Oris is one of a few Swiss watchmakers which only create mechanical watches. Oris has been synonymous with industrial watchmaking since the early 1900s. Oris mechanical watches always adhere to the brand’s credo: “Things must make sense”. The Red Rotor is a registered trademark of Oris’ High-Mech approach to watchmaking. Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded Oris in the Swiss town of Hölstein.
Oris has always been a brand that genuine watch enthusiasts are aware of, and the company has increased its visibility by releasing smash-hit vintage-inspired models. Oris operates independently, and the lack of a controlling holding company allows them to respond quickly to the needs of their customers. Here’s a list of the most prominent Oris watches for men.
1. Oris ProDiver Chronograph Watch
One of the most prominent Oris watches for men is the Oris ProDiver Chronograph Watch. With its angular lugs, the Oris ProDiver Chronograph has been redesigned in collaboration with the brand’s ambassador and professional diver Roman Frischknecht to look a little more feasible. In addition, the new and improved version has a thinner case, which should make it more comfortable and wearable for everyday use. It is housed in a 51mm titanium case that is designed to withstand water pressure of up to 1,000 meters (3,300 feet). The case includes a bezel with the clever Oris-patented Rotating Safety System, which locks a bezel in place once set so that it cannot be moved in either direction during a dive, limiting the risk of accidental adjustments. A stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers with a side protection system are also included in the case.
This watch is configured with an automatic helium valve which protects it from damage caused by pressure changes. The masculine and avant-garde case is protected by sapphire crystals that are domed on both sides and have an anti-reflective coating on the inside. A screwed titanium case back with a meters-to-feet conversion scale is visible from the back. Under the front sapphire glass is a black dial with a wave pattern and applied indices filled with SuperLuminova. The same luminous substance has been applied to the nickel hour and minute hands for excellent readability. The ProDiver Chronograph’s sturdy titanium case houses the Oris caliber 774 mechanical automatic movement, which includes the standard set of functions and a date and chronograph functions. SW500 serves as the foundation for the mechanism.
2. Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter Watch
The Hölstein factory developed the Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter entirely in-house to serve as a strong instrument for pilots, mountaineers, adventurers, research scientists, and other explorers who perform at altitude. The watch’s chronograph is an Oris automatic mechanical movement caliber 733 based on a Swiss Sellita SW200 that sits in the middle of the case on top of a module. The movement beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and has a power reserve of at least 38 hours. The movement is housed in a bowl, surrounded by the altimeter and barometer scale, and rests on top of the aneroid capsule system space.
It is a Swiss mechanical barometric altimeter and barometer movement that was developed in collaboration with the specialist Thommen. A stem from the mechanism extends to the crown at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to wind or set the timekeeping portion of the ProPilot Altimeter (time and date functions). A second screw-down crown at the 4 o’clock position realigns the altimeter, the scale of which is displayed around the outer dial ring. The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter Watch is enclosed in a 47mm stainless steel case that is protected by a sapphire crystal that is domed on both sides with an anti-reflective coating. Under the front sapphire glass is a black dial with printed Arabic numerals and Superluminova-filled hour and minute hands. The altimeter hand is constructed of laminated carbon fiber.
3. Oris Williams F1 Team Limited Edition Watch
To commemorate a successful collaboration with the WilliamsF1 Team, the Swiss watchmaker introduced the Oris WilliamsF1 Team chronograph. This modern-looking timepiece is inspired by Formula One’s high-tech cars and was created to commemorate the WilliamsF1 Team’s 600th race. This watch is housed in a large stainless steel case with a 45mm diameter. The massive case features a black DLC stainless steel bezel with an Arabic numeral tachymeter scale. A screw-in crown and two chronograph pushers are located on the right side. The case front has a flat sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, while the case back has mineral crystal and special engravings as well as a limited number.
Water resistance of up to 100 meters is provided by the case construction (about 330 feet). This timepiece has a matte black dial with details inspired by motorsports. There are two chronograph subdials on the dial. These two chronograph counters are surrounded by glossy blue rings, and the same color is used for the sub-dial hands and the central chronograph seconds hand.
4. Oris Artix GT Chronograph Watch
Oris’ rich motorsport heritage inspired the Artix GT Chronograph Watch. This timepiece’s sporty design is evident in every detail. The watch has a distinctive dial with a distinctive retrograde small seconds display at the 9 o’clock position, which was inspired by a race car’s rev counter. A rectangular aperture fills with red for over 60 seconds before returning to black as a new minute begins. The Oris watch also has a bi-rotational bezel with a black ceramic minute scale and a “good grip” rubber coating, which is yet another brand innovation that provides its future wearer with quick and confident use.
The Artix GT Chrono has a two-piece dial with a tachymeter scale, as well as Superluminova-filled hands and indices for maximum visibility in low light conditions. It is housed in a round stainless steel case with a diameter of 44mm. The Oris novelty is powered by an automatic chronograph movement based on the ETA 7750, the Oris Caliber 674. Water resistance is guaranteed down to 100 meters (about 330 feet).
Oris makes excellent dive watches that are water-resistant enough for some serious diving expeditions. It is well-known for its pilot watches, and it has an extensive collection of aviation watches. Many Oris watches have a tactical appearance, similar to what you would wear in the military or air force, but many Oris watches have a classy and dressy appearance.