The Oris story 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.

Oris are best-known for their pilots watches with big crown and a Pointer Calendar function. The collection takes its name from the watch’s oversized crown, developed as an aid to pilots who adjust their watches while wearing gloves. Aviation is now one of the four ‘Oris Worlds’ others include Diving, Culture and Motor Sport.

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ORIS - Aquis Date Black Dial Bracelet Watch 01 733 7732 4134-0 7 8 21 05PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Black Dial Bracelet Watch 01 733 7732 4134-0 7 8 21 05PEB

£1,600.00

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ORIS - Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Watch - 01 400 7769 4135-07 8 22 09PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Watch - 01 400 7769 4135-07 8 22 09PEB

£2,700.00

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ORIS - Aquis Date Relief Bezel Red Dial Watch 01 733 7766 4158-07 8 22 05PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Relief Bezel Red Dial Watch 01 733 7766 4158-07 8 22 05PEB

£1,600.00

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ORIS - Aquis Depth Gauge Diver's Watch 01 733 7755 4154-Set MB

ORIS - Aquis Depth Gauge Diver's Watch 01 733 7755 4154-Set MB

£3,000.00

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ORIS - Aquis Hammerhead Limited Edition 01 752 7733 4183-Set MB

ORIS - Aquis Hammerhead Limited Edition 01 752 7733 4183-Set MB

£2,020.00

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ORIS - Aquis Titanium Date Grey Dial Watch 0173377307153-0782415PEB

ORIS - Aquis Titanium Date Grey Dial Watch 0173377307153-0782415PEB

£1,800.00

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ORIS - Artelier Pointer Day Date Grey Dial Watch 01 755 7742 4053-07 8 21 88

ORIS - Artelier Pointer Day Date Grey Dial Watch 01 755 7742 4053-07 8 21 88

£1,550.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 01 751 7761 4063-0 7 8 20 08P

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 01 751 7761 4063-0 7 8 20 08P

£1,350.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot GMT Small Second Watch 0174877104063-0752205FC

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot GMT Small Second Watch 0174877104063-0752205FC

£1,700.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer 0169077354063-0712272FC

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer 0169077354063-0712272FC

£2,800.00

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ORIS - Carl Brashear Calibre 401 Limited Edition 01 401 7764 3185-SET

ORIS - Carl Brashear Calibre 401 Limited Edition 01 401 7764 3185-SET

£3,350.00

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Oris | Aquis Date Blue Dial Watch | 01 733 7732 4155-07 8 21 05PEB

Oris | Aquis Date Blue Dial Watch | 01 733 7732 4155-07 8 21 05PEB

£1,600.00

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ORIS | Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Watch | 01 400 7769 4157-07 8 22 09PEB

ORIS | Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm Watch | 01 400 7769 4157-07 8 22 09PEB

£2,700.00

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Oris | Aquis Date Calibre 400 43.5mm Watch | 01 400 7763 4135-07 8 24 09PEB

Oris | Aquis Date Calibre 400 43.5mm Watch | 01 400 7763 4135-07 8 24 09PEB

£2,700.00

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Oris | Aquis Date Upcycle 41.5mm Watch | 01 733 7766 4150-SET

Oris | Aquis Date Upcycle 41.5mm Watch | 01 733 7766 4150-SET

£1,600.00

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Oris | Artelier Pointer Day Date Watch | 01 755 7742 4051-07 5 21 32FC

Oris | Artelier Pointer Day Date Watch | 01 755 7742 4051-07 5 21 32FC

£1,400.00

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