Swiss luxury watch brand Oris’s first factory was founded in 1904 at Hölstein, which is Basel Country, by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian.This company is also among the few watchmakers that still run independently.
Oris Watches – Always Mechanical, no Question About it!
Its first branch opened two years later. This company is known for being a mechanical movement only manufacturer and their logo, a red rotor, is intended as a symbol of this power.Read less Read more
While conforming to the level of expertise, technique and testing that is inherent to Swiss watches, Oris watches are positioned as suitable for everyday wear rather than occasion wear. They also propound sensible luxury, meaning functional designs, complications that can be used frequently, and above all, value for money.
The red rotor, the patented symbol of Oris High-Mech, is the innovation that allowed the changeover from manual winding to automatic movements. Oris has seen many milestones over the years with its various movements – some examples are the launch of the Oris Pointer calendar movement in 1938, the clock movement in 1949; saw the technically outstanding cal. 601 in 1952; the world-famous automatic movement cal. 645 in 1966; and the complication movement cal. 581 with moon phase display, day, date, week, and second time zone in 1991. At present, the brand has 62 movements that power its collections.
Oris watches are broadly divided into four collections – Culture, Diving, Aviation, and Motor Sport – which contain individual models. The Culture collection contains the Oris Artelier, Artix, Rectangular, and Classic watches; the Diving collection contains the Oris ProDiver, Aquis, and Divers watches; Aviation contains the Oris Big Crown ProPilot, BC3, Big Crown, and Air Racing Edition; and the Motor Sport contains the Oris Williams, Audi Sport, Artix GT, TT1, TT3, Calobra, and Chronoris watches.
Besides these, the brand also has novelty watches as well as limited editions (covering jazz artist tributes as well as sport associations) and vintage watches.
Find your Pre-Owned Oris Watch
In over 200 years, many beautiful Oris watches have come and gone; passed into memory and the ownership of those who were lucky enough to get one when it was still available. In the estate watch market lives the chance to still buy one of these iconic timepieces, and even the more contemporary collections, at a very reasonable rate.
Whether you’re looking for a pre-owned watch under 5 years old or as many as a century old, or perhaps one of those jazz pieces – like the Frank Sinatra collection – if it is available for purchase, this market is where you will find it.D.ive into the world of Oris’s luxury mechanical watches and find the timepiece you didn’t know you were looking for!