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Exploring Oris Watches

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The popularity of Oris watches continues to grow every day with the independent Swiss watch manufacturer remaining one of the most successful in the world. Since their founding in 1904 in the Swiss town of Hölstein, Oris has designed an incredible range of multi-purpose watches designed for diving, aviation, motor racing and all-round elegance. Not only have Oris watches been worn by professionals within each of these industries, they are also behind some of the greatest movements and complications in the industry.

Masters of mechanical watches, Oris are one of only a handful of Swiss watch brands that only use mechanical movements within their watches. Believing that automatic and hand winding calibres are where the beauty of watchmaking is at, they remain committed to providing only the best mechanical movements and complications in their designs. Oris are behind some of their own in-house movements that have been widely celebrated including the Calibre 113 which provides a range of complications rarely seen together in one timepiece and the newest Calibre 114 which boasts the very first a 24-hour second time zone with half-hour indication.

To celebrate their achievements as a mechanical watch manufacturer, Oris decorate every single watch with their famous red oscillating rotor. The rotor has become a symbol of Oris’ innovation and dedication to traditional Swiss watchmaking techniques while also allowing customers to be sure that their Oris watch is completely genuine. Today we will be breaking down all the latest Oris watch collections to help you find the perfect model for you. From Oris Aquis Diving watches, to Williams Racing models to Oris Big Crown Pilot watches, there really is an Oris watch for everyone.

Oris Aquis Watches

The flagship collection from Oris, Oris Aquis watches are designed purposely as professional diving watches with incredibly high water resistant cases and stunning ceramic top rings equipped with unidirectional functionality so you can safely measure oxygen levels while underwater. There are a huge variety of Oris Aquis watches to discover from simple Aquis Date watches to highly complicated Oris Aquis Chronographs and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge watches which became the first patented timepiece from the brand to measure ocean depth from a unique feature built into the sapphire crystal glass.

The Oris Aquis watch collection has also been the base for some of the brand’s most charitable efforts. For as long as we can remember, Oris have been releasing special and limited edition watches in the form of their Aquis designs and collaborating with different ocean conservation charities to raise awareness and money for many ocean-related issues. This year, we have seen the release of the their new ‘Oceans Project’, a campaign which includes a series of watches that are designed to strengthen both the brand and their customer’s commitment to oceanic health. Alongside the campaign came the launch of a special Oris Save the Ocean Limited Edition Set which you can read more information about here.

Oris Sixty Five Divers Watches

A huge favourite with vintage watch lovers, the Oris Sixty Five Divers watch collection celebrates the reincarnation of an old Oris diver watch that could be found in the collection fifty years ago. The bubble curved sapphire crystal glass, distinctive dials and retro shaped markers coated in Superluminova shout back to the 1960s while also shouting louder to those of us who are suckers for vintage inspired watches.

The Oris Sixty Five watch is also home to one of the brand’s most celebrated and fastest selling limited editions. The first Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition was released back in 2016 and celebrated the extraordinary life of Carl Brashear, the U.S Navy’s first African American master diver.  The piece also became the first bronze watch to be released from the brand and sold out almost immediately for its unique ability to naturally age and change colour the more it is worn. Following its success, Oris have now released a brand new range of Oris Sixty Five Bi-Colour Bronze and Steel watches with colour changing bezels and bracelets.

Oris ProDiver Watches

For the serious and professional divers, the Oris ProDiver watch collection boasts all the hallmarks of a device that looks and functions like a real underwater diving tool. Many of the Oris ProDiver watches are fitted with the Oris patented RSS bezel locking system, a signature device that securely locks the unidirectional rotating bezel into place during a dive. This ensures that even if the bezel gets knocked while underwater it will never increase dive time guaranteeing the diver will always have enough air and time to return to the surface safely.

Each Oris ProDiver watch has a remarkable presence with many models presented in large sized, robust and lightweight titanium cases fitted with a water resistance of a whopping 1,000 metres. Just like the cases, the dials of the Oris ProDiver watches are oversized too, fitted with hands and indices filled with Superluminova coating for easy legibility even in the dark depths of the ocean. Some of these Oris diving watches also showcase high contrast yellow details since yellow is considered the most visible colour underwater.

Oris Artelier Watches

Moving away from diving watches, the Oris Artelier watch is the brand’s flagship model of the occasion watch collection. Designed to be both stylish and functional, Oris Artelier watches transition effortlessly between a day in the office to a night on the town. Their gleaming stainless steel and 18 carat gold cases mould effortlessly to the wrist and come combined with diamond decorated dials and luxurious alligator leather straps.

More than just a pretty face, the Oris Artelier watch collection is also home to some of the brand’s most innovative movements. The Oris Artelier Calibre 113 watch is Oris’ fourth in-house developed movement. It boasts an incredible business calendar function including the day, date, week and month of the year, a range of complications rarely seen together on a single dial. The Oris Artelier Grand Lune is another beautiful example of the brand’s design skills with its stunning moonphase aperture which allows you to see the several phases of the moon detailed on a dark blue sky.

Oris Big Crown Watches

Now for the brave men who tackle our skies, the Oris Big Crown watches boast a classic look inspired by the world of aviation. Since it produced its first pilots watch in the 1930s, Oris has pioneered a number of innovations that have made it a favourite among flyers. The Big Crown Pointer Date has been around for over 70 years, providing an easy to read date function decorated around the edge of the dial and displayed through a bold red pointer date hand.

 

The Oris Big Crown ProPilot watch is another design beloved by many pilots for its coin edged bezel inspired by powerful jet engine turbines and clear dial reminiscent of aircraft dashboards and their easy legibility. You can also find the Oris Big Crown ProPilot watch with GMT and Timer function which is perfect for those who travel across different continents and require has a bi-directional rotating bezel designed for accurately timing events.

Oris BC3 Watches

The Oris BC3 watch collection was first introduced in 1999 and filled the gap for those looking for a ‘sporty pilots’ watch. Since their release, Oris BC3 watches have been overwhelmed with praise mainly for their distinctive design that is so different from other watches in the same genre. Keeping things simple, each Oris BC3 watch provides exactly what a pilot needs including an accurate movement, robust case and an easy to read dial.

The Oris BC3 Advanced Day Date watch is currently the star of the collection remaining comfortable and highly legible at a quick glance. The case sits on the wrist effortlessly while still providing a notable presence with a unique slab-sided cylindrical shape with angular crown guards and protruding lugs. The dials come in silver, black or grey and are presented with two large aperture at 6 o clock for day and date, once again ensuring easy readability.

Oris Williams Watches

For the adrenaline junkie hiding within each of us, the Oris Williams watches bring the glamour of the Formula 1 world to our wrists. Each Oris Williams watch is the result of the partnership between Oris and Williams, one of the world’s leading Formula 1 racing teams synonymous with the top levels of motorsport. The duo has been collaborating since 2003 and continue to unveil new Oris Williams watches every year to please us motorsport fanatics.

Once again, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking from the vast selection of Oris Williams watches. The Oris Williams Engine Date has always stuck out for its impressive skeletonised dial that shows off the automatic movement just like that of opening up the hood of a car and seeing the engine within. There are several limited edition Oris Williams watches to choose from too including the Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition which celebrates the achievements of Williams Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas and the Oris Williams Martini Racing Limited Edition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Martini Racing Team.

Oris Artix GT Watches

The Oris Artix GT watch collection is perfectly engineered for the gentlemen who needs performance he can rely on alongside an aesthetic that transitions across every environment. While still boasting an aesthetic inspired by the world of motor racing, each Oris Artix watch comes fully loaded with some of the best Swiss made innovations. Each model comes with a bidirectional rotating bezel with a ceramic insert and a special Oris developed rubber grip for easy use when taking quick readings.

Providing another highly desired Oris skeleton watch, the Artix GT Skeleton provides a full view into the intricate workings of the mechanical movement inside while providing classic hour and minute function. Meanwhile the Oris Artix GT Day Date watch offers a unique complication display with a date display at 6 o clock and an internal ring aperture and central hand for the day. No matter what functionality or style you are looking for, there will be an Oris Artix GT watch for you.

Oris TT1 Watches

With the Oris TT1 watches come another stunning collection of Swiss watches from Oris that reflect the elite performance of the race cars engineered by the Williams F1 Formula 1 Team. With both the racing team and watch manufacturer striving for only the best in precision and performance, this range of TT1 watches promises no different with incredible Swiss automatic movements hidden within the core of each. We particularly love the Oris TT1 Engine Date watch and its striking multi-layered dial which opens up into the inner workings of the movement.

The dream sports watch for today’s generation of adrenaline junkies, the Oris TT1 Day Date watch is another design crossing first over the finish line with a sleek multi piece stainless steel case and smooth black metal dial. The dials are accented beautifully with a blue seconds hand, the colour of the Williams F1 Racing team alongside Superluminova coated hands and indices. Each Oris TT1 watch is also available on a range of straps including sporty rubber, sleek metal bracelets and sophisticated leather.

Oris Chronoris Watches

Re-released to the Oris motorsport collection is the Oris Chronoris watch. These stunning sports watches are inspired by the experimental era of the 1970’s when the first Chronoris watch was unveiled. It was the first Oris chronograph watch to ever be released and has remained an iconic piece in the company’s archive until it was revived this year.

The original Oris Chronoris was also the first watch by the brand to tribute the world of motorsport and each design that you see today continues that praise with streamlined vintage cases, sporty orange accents and retro styled dials. Alongside the new collection also came a new Oris limited edition, the Chronoris 40th Anniversary Williams watch. This handsome piece celebrates the 40th birthday of Williams Racing and includes the famous Chronoris dial decorated in the familiar Williams blue colour.

If any of these breathtaking collections of Oris watches have taken your fancy or you would just love to learn more, please feel free to head over to our website or contact our talented team of watch specialists at sales@cwsellors.com or on 01335 453453. 

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