is likewise adequate and the cool, water shade of BGW9 is a genuine treat when you figure out how to get it against the strap’s hot red tone.
Although Oris incorporates an all-titanium metal wristband with a jump expansion, the Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ simply asks to be worn on the elastic lash. It’s lightweight, delicate, comfortable, and can be changed on the fly gratitude to Oris’ no-cut change framework and two press catches on the fasten that permit you to switch between five distinct sizes. Like a ton of better quality elastic lashes you’d experience, this one is additionally injected with a light vanilla aroma and it very well may be some time before I become acclimated to that entire pattern. Measuring the lash is likewise simple and it’s simply a question of sliding it through the fasten nook and fixing up the openings with the tabs incorporated into the catch. Proceeding with the all-titanium topic, Oris likewise fitted the elastic lash alternative with a titanium plunge catch, which as you can picture, was a genuine scratch magnet.
Besides the comfort and adaptability, I can likewise like that the tie didn’t draw in such much residue. Nonetheless, it has figured out how to obscure a spot around the ‘Oris’ print, near where the carries are really coordinated. I presume that in the long run, the lash will get whipped enough to where it’ll must be supplanted. On the off chance that that were simply the situation, I can see experiencing the suitable supplanting measure with Oris, instead of slapping the titanium wristband on the watch. It’s simply that comfy and the way that the abundance was anything but difficult to fold under within the lash itself was a genuine plus –I just would never understand brands that anticipate that you should reduce ties on watches that expense a few thousand dollars.
Inside the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ is the thing that Oris calls the Caliber 749. Beginning its life as a base Sellita SW 220-1, Oris alters the type by eliminating the day readout and modifying the hands into the controller arrangement. It probably won’t be a lot, yet it’s unique and it works. In addition, I can’t precisely see this watch having some sort of in-house development. Everything proceeds as it ought to and I discovered the Regulateur to be both precise and low-upkeep. I wonder, notwithstanding, on the off chance that it is hard to support or if the alterations are insignificant enough that any prepared watchmaker would have the option to try it.
I additionally should admit that I had an uncommonly fun time setting the watch. Along with the hacking and hand-twisting abilities, there was simply something strangely fulfilling about watching this enormous red hand hovering over a dim dark dial. The remainder of the specs are fundamental yet good. The 28 gem Caliber 749 works at 4Hz, conveys a 38-hour power save, and highlights a mark red Oris bi-directional winding rotor –sure would be cool to see it, yet I question the development is quite enough to warrant a show caseback.
Overall the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ fills in as a peculiar and solid jump watch that functioned admirably for me and made me consider my gathering propensities. For some time, in the same way as other gatherers, I’ve avoided splendid tones and somewhat more modern plans. Be that as it may, subsequent to having the watch on wrist for a couple of months, I think I’ve completely gotten bulldozed and I can see myself investigating less “traditional” and somewhat “louder” alternatives later on. In any case, there’s a ton of competition in this value range and the Oris should stand its ground in a market soaked with vintage reissues and modern jump watches – that are apparently an incredible worth if you’re searching for such a thing.
For very little more, completely in-house pieces like the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel (with the Tudor MT5612 development) and even the Seiko SLA017 (if you can discover one) come to mind. In any case, what the Oris offers is an opportunity to encounter something a little extraordinary in the realm of energetic jump watches, and that’s enough to pull me in. Cost for the Oris Regulateur ‘Der Meistertaucher’ with the all-titanium arm band and elastic lash is $3,150. oris.ch
>Model: Regulateur Der Meistertaucher
>Size: 43.5mm Diameter/13mm Thick/50mm Lug-to-Lug
>Would commentator actually wear it: Yes.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Dive watch-insane gatherer that is hoping to break the tedium in their watch box. While a heap of jumpers is absolutely cool, it’s simple to wind up with a lot of monochromatic, three-hand sport watches that don’t offer much in the method of variety and style.
>Best normal for watch: The lightweight nature of the whole bundle graciousness of the smooth titanium case and delicate elastic tie. The brilliant red colorway is additionally a decent touch.
>Worst normal for watch: Large controller minute hand can now and then make it hard to immediately peruse the hours.