Oris’ name is derived from the river flowing behind the factory. Since Swiss watchmakers have relied on hydropower since the late 1800s, it stands to reason that where there is a long-established watch factory, there is almost certainly a river nearby. And as result, the name Oris embodies an ultimately Swiss industrial ideal that is linked to nature in a way that resonates with Oris’ outdoorsy inclinations, as well as the company’s assistance of environmental conservation through numerous organizations.
2 Oris Watches You Must Wear on Exciting Adventures
Oris watches have gone towards some super enjoyable places over the years, from hiking the Rocky Mountains with a wrist-worn altimeter to diving in the Caribbean with a mechanical depth gauge. Oris creates no-nonsense timepieces with complications that encourage you to get out and experience the moment around you.
Oris Artix Skeleton Watch
One of the amazing Oris watches to wear for exciting adventure is the Oris Artix Skeleton Watch. This watch is bold and modern, combining a skeletonized movement with the best of 21st-century design and finishing techniques in the watchmaking industry. It is driven by the flawless caliber 734 automatic movements, which is centered on the Sellita SW 200-1. Its mechanism has black-plated and skeletonized parts in various shades of black and gray, granting it a fascinating three-dimensional appearance. All of the bridges have been hollowed out to uncover the mainspring, beating escapement, balance wheel, and gear train.
When fully wound, the self-winding mechanism oscillates at a rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and can store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 38 hours. The Oris Artix Skeleton (ref. 01 734 7714 4054 LS) has all of the distinguishing design elements, including sharp angles, a mix of brushed and polished surfaces, and a huge opening for the dial. Its case is made of stainless steel and features a steel crown as well as 100 meters of water resistance (about 330 feet). The case is secured on both sides by a sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating within it, while the back is protected by a screwed stainless steel caseback with mineral crystal.
Under the front sapphire glass is a dark gray/black skeleton dial with applied indices loaded with Superluminova for maximum readability in low-light conditions. The brand’s emblem has been exquisitely milled into a bridge of the dial at 3 o’clock, while openings right through the movement allow the wearer to see the Oris’s signature Red Rotor.
Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme
Oris has unveiled one of its most technologically advanced timepieces, the Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme. This exceptional timepiece commemorates the company’s collaboration with the Williams Formula 1 racing team. The Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme watch’s case is made of carbon fiber and titanium. The Swiss watchmaker has invented and patented a carbon fiber production technique based on processes used by its long-standing Formula One partner. This patented method has never been seen before in the watchmaking industry.
Such a high-performance carbon fiber composite offers three major advantages. The first two are rigidity and water-tightness. The third is the carbon fiber processing after it has been molded and hardened is labor-intensive and costly, but this patented technique overcomes this. The use of fiber waves rather than shreds ensures a solid material with no hollow spaces.
This fantastic process is so finely tuned that it produces a finished case shape and surface. The sapphire crystal and titanium case back can be attached directly to it. The only remaining steps are to remove excess material and mill the holes for the crown, pushbuttons, and bracelet. Every one of these case middles is handcrafted one at a time. The case is made up of several pieces, including a titanium crown and pushers coated in black DLC or diamond-like carbon. The 44 mm case is protected by a flat sapphire crystal of anti-reflective coating on the inside, as well as the case back is screwed titanium with black DLC coating and a see-through mineral crystal. The case structure offers a water resistance of at least 100 meters (approximately 330 feet).
The Oris Caliber 674 mechanical chronograph movement, based on ETA’s 7750 caliber, powers this watch. The black dial is embellished with applied numerals, two chronograph counters, a small second counter, as well as a date window at 6 o’clock. To complete the sporty design of the new Oris watch, the blue color of the Williams racing team has been used for the chronograph hands and subdials. Its black hour and minute hands are filled with white Superluminova for exceptional legibility both during day and night.
Oris has grown in popularity as a result of the release of smash-hit vintage-inspired models. Oris works independently, and the lack of a controlling parent company allows them to respond quickly to the needs of their customers. Because of this intimacy, Oris knows exactly what its customers want for a watch.