ORIS

Extensive coverage of Oris watches, like the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge and the Oris moon phase watch, the Oris Pro Diver Pointer Moon. Head to this page to read a history of the brand (with images of vintage Oris watches), and for information on any Oris divers' watch, including the Oris Great Barrier Reef watch.

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. Whether it is because you don't want to be one of the three guys in the meeting room wearing the same Rolex GMT-Master, or simply because you might be looking for something in a different budget range, here are some choices you may not have considered. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Seiko Marinemaster bezel submerged

In the third part of this 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 Reviews the New Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter is a new wristwatch is equipped with a mechanical barometric altimeter-and-barometer movement. In fact, it is the world’s first automatic mechanical altimeter watch at an affordable price. Learn more about it in this in-depth review, excerpted from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

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

WT Spotlight Oris

WatchTime’s latest free download brings you a test of a new Oris watch and the history of the Oris Watch Company. Take this unique opportunity to learn how the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge performed on the wrist of a real diver, But that’s not all: you will also find out the full story on how Oris CEO Ulrich Herzog presided over the spectacular rebirth of the Oris watch brand and learn about the history of Oris watches in a detailed historical timeline. Both stories are from the pages of … [Read more...]

JCK 2014: New Oris Pilots’ Watches

Oris Big Crown Timer Chronograph

WatchTime continues to cover the JCK 2014 and Couture 2014 watch and jewelry trade shows in Las Vegas throughout the weekend. Yesterday, we visited Oris and got a glimpse of the brand's new watches for pilots, the Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot Day-Date and Oris Big Crown Timer Chronograph. … [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 and/or released within the past few years, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux_Constant-Escapement

On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, or ultra-technical timepieces, that so far most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are my top 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Enjoy this collection of my favorite ultra-technical watches and extraordinary timepieces. Leave a comment at the end of this post if … [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 movement; the seven "star watches" from SIHH 2014; tests of the Arnold & Son UTTE and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge; and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [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 October 2008 issue, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in luxury watch brands and best watches for men. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable watches and top affordable watch brands that, in my opinion, represent the most excellent value for their luxury watch price and can be considered best watches for men, if you will. … [Read more...]

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

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: 23 Key Moments in the History of Oris Watches

Oris World Timer watch

In WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we profile Oris Watch CEO Ulrich Herzog and reveal how he steered the company to an all-mechanical future during the heart of the Quartz Crisis. Here are 23 milestone moments in the history of Oris watches, from its founding in 1904 to the present day. … [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 of Rolex's watch milestones, profiles of Oris and Vacheron Constantin, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - front

It's been a big year for Oris in the area of divers'-watch milestones; we've previously covered the brand's groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and Oris also added to its ProDiver collection of professional-grade diving watches with the new Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon, the first mechanical watch that indicates both the lunar cycle and tidal range. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

Cartier Tank watch

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 rectangular-case watches do have their fans, this week's Fratello Friday focuses on the top five I would wear... if I did indeed wear them. … [Read more...]

Museum Megastar: Reviewing the Movado SE Extreme

Movado SE Extreme - Opener

The Movado Sports Edition (SE) Extreme takes the classic Museum Watch design to a sporty new level. Click here for our in-depth analysis of this mechanical watch, with original photography by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign, from WatchTime's February 2010 issue. … [Read more...]

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, has achieved a watch-world milestone with its latest, the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. The watch, introduced at this year's Baselworld, is the first divers' watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece — a feature that would normally be a serious divers' watch no-no. … [Read more...]

Facetime June 29

Tracy Wilson and daughter Cerisse Wilson wear their watches to the annual Leather Crafters Show in Sheridan, Wyoming. Tracy is wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and Cerisse, a professional holster maker, is wearing an Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Tracy Wilson, Robert Wright, and Saf Prashad for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present them in WatchTime magazine.   … [Read more...]

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

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Last year, 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, all of whose test results were revealed in WatchTime's December 2012 issue, was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial. … [Read more...]

Facetime June 8

Mike Chesna, wearing his Panerai PAM 194, with his daughter Olivia at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Mike Chesna, David Riggs, and Stephan Leenheer for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present them in WatchTime magazine.   … [Read more...]