It’s no secret that the Worn&Wound staff has enjoyed the watches created by Raven and Benarus, as well as their accessories division Suppa Parts. The affiliated companies (by partners Steve Laughlin and Ralf Schreiner) are known for watches that draw from past designs as well as looks that are very original.
Oris is one of those brands that does things their own way. They’re independently owned for a start, and have been since Paul Cattin and Georges Christian turned up in Hölstein to found a watch factory in 1904. But there’s always been a sense that they’re independent of thought too.
A couple of weeks before Basel, I had the pleasure of getting to see a watch that, if it were possible, would have made my jaw hit the floor. That kind of watch that makes you unintentionally ignore the very nice PR person who is showing you it, because you get lost in all of the little details you need to examine and absorb.
After a 1 week hiatus due to BaselWorld 2014, our round-ups are back! Once again, waaaay too much to choose from, so the selections here only scratch the surface of what you can see under #wornandwound. Thanks again everyone for submitting, and enjoy the selections below.
The other afternoon we took a short trip out of the BaselWorld halls, 1.2 km north, into residential territory. Where, amongst the 3 or 4 story buildings is Fossil’s Basel HQ. This taller-than-average building for the city was buzzing with hundreds of people from around the world darting back and forth from meetings.
The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Series is part of Oris’ Aviation Collection. The Big Crown heritage goes clear back to the 1930s when Oris began producing big crown pilot watches for WW II pilots. The new lineup contains three models: the Date, the Day Date, and the Chronograph GMT.