Watches and Wonders 2023: Oris reveals a fun, and a serious side

Oris launches the new ProPilot x Kermit edition, and the ProPilot Altimeter at Watches and Wonders 2023.
Offering a range of timepieces from dive watches to aviation models, Swiss watch brand Oris has now revealed two new ProPilot watches at the ongoing Watches and Wonders 2023 fair in Geneva. Both have green as a focus hue. 

Oris ProPilot Altimeter
Carrying the world's first and only mechanical altimeter is the automatic Oris ProPilot Altimeter, in a carbon-fibre composite case - designed in collaboration with Swiss high-tech firm, 9T Labs, who developed a composite of carbon fibre and polymer called PEKK, making the new ProPilot Altimeter mechanical, heat and chemical resistant. Oris is the first watchmaker to collaborate with 9T Labs. 
The original altimeter watch from Oris was released in 2014—and the 2023 edition ups the ante by showcasing an improved altimeter that is slimmer and lightweight. 
The new ProPilot Altimeter comes with an improved altimeter module that can indicate an altitude of up to 19,700 feet or 6,000 meters. The titanium crown at 2 o'clock is plated in grey PVD and is accompanied by a second grey PVD-plated titanium screw-in altimeter crown at 4 o'clock.  When the crown is at position 0, the ProPilot functions as a normal automatic timepiece. The altimeter is activated by unscrewing the 4 o'clock crown into position 1. Doing so displays a red ring. To set the altimeter, pull the crown out to position 2 and rotate it to align the reference air pressure with the red triangle at 6 o'clock on the dial - displayed by the yellow indicator that shows the current altitude and the red triangle that shows the current absolute air pressure. To measure the altitude, push the crown back to position 1 to see the change in the altitude as displayed by the yellow indicator against the outer dial ring, on a scale from 0-19,700 feet, or from 0-6,000 meters.
The lightweight 47mm case with a slimmer profile (by 1mm) integrates a grey PVD-plated titanium bezel and caseback, and includes a black dial with an altitude scale on the dial ring. The dial is topped with a domed sapphire.
Oris ProPilot Altimeter

The ProAltimeter is equipped with the automatic Oris 793 movement and offers a 56-hour power reserve. It comes on a green textile strap with brown leather lining. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters. 

Oris ProPilot Altimeter

Oris ProPilot X Kermit Edition
Oris has had some fun with its new ProPilot model. The ProPilot X Kermit is a special edition of the ProPilot X Calibre 400 inspired by Disney's The Muppets' Kermit the Frog.

The 39m piece comes in a multi-piece titanium case housing a bright green dial with luminous indices and hour and minute hands. The dial also features a date window at 6 o'clock, is covered by a domed sapphire, and integrates a titanium screen-in crown on the right. The date window changes to a Kermit the Frog emoji on the first of every month adding a fun element to the green watch. 

Oris ProPilot x Kermit edition, Kermit the Frog

Equipped with the Oris Calibre 400, the ProPilot x Kermit edition comes with a date corrector and stop second, and houses a power reserve of 120 hours. 

Images: Courtesy Oris

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