One of the greatest stories in the past few years is the resurgence of Oris. The brand’s been on fire lately, releasing a string of excellence including the Williams F1 Chronograph, the instant-classic Divers Sixty-Five, and the stunning in-house Calibre 111. The trend shows no signs of stopping at Basel 2016, with Oris pulling the covers off of several exciting new prospects headlined by the Artelier Calibre 112. The third new in-house calibre in three years for Oris, the Artelier Calibre 112 is their most impressive yet, with a host of new complications wrapped together in an extremely handsome package.
While on the lager side at 43mm, the case of the Artelier Calibre 112 is contemporary and dressy, with delicate tapering lugs emerging from softly rounded case sides. The polished bezel is thin and elegantly simple, flanked by a small pillbox crown at 3. Available as either an all stainless or two-tone stainless and rose gold design, the restrained lines of the case are an attractively subdued frame for the rest of the design, both front and back. Speaking of the back, the caseback is dominated by a massive sapphire display window giving a clear view of the in-house Calibre 112. While not lavishly decorated, the movement offers an impressive view of the balance wheel at work, massive 10-day barrel, along with proudly signed plates and gears.