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Oris stands for independence and tradition. For more than 100 years, the Swiss watch manufacturer has been exclusively manufacturing mechanical wristwatches, always remaining true to its own aesthetic and quality requirements.

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Oris - the independent watch brand from switzerland

Oris was founded in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein. The company owes its name to the nearby stream Oris. After Georges Christian's death, Oscar Herzog, his son-in-law, general director and Jacques-David LeCoultre became chairman of the board. Oscar Duke led the company from 1928 to 1971.

Since 1938 Oris produces its own movement escapements in their manufactory. They landed their first horological coup with the pilot's watch “Aviatik” in 1938. In the meantime, aviation is one of the four "Oris worlds" alongside culture, motorsport and diving. Over the next two decades, Oris not only introduced the pin lever mechanisms, but also developed its first automatic watch with power reserve indicator. For about 10 years the lawyer Dr. Rolf Portmann fought against the so-called "Uhrenstatut" (eng.: “Watch rule), which detained the brand equipping their movements with anchor escapements - in 1966 he finally won this fight. Only two years later, the company presented the Oris Caliber 652, which was awarded with the highest precision, the chronometer certification. In the late 1960s Oris was one of the ten largest watch companies in the world. Their independence was demonstrated not only by the full control over the development and production of the watches, but also by their own training program.

The 1970s saw the company's first serious crisis as a result of the quartz crisis on the watch market. This was followed by the buyout of the management. Shortly after the founding of the all new Oris AG, it was decided to refrain from quartz movements and to manufacture exclusively mechanical watches. Oris wanted to become the world leading manufacturer of mechanical watches at a competitive price point. Oris quickly positioned itself with its own features on the market. In 1984, for example, the company once again launched a Pointer Calendar, which first appeared on the “Big Crown” in the late 1930s. Also in 1990, the high-mech slogan was minted and the famous Players Watch came on the market - a football-inspired watch with four counters. A year later the company underpinned its plan to make only mechanical watches, with the launch of caliber 581 - the most complex Oris caliber of its time. This was followed by further innovations that quickly became classics in the world of wristwatches: the world timer with time zone mechanics, the pilot's watch BC3, the striking Oris XXL or the sports watch TT1.

In 2002, the red rotor became a registered trademark of the company. It stands for high quality mechanical wristwatches that are suitable for everyday use - to buy at fair prices. This was followed by the classic Artelier line, a fruitful collaboration with the Williams Formula 1 team and the anniversary edition Centennial Set 1904 Limited Edition. One part of the wristwatch was dedicated to Oris: the crown. In 2004, the company introduced the Quick Lock Crown, which can be tightened with a single 120 ° turn. Four years later, the BC4 Flight Timer emerges on the market with a vertical crown.

The actual decade was marked by many successes. For example, in 2010 Oris collaborated with the Australian Marine Conservation Society, which works in rescuing the Great Barrier Reef. A limited edition was dedicated to the activity of the marine conservation organization. Another highlight in 2011 was the Big Crown X1 Calculator, a pilot's watch that carries a bezel with slide rule function and is waterproof up to 3 bar. This innovation was followed in 2012 by the Artix GT Chronograph, for which Oris developed the so-called "small seconds": In 60 seconds, the seconds bar fills with red. In 2013, the ProDiver Pointer Moon was launched: the first mechanical watch of the World that displays the lunar cycle and the tidal area.

Finally, Oris presented for the 110th birthday of the brand, the first completely self-developed caliber for 35 years: the caliber 110th It is a manual wind movement with complex complications - a power reserve of 10 days and a non-linear power reserve indicator. With the caliber 111, which was presented a year later, Oris further developed the predecessor by the date display, resulting in a new grouping of complications.

How much does an Oris clock cost? Oris prices and used models

Used Oris watches can already be purchased relatively inexpensively. Nevertheless, the prices of Oris watches vary. To give you a small guideline, we have listed some models for you.

  • An Oris Big Crown Propilot 111 7711 4163-07 1 22 72FCS costs, in very good used condition, from 2018 around 2.950€. It is a stainless steel model with anthracite dial and leather strap. It´s case size is 43mm. It has an power reserve of 10 days.
  • The Oris Artix 7691 4051-07 5 21 80FC costs in very good used condition (2016) 1.140€. The 41.5 mm case is made of stainless steel, the leather strap comes in crocodile design. The silver-colored dial bears line indices and is equipped with a date display at 6 o'clock.
  • The Oris BC3 735 7641 47 66 RS is in very good condition, build in 2013, quite cheap to buy: Only 1000€ costs the luxury wristwatch. The 42mm case is made of stainless steel with PVD coating for maximum ruggedness. Due to the black rubber strap, the simple watch looks very sporty. The dial is kept in ivory color and has a date display at 6 o'clock.
  • An 733 7642 4035-07 8 21 80 in very good condition from the year 2018 is priced at 930 € and is therefore also among the low-priced watches of the brand. The bracelet and case are made of stainless steel, the clearly designed dial is blue with silver bar indices and a date display at 6 o'clock.
  • Another exciting specimen is the 674-7587-7764RS, a rather expensive model of the brand, which is available in worn condition (2013) for around 2,150€. The 42.5 mm case is made of titanium and rose gold with PVD coating, the bracelet is a combination of rubber and rose gold. The three totalizers and the design as a chronograph give the TT3 a functional look.

Vintage and pre-owned Oris watches as an investment

The brand has been active in the watch market for over 100 years. In the corporate philosophy moderate prices are anchored - but: Oris watches certified and used, can be even more worthwhile. As an investment, the watches can offer a great increase in value. Especially special models and limited editions gain a constant price increase over the years, as they are produced in limited quantities.

Best reasons to buy an Oris watch

  • Oris is a company that independently and innovatively pursues its own corporate strategy and brand philosophy.
  • The Red Rotor: A trademark that represents the house's high-mech art in watchmaking heritage and ensures that this watch is a functional, durable timepiece that is available at a fair price.
  • Oris watches are Swiss Made - a label that is regulated and protected by law and guarantees the best quality.
  • All mechanical: Oris is one of the few watch houses that exclusively produces mechanical wristwatches and thus preserves traditional watchmaking principles.
  • Real watches for real people: This advertising slogan of the brand points to fair, affordable prices.

The philosophy of the watchmanufacture

One of the cornerstones of the company is independence: Oris watches are developed and produced within the company and are always subject to the technical and aesthetic requirements of the, already over 100 years existing, company. The red rotor, which is the hallmark of all timepieces, is not only a trademark but also a symbol of high-mech. All the watches of the house are equipped with mechanical movement. The mechanical watch represents beauty and tradition that has been proven for generations.

The brand attaches importance to efficiency and function. All Oris watches are equipped with the Swiss Made Label and are therefore subject to the strictest quality controls. It is important to the company that their complex and innovatively designed timepieces are available at fair prices, which they express in their slogan "Real watches for real people". Also, Oris always wants to meet the latest standards of watchmaking and thus attaches importance to technological development. Thanks to its independence, the company always has the opportunity to develop and design creative and free.

The 4 most popular Oris watches

  • The Oris Big Crown Propilot is the result of decades of connections between the watch house and aviation. Absolutely cockpit-compatible and visually inspired by the traditional pilot's watch, the Big Crown Propilot thrills watch and aviation fans alike.
  • The Oris Aquis is a highly functional diver's watch that boasts a sporty, elegant design and is available in various finishes. Every diver watch lover will find his favourite styling.
  • The Oris Artelier is a particularly classic wristwatch that presents the philosophy of the house like no other. Not only are Artelier watches available in a variety of elegant designs, they are also equipped with a range of self-developed calibers.
  • The Oris Artix comes in the style of the 21st century: avant-garde, innovative design combined it with traditional elements of watchmaking and with in-house developed complications

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