Oris is one of only a few Swiss watch companies that only produce mechanical timepieces. Oris, a Swiss watchmaker, has been dedicated to industrialized watchmaking since 1904. The Oris motto, “Things must make sense,” is often followed by the store’s mechanical timepieces.
With its outstanding dive watches, the company has recently gained a lot of renown. Their patented rotational safety system, which was created specifically for divers, has earned them the most popular watch brand among water sports enthusiasts.
Oris is also no newcomer to celebrating historical icons in limited editions, with special launches celebrating everybody from baseball legend Roberto Clemente to jazz legend John Coltrane in recent times. Here are five of Oris’ new watches released either to honor great men or to impress the world.
Introducing The New Oris Watches
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1. Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy
These flowery tones have been a spring fashion standard for a long time, but they are exceedingly rare in prestige watchmaking. Oris tries to achieve and maintain that with three springtime pastel colors added to the widely famous bronze Divers Sixty-Five watch collection as one of its 2021 novelty items. The latest Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy series introduces a strikingly pleasant springtime gesture to the brand’s portfolio with a warm bronze layout, exclusive candy-colored dial patterns, and retro-influenced midsize case.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy has a small bronze case with a diameter of 38 mm. Although the total measurements are marginally smaller than the traditional bronze Divers Sixty-Five, the shape stands true to the series’ iconic template while often resembling retro 1960s sizing norms. A narrow unidirectional dive bezel, an unguarded pillbox crown, and long tapering lugs are all signatures of the series, and they’re all done in a bronze alloy that looks saturated and pinkish.
2. Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401
The Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition combines elegant Oris diver components with modern mechanical developments to create a lavishly seafaring timepiece. This watch’s 40 mm bronze case has the same smooth, mid-century diver shape as the regular Divers Sixty-Five, but the heat of bronze adds another element to the style. The strong bronze insert in the narrow dive bezel has both raised and etched parts, and the brushing along the tops of the slender tapering lugs has a unique liveliness, providing a wealth of optical range.
This layered approach offers a variety of surfaces for verdigris to gain traction in various shades and widths, which is ideal for those who like the appearance of patinated bronze. The stainless steel screw-down case back is elaborately embroidered with Carl Brashear’s famous quote, “It’s not a sin to get knocked down, it’s a sin to stay down,” and a diving helmet motif all around the back. With a highly stylized woven texture, the rope pattern border associated with the construction is highly noteworthy. However, with a rather unimpressive 100-meter water resistance, the Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition is likely to persist as the line’s longest-running bone of disagreement.
3. Big Crown Pointer Date x Fratello
Oris collaborates with a prominent online watch magazine, Fratello, to produce a personalized twist on the Big Crown Pointer Date, which is one of the most flexible versions in the established brand’s range. For a discreet and refined look, the limited-edition Oris Big Crown Pointer Date x Fratello combines pleasant and distinct influences from past models in the series with a range of exclusive antique details.
The bronze case of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date x Fratello is a throwback to the line’s classic stylish 40 mm case. While it’s not the first bronze case in the Big Crown Pointer Date collection, the design is still appealing, with a light pinkish alloy that appears to escape the over-saturated look of some copper-heavy bronze styles. With the line’s trademark rounded coin-edged bezel recessed subtly into the lugs, the titular oversized pillbox crown, and polished big set tapering lugs, the case design is plain but distinguishing. A simplistic engraving of the Fratello logo is featured on the stainless steel firm case back, which is accompanied by a contrasting coin edge for enhanced visual flair.
4. Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400
The latest Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 maintains the series’ traditional design elements while focusing on its fresh and different movement. With large semi-integrated lugs, rugged blocky crown guards, and virtually cylindrical dimensions, the Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400’s 43.5 mm stainless steel case fits the series’ logo design. The case dimensions are probably to be deceiving, as the large bezel and short lugs with their prominent downward angle should work to build this style look more portable on the wrist, like those of previous Aquis models. With a water resistance of 300 meters complete with a vivid royal blue ceramic bezel insert and sapphire display case back, it’s a solidly practical dive watch case from Oris.
5. Oris x Topper Jewelers Divers Sixty-Five
Oris has a splendid no-date reinterpretation of the 42 mm Divers Sixty-Five in the new Topper Jewelers limited edition. The entire project is built on a convincing reversal of the standard development model for retro reissues. Rather than attempting to recreate the feel of a remaining, ancient instance of a classic style, complete with patina lume, Topper’s designers sought to recreate the appearance of a bright, graphic dive watch as it would have existed on the racks of a local dive shop, or at Topper Jewelers itself, in the warmer months of 1965. A fresh, creative improvement of Oris’ iconic diver series, with a Topper Jewelers touch, resulted in the Oris x Topper Jewelers Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition.
In A Nutshell
Oris watches have a lot of appeals and you can get several watches to fit your wants and needs. Furthermore, Oris diving watches, such as the Oris Aquis, are designed for intense diving voyages; the range provides significant waterproofing for moderate diving and is restricted to be waterproof from 100 to 1,000 meters. In terms of dive and luxury watches, it is among the most reputable companies. Their bold step in a different direction is always paid off.