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Oris fits its acclaimed Caliber 400 into a full production Divers Sixty-Five model for the first time as the independent Swiss watchmaker launches the new Divers Sixty-Five 12 Hour Calibre 400.

The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five 12 Hour Caliber 400.

Oris this week also debuts a new Aquis Date series with brightly hued mother-of-pearl dials, available on a steel bracelet. Oris debuted both nautical-themed watches during this week’s Geneva Watch Days, a late summer watch show in Geneva that runs through September 1.

Long reserve

As an in-house movement with a long power reserve, the Oris Caliber 400 series is one of the few in-house Swiss automatic movements boasting a long power reserve (five days). It’s inclusion here also means the new watch, in addition to the long power reserve, offers the caliber’s elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a ten-year warranty and ten-year recommended service intervals.

Adding a Caliber 400 series movement to models within the Divers Sixty-Five collection extends the availability of the movement’s heightened features to one of the watchmaker’s most popular collections. Oris has already placed a Caliber 400 series movement into several of its bedrock collections, including within larger Aquis Date watches and within the ProPilot X collection.

But as the name of the new watch implies, Oris has also added a 12-hour bi-directional rotating bezel, which means this new black-dialed model is also the first Divers Sixty-Five offering a second time zone indicator bezel.

The new watch also boasts a sapphire crystal case back and the choice of either a leather strap or metal bracelet. Prices: $3,500 (leather strap) and $3,700 (steel bracelet). 

A trio of additions to the Oris Aquis Date 36.5mm Collection.

New dials

Oris is also introducing a trio of new Aquis Date 36.5 mm models with colorful mother-of-pearl dials. 

The shimmering dials, in Blush Pink, Aegean Blue and Seafoam Green, are both eye-catching and apparently on trend, given the success of pastel and blue dials among many other watchmakers in recent months.

The trio also enhances the smaller-diameter offering within the Oris Aquis Date collection, which primarily offers larger-cased options.

All Aquis Date 36.5 mm models are water resistant to 300 meters and are equipped with Sellita-based automatic Oris Caliber 733.

Prices: $2,400 (steel bracelet only). 

Oris celebrates the summer with a colorful addition to its successful bronze-cased Diver’s Sixty-Five ‘Cotton Candy’ series, which debuted last year. With their pastel blue, green and pink dials, the 38mm confections were a tasty confection amid a challenging year.

One of the three Oris Diver’s Sixty-Five ‘Cotton Candy’ models, showing new matching Perlon strap.

This month, the independent watchmaker extends the Cotton Candy collection with matching recycled Perlon straps for each model. The textile is woven and attached to the wrist with a bronze buckle.

 

The new series maintains the same set of technical specifications as the earlier series, which debuted with either a bronze bracelet or a light brown leather strap.

Oris fits each watch with a Sellita-based Oris 733 automatic movement, protected by a nicely domed sapphire crystal and a case water-resistant to 100 meters. All hands and applied indices are filled with bright SuperLuminova. Price: $2,600. 

 

Specifications: Oris Diver’s Sixty Five Cotton Candy

Case: 38mm multi-piece bronze, uni-directional rotating bezel with bronze inlay and minute scale in relief. Sapphire crystal is domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside. Screwed caseback is specially engraved. Bronze screw-in security crown, water resistance to 100 meters.

Movement: Automatic Oris 733 (Sellita-based), hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine-timing device and stop-second. Frequency of  28,800 vph with 38-hour power reserve.

Dial: Sky blue, wild green or lipstick pink, applied indices and hands with Super-Luminova.

Bracelet: Recycled Perlon strap colored to match dial, bronze buckle.

Price: $2,600.

Oris continues to expand its industry leading Change for the Better campaign for humanitarian and environmental causes as it launches two limited-edition pilot watches powered by its much-heralded Calibre 401.

The 40mm Oris Wings of Hope Limited Edition (of 1,000) in stainless steel.

The new Oris Wings of Hope Limited Edition watches are based on the independent Swiss watchmaker’s Big Crown pilot’s watch. Sales of the watches will benefit Wings of Hope, a U.S.-based aeronautical humanitarian organization founded sixty years ago.

Wings of Hope president and CEO Bret Heinrich.

Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Wings of Hope flies medical support to remote and vulnerable communities around the globe. Wings of Hope also provides education
 to the next generation of pilots, engineers and humanitarians.

The new Oris Wings of Hope Gold Limited Edition (of 100).

One of the new models is a 40mm steel edition limited to 1,000 pieces while the other is a 38mm yellow gold-cased edition limited to 100 pieces. Luminous hands and markers (light green on the steel model and golden on the gold-cased edition) and a red-handed seconds subdial mark the handsome off-white retro-style pilot watch dial.

As noted, Oris is placing its Calibre 401 in both watches. As with its full Caliber 400 series, Caliber 401 has elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a ten-year warranty. It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would pass chronometer testing – and has ten-year recommended service intervals.

Both watches arrive on Cervo Volante sustainable deer leather straps and arrive in a special presentation box with numbered certificate.

The Oris Wings of Hope Limited Edition (of 1,000) in Stainless Steel is priced at $3,700 while the gold-cased Wings of Hope Gold Limited Edition (of 100) is priced at $17,000.

 

 

Oris continues its industry leading efforts to clean up our oceans with a new watch created to benefit the Billion Oyster Project, a non-profit working to restore New York Harbor’s oyster population. Sometime called the ocean’s trees, oyster colonies create ecosystems for other marine life, and form natural storm barriers.

The new Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition.

The new Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition is a 2,000-piece limited edition based on its 41.5mm steel-cased Aquis diver’s watch collection (see full list of specifications below). Oris devised a green mother-of-pearl dial inspired by the color of the harbor’s water and by the shimmering nacre of the oyster shell.

Note that Oris has long been a proponent of cleaning the oceans and has partnered with numerous environmental organizations over the years as part of its Change for Better program. Just last year Climate Partner independently certified Oris as a climate neutral company. As detailed in its Sustainability Report, Oris plans to reduce its climate footprint by ten per cent a year for the next three years.

Billion Oyster Project began in 2014. Founded by educators Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski, it has brought together 11,000 volunteers, 8,000 students, 100 
New York City schools and more than fifty restaurant partners together to place oysters and build reefs.

Thus far, the Project has introduced 75 million juvenile oysters to eighteen restoration sites in New York Harbor, and the oyster population is now self-sustaining.

 

Oris will release the New York Harbor Limited Edition with a special presentation box that also includes a rubber strap, metal bracelet and strap-changing tool. Price: $2,700.

 

Specifications: Oris New York Harbor Limited Edition

(Limited edition of 2,000 numbered pieces)

Case: 41.5mm stainless steel case, unidirectional rotating bezel, stainless steel bezel with minutes scale in relief
, 
 sapphire crystal domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
, screwed caseback in stainless steel with special engravings, steel screw-in security crown
, water resistance to 300 meters.

Dial: Green, mother-of-pearl, luminous hands and indices.

Strap: Green rubber, supplied with additional multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp with extension and strap changing tool.

Movement: Automatic Oris 733 (Sellita-based) showing hours, minutes and central sweep seconds hands, date with quick setting, stop second device, date window at 6 o’clock. 
Power reserve of 38 hours.

Price: $2,700.

 

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.

The new Oris Hölstein Edition 2022

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.

Price: $4,300.