August 15, 2013 | Oris
Oris recently introduced the Calobra Limited Edition, which is essentially a special race themed version of the Oris Artix GT Chronograph. Presented in a 44 mm stainless steel case, the Calobra has a ceramic bezel with a minutes scale. The sapphire crystal is domed and features an inside anti-reflective treatment. Inside, is Oris automatic Cal. 774 which is based on the Sellita SW500. It has 25 jewels, beats a 4Hz and has 48-hour power reserve. Oris has modified the movement to display retrograde small seconds (a linear continuous minutes subdial at 9 o’clock), and while this is not a major horological advancement, it is cool as not many watches have this.
At Baselworld Oris launched a new professional diver’s watch, the Aquis Depth Gauge. Not only does it have a rating of 500 meters, it also has a very cool mechanical depth gauge. A display around the outer chapter ring of the dial shows your depth in meters. It works by allowing a small amount of water to enter through a hole near 12 o’clock, this is used to calculate the pressure and volume which then activates the depth gauge display.
Oris will be launching this cool new military inspired and tested watch at Baselworld 2010. Not sure why it is so big, but it does look pretty rugged. And it is made of titanium, so at least it is fairly light.
The Col Moschin Italian Special Forces tested a vital tool on their challenging training missions: the Col Moschin Limited Edition from Oris. These elite troops wore this new instrument, with its ProDiver base, on their parachute jumps from 9,000 metres and their dives to 40 metres. And when tested on marches and missions in hostile territory, it successfully met every challenge. Anti-magnetic properties guarantee precision in the air, while water-resistance is ensured down to 1,000 metres. The patented "Rotation Safety System" provides an additional element of security under water, while the titanium case with its tungsten ring provides total resistance in all circumstances.
September 14, 2009 | Oris
Oris recently announced a new limited edition pilot's watch, the Oris Swiss Hunter Team Limited Edition. It features a 46 mm stainless steel case with an anthracite PVD treatment and a bevelled top ring. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal, with a double anti-reflective treatment. A sapphire crystal caseback reveals part of the movement and the Swiss Hunter Team logo. Inside, is the Oris 644 mechanical movement. Water-resistance is 100 meters. It comes with a brown leather strap and fold-over clasp.
The new Oris Pro Diver features a massive 51mm case. Normally I would consider the case size way too big, but in this case the size may actually help the functionality. A bigger watch should be easier to operate under water. An innovative safety system requires the rotating unidirectional bezel to be lifted before it can be turned. A vulcanized rubber ring has also been added to further increase its underwater usability. Titanium was used on the case and is the typical material for a watch that is designed to withstand water pressure at a depth of 1000 meters.