Best known for crafting formidable and reliable timepieces that don’t cost a fortune, Oris has a fairly elaborate repertoire of watches. Based in Hölstein, Switzerland, the brand offers timepieces that range from dive watches to aviation models. Here’s a look at some of the most notable pieces by Oris that might exceed your expectations.
The latest Aquis Date
models are a perfect example of Oris’s recent approach to crafting timepieces for both genders. Sized at just 36.5mm, the iterations come with alluring mother-of-pearl dials that are clean and well-balanced. Seen here is the “Seaform Green” variant, which features the signature design aspects of the collection—the new models retain the steel unidirectional rotating bezel of their predecessors. The new Aquis Date models are equipped with the Oris 733 automatic, based on the Sellita SW200-1, which has a power reserve of 38 hours.
Price: Rs 2,18,000 9 (approx.)
Art Blakey Limited Edition
Designed to celebrate the illustrious legacy of the legendary jazz musician, Art Blakey, this limited edition Oris watch comprises a unique display that is reminiscent of a snare or side drum as it comes with four applied hour markers in the shape of a bass drum claw. The timepiece is presented in a 38mm stainless steel case that houses the Oris 733 movement. On turning it over, we can see the caseback that features a brass inlay in the shape of a cymbal, a percussion instrument, which Blakey played in the most ingenious way possible.
Price: Rs 1,81,500
Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403
The Big Crown
collection has been part of Oris’s offers for more than eight decades now and for the longest time, it has served as a canvas for the brand to present its latest innovation. The Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403, released last year, seamlessly encapsulates this fact as it comes equipped with Calibre 403—the latest in-house movement in the watchmaker’s Calibre 400 series. Featuring the same analogue date display that this series has been recognised for, the Pointer Date Calibre 403 is sized at 38mm and offers a power reserve of a whopping 120 hours.
Price: Rs 2,81,500
Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 400
Introduced at Watches and Wonders 2022, the Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 400 is Oris’s latest addition to its beloved aviation collection, the Big Crown. It’s also the first time that the watchmaker has equipped the ProPilot watch with the in-house Calibre 400—released in 2021, it has become the go-to movement for the brand. Seen here is the salmon pink variant of the new watch, which has been crafted from titanium and measures a compact 39mm.
Price: Rs 3,54,000
Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy
The Divers Sixty-Five
Cotton Candy is an elegant yet whimsical offering by Oris. Entirely crafted from bronze, the timepiece presents vibrantly coloured dials that make for nothing short of a spectacle. One of the models that stand out is the one with a blue display, which also features a three-hand timekeeping system and a date aperture at six. Running on Sellita SW200-1-based Oris 733 automatic movement, the watch has a power reserve of 38 hours and water resistance of up to 100m.
Price: Rs 2,27,000
Full Steel Die Hölstein Edition 2022
Reviving older timepieces has been a raging trend in the industry for a while. So it was no surprise when Oris, to celebrate its 118th birthday, launched the Die Hölstein Edition 2022, which is based on a Full Steel Worldtimer from the late 1990s. Just like the original watch, the timepiece features pushers in the caseband and its display consists of sub-dials for indicating local time, day or night, running seconds, and the month’s date. The 36.5mm Die Hölstein Edition 2022 is powered by the Calibre 650 that offers a power reserve of up to 38 hours.
Price: Upon request
The Oris Rectangular is a charming watch, which exudes an elegant, dressy vibe. Available in four different colours, the timepiece is housed in a four-sided steel case, which measures 25.5x38mm. Meanwhile, the dial takes inspiration from the art deco movement, consisting of rail tracks around both the outer edge of the display and on an inner rectangle that reflects and complements the case silhouette. The central, three-hand timekeeping system is powered by the Calibre 561 that can autonomously for at least 38 hours.
Price: Rs 1,63,500
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