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 Calibre 400 Bracelet Watch 0140077634135-0782409PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Calibre 400 Bracelet Watch 0140077634135-0782409PEB

£2,700.00

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ORIS - Aquis Date Relief Bezel Red Dial Watch 0173377664158-0782205PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Relief Bezel Red Dial Watch 0173377664158-0782205PEB

£1,600.00

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ORIS - Aquis Depth Gauge Diver's Watch 0173377554154-SetMB

ORIS - Aquis Depth Gauge Diver's Watch 0173377554154-SetMB

£3,000.00

Delivery 30 days

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ORIS - Artelier Pointer Day Date Grey Dial Watch 0175577424053-0782188

ORIS - Artelier Pointer Day Date Grey Dial Watch 0175577424053-0782188

£1,550.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 0175177614063-0782008P

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Grey Dial 0175177614063-0782008P

£1,350.00

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ORIS - Carl Brashear Calibre 401 Limited Edition 0140177643185-SET

ORIS - Carl Brashear Calibre 401 Limited Edition 0140177643185-SET

£3,350.00

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ORIS - Aquis Blue Big Day Date 0175277334135-0742465EB

ORIS - Aquis Blue Big Day Date 0175277334135-0742465EB

£1,650.00

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ORIS - Aquis Clean Ocean Limited Edition 0173377324185-0782105PEB

ORIS - Aquis Clean Ocean Limited Edition 0173377324185-0782105PEB

£1,800.00

Delivery 30 days

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ORIS - Aquis Date Green Dial 0173377324157-0782105PEB

ORIS - Aquis Date Green Dial 0173377324157-0782105PEB

£1,600.00

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ORIS - Artelier Chronometer Date Silver Dial 0173777214031-0752132FC

ORIS - Artelier Chronometer Date Silver Dial 0173777214031-0752132FC

£1,400.00

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ORIS - Artelier Date Diamond Dial 0156177224031-0751465FC

ORIS - Artelier Date Diamond Dial 0156177224031-0751465FC

£1,350.00

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ORIS - Artelier Date Silver Dial 0173377214051-0752164FC

ORIS - Artelier Date Silver Dial 0173377214051-0752164FC

£1,200.00

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ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Blue Dial 0175477414365-0752071

ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Blue Dial 0175477414365-0752071

£1,400.00

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ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Blue Dial Bracelet Watch 0175477414065-0782022

ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Blue Dial Bracelet Watch 0175477414065-0782022

£1,350.00

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ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Red Dial 0175477414068-0782022

ORIS - Big Crown Pointer Date Red Dial 0175477414068-0782022

£1,350.00

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ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Black Dial 0175176974264-0752015GFC

ORIS - Big Crown ProPilot Black Dial 0175176974264-0752015GFC

£1,250.00

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