Oris is one of a small handful of Swiss watch brands that makes only mechanical watches. A mechanical watch is a thing of beauty, designed according to principles that have been around for generations and will continue long into the future. An Oris watch is an item built to last and provide a lifetime of enjoyment.
The Aquis collection of diver’s watches offers real-world functionality in an innovative package, through a combination of considered design, high-performance materials and fit-for-purpose functions.
The Divers Sixty-Five looks back to Oris’s first diver’s watches, particularly an iconic 1965 model. Under their vintage aesthetic, the new pieces are engineered using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.
Oris began making pilot’s watches in the 1910s at the dawn of aviation and has pioneered in the field ever since. The Big Crown, one of Oris’s signature designs, was first introduced in 1938, and continues to inspire the collection today.
The Big Crown ProPilot offers function-based design at its most successful. The collection is full of pioneering watches, aimed at pilots who value the ProPilot’s cockpit-ready functionality and aesthetic.
The classic Artelier collection embodies Oris’s commitment to heritage and innovation. It’s home to a suite of in-house developed calibres and versatile designs that will slip under any cuff, however formal.
The Classic is proof that the simplest way can also be the best. While avant-garde design has its place, it can only exist alongside timeless benchmarks.
Influenced by Art Deco, Rectangular is a perfectly proportioned collection of sleek, unisex watches. Understated yet dressy, colourful straps and dials give Rectangular a joyful, peppy feel.
At Watch Specialists, we offer an extensive selection of original branded Oris straps. Whether you need a rubber strap for your Aquis or a textile or leather strap for your ProPilot, we can help. If you can't find the strap that you need, please contact us and we will quote to supply the correct strap for you.
ORIS - Aquis Date Relief Bezel Red Dial Watch 01 733 7766 4158-07 8 22 05PEB
ORIS - Aquis Depth Gauge Diver's Watch 01 733 7755 4154-Set MB
ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 01 751 7761 4063-0 7 8 20 08P
Oris | Bronze Big Crown ProPilot Big Date | 01 751 7761 3164-07 3 20 03BRLC
Oris is a Swiss Watchmaking Company that produces only mechanical watches. Established in 1904, today Oris pushes the boundaries of watchmaking with technological advancements and cutting edge design. Also, the brand is Climate Neutral. Through its ‘Change for the Better’ campaign, Oris aims to drastically reduce its carbon footprint over the next 3 years.
The story of Oris Watches begins in 1904 when company founders Paul Cattin and Georges Christian buy an old factory in the Swiss town of Hölstein. The company quickly expands to include 6 additional factories in the locality. By 1925 Oris also own their own electroplating factory in Herbetswil. At this point, the company begins to convert their pocket watches into wristwatches, by altering the side attachments.
Following the death of Georges Christian in 1927, Oscar Herzog, Christian’s brother-in-law, takes over as General Manager. Herzog steers Oris through the many watchmaking highs and lows of the coming years including a diversion to alarm clock production during WW2. The company builds a reputation of being supportive to its vast number of employees by building housing near their factories. They are also one of the first employers to offer equal opportunities to both men and women.
The Oris watch company, despite all changes and adaptions over the years, have proved themselves to be innovators in the world of horology. They use their own Calibre 601 movements in their automatic watches with a power reserve indicator. Other notable in-house movements include the Oris Calibre 652, which due to its high level of accuracy was awarded full chronometer certification by the Observatoire Astronomique et Chronométrique.
In 2020, Oris launched the Calibre 400. Raising the watchmaking bar, the new movement has a five-day power reserve (120 hours), is highly resistant to magnetism and comes with 10-year recommended service intervals and a reassuring 10-year warranty. The 400 series movement is now being rolled-out into key models across the Oris collection including the Aquis, Big Crown and ProPilot.
Discover more about Oris in our Guide to Oris Watches.
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