First announced in January 2019 days before SIHH 2019 show, the limited-edition Oris Dive Control Chronograph (ref. 01 774 7727 7784-Set) offers a blend of great caliber, interesting exterior, and an overall flamboyant attitude of a heavy-weight boxing champion delivered in a single -albeit slightly overpriced- package.
The 2015 Oris Big Crown ProPilot (ref. 01 111 7711 4163-Set 5 22 14FC) is powered by the new Caliber 111 hand-wound movement. Developed and built on their own premises, the beautiful mechanism not only makes this new timekeeper even more exclusive but also shows that Oris has enough resources to design and put on the production line a wonderful caliber. Their new Cal. 111 is an in-house mechanism that, at least in terms of functionality and efficiency, rivals those recently introduced by a lot more established watchmaking houses.
First revealed at the Baselworld 2015 trade show, the 2015 Oris Divers Sixty-Five (ref. 01 733 7747 4055-07 4 17 18) automatic diver pays homage to a classic model from 1965. Although it is absolutely not a true reissue (even the choice of the movement makes it a different model), the Sixty-Five makes a strong impression and will be a wonderful choice for a person who wants to buy something “vintage”, but with brand new guts to power it.
Known for its love for music (among others, their limited editions include homages to such legends as Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, and Dexter Gordon) Oris has recently introduced its limited edition Thelonious Monk (ref. 733 7712 4085). Although in certain respects this new model may look unfamiliar to a person who usually associates the brand with their gorgeous chronographs and bulky divers, it is, in fact, deeply rooted into the manufacture’s philosophy of industrial design. As the legendary sculptor of the past, they took a piece of metal and removed everything that didn’t belong there leaving only the essential elements that make an ordinary accessory a masterpiece.
Delivered in the colors and textures that are often associated with those of Audi’s own racing team, the 2014 Oris Audi Sport Chronograph (ref. 01 774 7661 7481-Set) isn’t terribly original with its boring layout and the same design elements we have seen for the last couple of years. However, it features solid quality and a nice price. Also, fans of the German team will love it.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date (ref. 01 752 7698 4164-07 5 22 17FC) combines a vintage-modern (I hope, Marshall Amps won’t mind me using the combination of words) design of its moderately oversized stainless steel body with an inexpensive self-winding movement with day/date display that they outsource from Sellita. Easily readable and comfortable thanks to its ergonomically shaped case and a nicely designed folding clasp, the watch is priced at just over €1300 but delivers a lot more value than most similarly priced timekeepers with the same functionality.
Based on their Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator (Ref. 01 675 7648 4264-07 5 23 77) that was first released in 2011, the Oris Big Crown Timer Chronograph (Ref. 675 7648 4234 LS) features only subtle cosmetic changes that, however, make all the difference: as cluttered as the base version is, the gadget still somehow manages to look cleaner and is easier to read.
You don’t have to be a Michael Schumacher (I truly hope that this man of legend gets well soon) to get your own limited-edition timepiece. Darryl O’Young, a 33-year-old racer from Hong Kong who is still to prove that he is worth the car that he drives in the World Touring Car Championship, has recently had his name put on the new Oris TT3 Darryl O’Young Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph (Ref. 774 7611 7784 Set). Based on their current TT3 model in a titanium body, it is both sporty and elegant: a rare combination that an average usually chronograph usually fails to achieve.
The limited-edition Oris WilliamsF1 Team (Ref. 01 773 7685 4184-Set RS) may not only be an ultimate present for just about any F1 fan around the world. Yet, it is a nice choice if you simply look for a sporty chronograph with a modern design that doesn’t look like yet another Omega Speedmaster or a Rolex Daytona “homage”.
Okay, here we have yet another cool diver. The 2013 Oris Aquis Small Seconds DLC sports that masculine, easily recognizable design with the signature donut-shaped body, massive hour and minute hands, as well as the luminous hour markers that look kinda like flattened hollow point bullets.
Sharing its lightweight titanium body with the 2012 ProDiver Kittiwake, the 2013 Oris Hirondelle Diver comes in a lot more appealing black-and-grey color scheme.
Being an official time keeper of RAID Suisse-Paris classic car rally (this year the race, which is reserved exclusively to cars that were built before year 1975, will start on 22 August 2013) where dozens of oldtimers travel from Basel, Switzerland to Paris, France via Nancy and Reims, the Swiss watchmaker Oris introduces a new limited edition watch. This new Oris RAID 2013 Chronograph Limited Edition (Ref. 01 775 7686 4084-Set) looks very similar in styling to the Oris RAID 2011 Alarm Edition (Ref. 908 7607 4094) that was introduced two years ago, but features a different set of functions.
Based on their current Artix GT Chronograph (Ref. 674 7661 4434), this new Oris Calobra Limited Edition (Ref. 774 7661 4484) differs from the original only with a slightly cheaper Sellita SW500 movement that replaces the classic ETA 7750 work-horse, but retains the easy-to-operate ceramic rotating bezel, as well as the signature dashboard-styled subsidiary second indicator at 9 o’clock.
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the third FAI International Tourist Plane Contest (also known as Challenge International de Tourisme) that took place on August 1932 in Berlin, the Swiss watchmaker has presented the vintage-fashioned limited edition Oris Challenge International de Tourisme 1932 (ref. 01 733 7669 4084-Set LS). Featuring a classic notched bezel, a set of art-deco-styled Arabic numerals and nicely shaped luminous hands, it looks cool and is also easily recognizable among hundreds of standard B-urh-style timekeepers.
The Swiss watchmaker has just released a new limited edition version of its elegant BC3 “pilot.” The new Oris BC3 Air Racing Silver Lake (Ref. 01 735 7641 4184-Set) sports the same general styling as the other members of the family, but has a nice twist about its high-contrast, matte-black dial.