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.

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 watch brands. 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 the price. … [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...]

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...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 New 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 year, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [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...]

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...]

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces for 2013

Girard-Perregaux_Constant-Escapement

On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, new models introduced in 2013 that most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. Here are my top 17 (Why 17? Why not?), with photos and very brief descriptions. (For more detailed info on many of these pieces, search watchtime.com and watch-insider.com.) … [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 … [Read more...]

Facetime June 1

Jeff Ackerman and 10-month-old son Spencer at the local farmers market in Birmingham, Mi.  Jeff is wearing his new Panerai PAM 425 SLC Radiomir.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Jeff Ackerman, Pat Rondilla, and Michael Gelormini 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 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013

Breguet-Classique-Chronometrie-150

The Baselworld 2013 watch fair has come to and end, and now, having seen and covered dozens of new watches on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, my colleagues at WatchTime have asked me to name my favorite new timepieces from this year's show. Click here to see my top 10 watches from the most well-established brands. … [Read more...]

New Oris Watches at Baselworld

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris was among the many brands presenting new watches at this year's Baselworld fair. WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz takes a look at the brands newest pieces over at his blog on watch-insider.com. Among their new watches are the new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, and the Oris Aquis Small Second Date, seen here with green bezel (also available in black). To see the rest of the new watches from Oris, … [Read more...]

Baselworld Rumors and Previews at Watch Insider

Oris “Royal Flying Doctor Service”

At watch-insider.com, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz shares some watch-biz rumors buzzing around in anticipation of Baselworld, which starts this week. The rumors (which are not confirmed) say several well known brands may be sold to new investors. To find out which brands might be sold, click here. Linz also takes a look at new watches making their debut at Baselworld from five different … [Read more...]

More Baselworld 2013 Previews From Watch Insider

Oris Calobra Limited Edition

As Baselworld 2013 gets closer, WatchTime's "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz continues previewing novelties at his blog, watch-insider.com. His latest preview includes a look at what Oris, Girard-Perregaux, and others have in store for the fair. Below is a look at the Oris Calobra Limited Edition. Click HERE to read Linz's full preview of this watch and others. Receive all the news, features … [Read more...]

Facetime January 5

Dr. Arthur Wollman, wearing his Rolex Day-Date, celebrates an evening out with his son, Dr. Seth Wollman, who is wearing his Rolex Datejust, at III Forks Restaurant in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Happy New Year and welcome back to Facetime! Thanks to Dr. Seth Wollman, Dennis Jackson, Luc Hutchcraft, and Jean Simard for the great pictures! As always, if you want 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 … [Read more...]

Oris Big Crown Date

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The growing fraternity of dark-tinted "stealth" watches welcomes another member with the arrival of the Oris Big Crown Date, which features a bold, gray-colored dial, accented by applied 3D gray numerals and indices made from a solid block of dark Super-LumiNova. The watch's 44-mm case is made of stainless steel and finished with a coat of gray PVD. Like other models in Oris's … [Read more...]

Facetime August 18

R.J. Kamatovic and Greg Norman show off their watches at The PGA championship at Kiawah Island SC. Greg has the Speedmaster co-axial Chronograph in Red Gold,  R.J. is wearing an Omega DeVille HourVision Red Gold on Bracelet and Greg is wearing an Omega Speedmaster co-axial Chronograph in Red Gold.

We're back, with more Facetime photos! As always, if you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]

Facetime August 11

Edward Prutschi is wearing a Tissot Sea Touch on a trip to Ayalabe Primary School in rural Tanzania near Karatu, where his kids got to meet their pen pals and donated supplies to the school.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! This week we have some nice shots from Mount Rushmore, Africa, and more. As always, if you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) with your at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]

New Facetime Photos

Dr. Lori May-Malone wearing a Fendi Crazy Carats while on a cruise in the Western Caribbean.

Welcome back to Facetime! We have some great pictures this week, and we want to share even more, so keep them coming. To appear here or in the magazine, send us a hi-res picture (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. Remember to tell us your name, location, and the brand and model of watch you're wearing.       … [Read more...]