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25 Key Moments in the History of Oris Watches

Oris is well-known for the use of a red winding rotor, which became a trademark of the brand in 2002. It's a symbol, the brand says, of the passion with which it manufactures mechanical wristwatches. What else can you tell your watch friends? Discover these 25 milestone moments in the history of Oris watches, from its founding in 1904 to the present day.


Introducing the Oris Aquis Date Relief

Oris is no stranger to supporting conservation efforts. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of the brand’s releases in the Aquis collection focused on growing awareness for different water-related issues such as last year’s Clipperton to go along with previous entries like the Source of Life and Staghorn Coral Restoration editions. Oris is continuing...


Oris Announces the Heavy-Duty ProDiver Dive Control

The first watch to be released by Oris in 2019 is a professional-grade diver that was developed in collaboration with Roman Frischknecht, one of Switzerland’s only commercial divers who has helped spearhead the build-out of the ProDiver collection since 2009. One of the most notable results of this partnership has been the brand’s proprietary Rotation Safety...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Swiss watch brand Oris is no novice to the “Vintage Eye” series. With previous releases like the ever-popular Diver Sixty-Five; the Big Crown 1917 with its distinctive pocketwatch style; and last year’s ChronOris Date, the century-plus-old Holstein-based watchmaker has long been taking part in the ongoing retro-look watch trend, with models resurrected from its rich...


Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary

To mark the 80th anniversary of the model, Oris has introduced the Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition (Ref. 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR), a special piece with a 40mm case, fluted bezel and oversized crown cast in bronze, and a striking green dial. It’s the third time Oris uses bronze for...


Racetrack Black: The Oris Williams FW41 Limited Edition

Of the many partnerships that Swiss watch brand Oris has developed over the years, one of its most longstanding and productive has been its collaboration with the Williams Formula One Racing Team, which has yielded a number of notable timepieces with racing-influenced technology and materials, most recently the ultra-lightweight Chronograph Carbon Fiber Extreme that debuted...


Building the Foundation, Part 1: The In-House Movements of Oris Watch Co.

Rome wasn’t built in a day — and neither was Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other watch manufacturers praised for their vertical integration and lauded for their array of in-house calibers. While we all applaud the handful of brands that have ramped up their in-house production, either recently or since the beginning, to a capacity...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Oris ChronOris Date

In 2017, Oris introduced the ChronOris Date, a fascinating piece based on a 1970 stop-seconds chronograph with a similar name. The vintage piece was the very first chronograph produced by the brand all those years ago, with a design that could not have been born in any time but the 1970s. Here we compare the modern watch with its predecessor.


The Bronze Age: Oris Releases Multiple Vintage-Influenced Models

Hot on the heels of the fan-favorite Carl Brashear Chronograph, Oris has released three previously unseen models at Baselworld 2018. We have new updates to the Divers Sixty-Five, the ProPilot collection, and two updates to the Big Crown. Oris has gone all in on the bronze trend, with two new Sixty-Five models, one in 40...


The Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition

Back in 2016, Oris released the Carl Brashear Limited Edition as a bronze addition to the brand’s beloved Diver Sixty-Five line. Ever since, the watch has become a go-to recommendation for dive watch enthusiasts looking to add a bronze timepiece to their collection — that is, if you were somehow able to find one. Earlier today,...


The Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition

In 2016, Rega — a nonprofit air-rescue service in Switzerland — rescued 869 people from the pristine-yet-precarious slopes of Switzerland. This year, in order to support the private organization’s efforts, Oris has teamed up with them to release a limited edition timepiece: the Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition, based off of the brand’s popular Big Crown...


The Oris Clipperton Limited Edition

If you know anything about Oris, then you're probably aware of its diving heritage. And with the brand's entrenched aquatic history comes conservationist endeavors through the sale of limited-edition timepieces. In 2017, we've already seen the Hammerhead LE and the Great Barrier Reef LE II, and now we have the latest update to the conservation collection, the Oris Clipperton Limited Edition.


Affordable Oris: 5 Oris Watches Under $2,500

Founded in 1904 in Holstein, Switzerland, Oris has developed a reputation as a purveyor of very reasonably priced timepieces, all with Swiss-made mechanical movements. Here are five of the most affordable Oris watches, all priced below $2,500 (most under $2,000) and each representing one of Oris's distinctive watch collections.


Time Zones with a Twist: The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer

In 1997, Oris shook up the somewhat staid world-time watch category with the launch of its first Worldtimer, which featured an innovative new system, developed by the brand, for changing time zones with ease. Twenty years later, Oris gives its invention a new twist (quite literally), in this week's Watch to Watch, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer.


Clearer Sinking: Oris Aquis Small Second Date

Oris expands its Aquis collection of divers' watches this year with the launch the Oris Aquis Small Second, a timepiece that, like others in the series, was developed with the input of professional divers. Why is this watch's "isolated" seconds function such an important development for those who'd wear it for diving? Read on.


Getting Down to Business: Oris Artelier Calibre 113

The new Oris Artelier Calibre 113, launched at Baselworld 2017, features the fourth Oris in-house movement since 2014. It is equipped with a so-called "business calendar," with indications for the day, date, week, and month of the year. Here is what you should know about this new watch.