Oris

Oris

Oris is a Swiss watch brand. Oris was founded in 1904 and since has been operating continuously. In 1968 began obtaining chronometer certifications and has since expanded the haute horlogerie collections. The main product lines of Oris are Oris Motor Sport, Oris Aviation, Oris Culture, Oris Driving. Among the notable models are the Oris Dizzy Gillespie (from the Oris Jazz collection) and Oris Formula One watches. The current collection includes the Oris Artelier, ORis John Coltrane, Oris Chet Baker, Oris Atrix, Oris Rectangualr, Oris ProDiver, Oris Aquis, Oris BC 4, Oris BC 3, Oris Big Crown, Oris TTr, Oris TT1, Oris Calobra. For many fans, who often visit a Oris forum, it is important to first read an Oris watche review and to learn more about Oris watches prices before committing to a purchase. WatchTime publishes extensive coverage of Oris watches, like the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge and the Oris moon phase watch, the Oris Pro Diver Pointer Moon. Also head to our posts for information on any Oris divers' watch, including the Oris Great Barrier Reef watch.

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Black List

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Should you currently be on the lookout for a "stealthier" or black-on-black dive watch (and we can't think of a reason why you shouldn't be), we at Diveintowatches.com have selected nine different … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

Watch Review: 5 Square and Rectangular Watches Under $3,000

Fortis Square

Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our archives, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos … [Read more...]

Hands-On Review: Oris Diver Sixty-Five

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Oris went into its archives and resurrected a dive watch from 50 years ago, unveiling it in March at this year's Baselworld watch fair in March. The Oris Diver Sixty-Five (click here to read about it, … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter is a wristwatch equipped with a mechanical barometric altimeter-and-barometer movement. In fact, it is the world’s first automatic mechanical altimeter watch at … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: The “Alternative” Top 5 Pilots’ Watches

Bremont Alt-1 Pilot

We're all familiar with iconic pilots' watches like the IWC Big Pilot, Rolex GMT-Master and Breitling Navitimer, right? This week, we will shed some light on a few "alternative" pilots' watches. … [Read more...]

Oris Watches: The Rebirth of the Brand and a Test of the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

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WatchTime’s free download brings you a test of a popular Oris watch and the history of the Oris Watch Company. Take this unique opportunity to learn how the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge performed on … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: 24 Key Moments in the History of Oris Watches

Oris World Timer watch

In our December 2013 issue, we profiled Oris Watch CEO Ulrich Herzog and revealed how he steered the company to an all-mechanical future during the heart of the Quartz Crisis. Here are 23 milestone … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Test: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial

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Our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers' watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean … [Read more...]

Legendary Divers: Watch Spotting at the German Historical Diving Society

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Last weekend, the German Historical Diving Society held its ninth annual meeting in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, with participants from all over the world. Some of them worked at Comex, others have a … [Read more...]

Affordable Oris: 5 Oris Watches Under $2,500

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Founded in 1904 in Holstein, Switzerland, Oris has developed a reputation as a purveyor of very reasonably priced timepieces in a variety of styles, and all with Swiss-made mechanical movements. Here … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

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In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Presents Eight New Watches for Summertime Fun

Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph BigDate

What do Alpina, Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rolex and Tudor have in common? Of course, they're all hoping to conquer the very limited and therefore precious space on your wrist, but … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: 10 Mechanical Dive Watches for Women

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Dive watches tend to be among the chunkier types of timepieces, which has always made it difficult to find one small enough to be suitable for most ladies' wrists — whether you're choosing for … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

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In my modest collection of watches, there is not a single one with a rectangular case; the only non-round one is the octagonal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. Nevertheless, since … [Read more...]

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris has been responsible for a handful of dive-watch milestones recently; we've previously covered the brand's groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and here we take a look at the Oris ProDiver Pointer … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, achieved a watch-world milestone with its Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, introduced in 2013. It is the first divers' watch that measures depth by … [Read more...]

Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

Michael Kobold of Kobold Watch Co.

The Kobold Watch Company recently moved from Pittsburgh to Pennsylvania's Amish country. In this article from our archives, we tell the story behind Kobold's U.S.-made Spirit of America watch, and … [Read more...]

High Flyer: An Aerial Test of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

In this feature article from WatchTime's upcoming May-June 2015 issue, on sale May 19, we tested the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter on a flight above the Alps. Scroll down to read more and check … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Our Top Five Dive Watches From Baselworld 2015

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Whilst the impact and potential of the smartwatch certainly dominated many of the discussions at Baselworld 2015, one watch category in particular has already witnessed the rise of a digital … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches: Introducing the Updated Edition Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

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Oris is known for its rugged, sporty tool-watches. The Aquis is famous within the watch diving community – a collection that includes some interesting, technical, well finished but affordable tools … [Read more...]

JCK 2014 Revisited: New Oris Pilots’ Watches

Oris Big Crown Timer Chronograph

WatchTime covered the JCK 2014 and Couture 2014 watch and jewelry trade shows in Las Vegas extensively. Here's a look back at Oris, we'll revisit the brand's new watches for pilots, the Oris Big … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Wish List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me … [Read more...]

Pilot’s Watch Review: Breitling Chronomat GMT

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For many watch lovers, a Breitling is the epitome of a pilots’ watch. So it made sense that we include one in this pilots' watch review. For the story, we selected nine watches to accompany a trio … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Flight-Testing the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

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Recently, we at Monochrome Watches took to the skies — literally — to test a watch in the environment for which it was designed. Oris released its Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter earlier this year, … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s March-April 2014 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2014 Cover

The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a cover story on Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 7727 and its groundbreaking magnetic … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s November-December Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Nov-Dec 2013 Cover

The November-December issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring an exclusive watch test of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, a compendium … [Read more...]