Today Oris debuted a special timepiece that coincides with that company’s original founding day on June 1, 1938.

Introducing the Hölstein Edition 2021, presented in a 38 mm diameter stainless steel case based on the Oris Big Crown timepieces from the past and present, with a unique colorway created specifically for this limited edition.

Oris Hölstein Edition 2021

Instead of a fluted bezel and domed sapphire, Oris designed this watch with a more pragmatic minimalist approach with a smooth bezel and a flat sapphire crystal. The signature big crown is still there, as is the marquee pointer date function which uses a central hand (with a red lacquer arrow-shaped tip) to indicate the day’s date on the outer perimeter of the dial via a white transferred 1-31 scale. Set against the neutral gray-colored dial, just inside the date scale, is a white printed railroad-style chapter ring to read the minutes/second. and then inside this are the Large white printed Arabic numerals are located on the innermost section of the dial. At 6 o’clock, another railroad-style scale is printed, with a red lacquered small seconds hand that runs continuously as long as the watch is wound.

Driving the hours, minutes, pointer date, and small seconds is a new version of the Oris caliber 400. The brand new caliber 403 is used for the first time in this watch and notably has a new small seconds function and pointer date. The impressive 5-day (120-hour) power reserve remains from the original caliber 400 and can be wound by hand or by wrist movements.

Oris Hölstein Edition 2021 front

The watch, which has a 38mm stainless steel case is the first watch to house the in-house developed Oris Calibre 403, a new automatic from our ground-breaking Calibre 400 Series. Oris claims an adjusted rate of -3 / +5 prior to leaving the factory, which is slightly better than the official COSC-certified -4 / +6 standard.

The screw-in steel caseback features a motif of the Oris Bear embossed in the center, along with Hölstein Edition and 2020 engraved around it. The limited-edition number X/250 is also engraved on the back. Water-resistance is rated to 50 meters. A thick gray leather strap with quick-change system completes the 2021 Hölstein Edition. Presented in a special cherry wood box. The 2021 Hölstein Edition is available starting today for a retail price of  $3,900.

Oris Hölstein Edition 2021 caseback


Photos by Oris.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He specializes in reporting on the watch industry and is interested in continually learning about all aspects of watchmaking craftsmanship, history, and design.