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.

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 Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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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 trusted watch brands. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. … [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...]


Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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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...]


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 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...]


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...]


Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

Michael Kobold of Kobold Watch Co.

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...]


Fratello Friday: 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...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 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...]


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...]


JCK 2014: New Oris Pilots’ Watches

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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

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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...]


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...]


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

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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...]


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

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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

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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...]


Museum Megastar: Reviewing the Movado SE Extreme

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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

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [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

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]


New Watches on Display at JCK Las Vegas

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WatchTime spent the weekend in Las Vegas, but the slots and poker machines took a back seat to chronographs, tourbillons and GMTs as we discovered new watches, several of which we missed at Baselworld, at the JCK Watch and Jewelry Fair at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Below are some of the highlights. … [Read more...]


Facetime June 1

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]


F1 Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Join IWC

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At the recent Grand Prix Monaco, IWC announced the addition of Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team as official "Friends of the Brand." … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013

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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...]


WatchTime E-Special: Dive-Watch Double Feature

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WatchTime's latest iPad-exclusive special issue is now available. … [Read more...]


New Oris Watches at Baselworld

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Oris was among the many brands presenting new watches at this year's Baselworld fair. … [Read more...]


Baselworld Rumors and Previews at Watch Insider

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At watch-insider.com, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz shares some watch-biz rumors buzzing around in anticipation of Baselworld, which starts this week. … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

Top Four Watch Advertisers 2012

In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]