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: 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 instrument capable of doing so much more than just indicating time. … [Read more...]


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

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In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, we profiled 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...]


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

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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...]


Oris Watches: The Rebirth of the Brand and a Test of the New 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 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...]


Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

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

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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 and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


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

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Recently, 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...]


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 prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [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 to be used under the deep salt waters. One is particularly noticeable because it includes a clever mechanical depth gauge. On our Monochrome-Watches blog we look at this watch; the updated edition of the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 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 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...]


Watch Insider Reviews the New Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

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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...]


JCK 2014 Revisited: New Oris Pilots’ Watches

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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 Crown Pro Pilot Day-Date and Oris Big Crown Timer Chronograph. … [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 what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts for your loved ones or for yourselves. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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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" and "affordable luxury" when it comes to watch brands. For me, it means watches under $5,000, with mechanical movements, from the best watch brands.  … [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 the pilots' watch review in our March-April 2012 issue. For the story, we selected nine watches to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel Schütte and Andreas Langer − while they performed an aerobatic program, specially designed for our review, in the skies above the Swabian Mountains in south Germany. Click below to read how our … [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, and cordially invited us to appropriately test-drive the world’s first wristwatch with an automatic, mechanical altimeter. … [Read more...]


Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

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In WatchTime's March-April 2009 issue, we presented a profile of Pittsburgh-based Kobold Watch Company and the story behind its U.S.-made Spirit of America watch, which brand founder Michael Kobold proudly launched in 2008. Scroll down to read the story and see photos of the watch. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


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

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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...]