Oris revives its Full Steel Worldtimer with the new Hölstein Edition 2022, a dual-time watch with the original model’s quick-change pushers and instant date-change feature.
Considered a ground-breaker when it debuted in 1998, the original Oris Full Steel Worldtimer featured Oris Caliber 690, an unusual dual-time movement that allowed the wearer to press one of two buttons to adjust the local time in one-hour jumps either forwards or backwards, with home time shown on a counter at 3 o’clock. The date display would also change as the time passed midnight in either direction.
The new Oris Hölstein Edition 2022 (limited to 250 pieces) revives Caliber 690 and fits it within a steel case that echoes the original. The new watch also includes the same three- link stainless steel bracelet, blue dial and red plus and minus symbols. Oris says the revival debut in 2022 is meant to celebrate Oris’s 118th anniversary.
“The Full Steel Worldtimer was always one of my favorite watches, long before I worked at Oris, and I think it’s a much underrated design,” says Oris Co-CEO Rolf Studer.
“ I also love the movement – a watchmaking landmark. Until Calibre 110 in 2014, Calibre 690 was our most complicated movement, which is a special legacy. In the true Oris sense, it’s functional, useful, beautiful and only mechanical. And there’s something about the Full Steel that captures the experimental spirit of 1990s designs,” he adds.
Oris will deliver the limited edition watch in a special wooden presentation box. Price: $4,300.
Specifications: Oris Holstein Edition 2022
Movement: A utomatic Oris 690 (ETA-based) dual-time with bi-directional red rotor. Center hands for hours and minutes with forward or backward one-hour setting device, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock, home time hour and minute hands with day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second. Power reserve 38 hours.
Case: 36.50 mm multi-piece stainless steel, flat sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating inside, caseback stainless steel, screwed with special engravings. Stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers, water resistant to fifty meters.
Dial: Blue luminous material indices, numbers and hands with SuperLuminova.
Bracelet: Multi-piece stainless steel with folding clasp.