Oris Big Crown PA Charles de Gaulle Oris Limited Edition

Oris Big Crown PA Charles de Gaulle

Oris is famous for its pilot’s watches, and one of its classic models is the Big Crown, first introduced in 1938. This is now made in a number of versions, with several special editions. The new PA Charles de Gaulle Oris Limited Edition is dedicated to the French aircraft carrier named Charles de Gaulle, and…

Oris Artelier Calibre 113

Oris Artelier Calibre 113

In-house. The capability of designing and building a mechanical watch movement is becoming increasingly important in watch marketing. There are different degrees of “in-house,” starting from companies such as Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre which make just about everything themselves, to others that design and assemble their own movements but buy some of the components from specialist…

Oris Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition

Oris Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition

The earliest pilot’s watches were often pocket watches adapted for a strap by welding wire loop lugs to the case. Oris recently discovered a watch of this type dating back to the 1910s, and for 2017 it is presenting a new edition of this piece from a century ago. Early design style, modern materials While…

Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition diving watch

This lovely dive watch by Oris is dedicated to Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. Brashear, born in 1931, overcame racial descrimination in his long naval career that began when he was just 17, and in 1966 lost the lower part of his left leg following an accident during a mission to salvage a…

Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition

Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition

The Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition is one of the very few pilot’s watches to have a specialist pilot’s function. Breva also make a watch with an altimeter, the Génie 02, but it has a slightly higher price tag: $132,000, against which the Oris watch compares very favourably at 3,950 Swiss francs. The Oris Altimeter…

Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme

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Company profile: Oris is an independent company with a long history and a marked penchant for innovation. Today its slogan is “real watches for real people,” which can be translated as mechanical watches at accessible prices. It’s an interesting brand, moving progressively towards greater vertical integration, and it has designed and built some of its…

Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme

Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme

For any brand, success or failure depends on brand credibility, the right product, and the right price. Oris is not one of the best-known names in watchmaking, but it has a lot of brand value, carefully nurtured by a move towards vertical integration – making more and more of its product components in-house. The Oris…

Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II

Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II

This 46mm watch by Oris, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II, looks good, with its deep blue sunray dial, yellow highlights and black ceramic bezel. It is a functional diver’s watch based on Oris’ existing diving watch Aquis, with SuperLuminova on hands and hour indices, and a 50 bar/500 metres water resistance. One of…

Oris ProDiver Chronograph

Oris ProDiver Chronograph

At 51 mm diameter, this is certainly a large watch, but after all, Oris call it a tool watch, and it was born to be underwater, strapped over a wet suit. It is a new version of the ProDiver Chronograph introduced in 2009. It has a 100 bar/1,000 metre water resistance, achieved by means of…

Oris Artelier Calibre 112, reference 01 112 7726 4055 L S

Oris Artelier Calibre 112

The Oris Artelier Calibre 112 features the brand’s third in-house movement following the introduction of the Calibre 110 in 2014, their first in-house movement after a break of about 35 years. Calibre 110 (named because it was introduced in the brand’s 110th anniversary year) was a time-only movement with power reserve indicator, Calibre 111 introduced…