For the upcoming Windup Watch Fair in New York City, Oris is returning as our Lead Sponsor, and we’d like to thank them for their continued support in helping make the show possible. As any longtime reader of Worn & Wound already knows, we are huge fans of Oris and what they do, and, we might add, we’re not alone. Fans of this storied Swiss brand appreciate Oris timepieces for their strong design language, independent streak, excellent build quality, and approachable price point. Furthermore, Oris has really been at the forefront of sustainability within the watch world, getting themselves involved with important environmentally-focused endeavors and switching to stripped-down, recycled packaging.
2019 has been a very strong year for Oris, and watch lovers will have the opportunity to play with, try on, and purchase some of this year’s novelties and other catalog favorites at Windup. Let’s take a closer look at two watches you should check out at the show this October.
Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115
For their 110th anniversary five years ago, Oris debuted a limited edition watch housing the Calibre 110, a hand-wound movement with an impressive 10-day power reserve and a patented non-linear power reserve indicator. Oris has since iterated on that theme, releasing increasingly complicated versions of that movement, which brings us to this year’s Calibre 115. At first glance, the movement appears to be skeletonized, but that’s not entirely accurate. To be more precise, it was designed to be skeletonized from the start. The result is a dramatic and almost industrial look, and it’s unlike anything Oris has released to this point. Of course, the movement is just half of the story here. The Calibre 115 is housed in a sporty and futuristic titanium case (with matching bracelet) that does the movement justice, with the general aesthetic borrowing from Oris’ celebrated ProPilot line so that it looks fresh but also familiar to what you already know.
In addition to the watch, Oris will have on-hand a cool VR display for you to experience the movement of their new ProPilot X in a really unique way. We tried it out at Baselworld, and it’s a lot of fun, so be sure to hit up the Oris booth for that.
Chronoris Movember Limited Edition
The Movember Foundation was founded in 2003 with the mission of helping men live longer and healthier lives through the advocacy of men’s health issues. The foundation partners with celebrities and organizations across a range of industries — from sports to fashion and entertainment — and helps to raise money for men’s health causes throughout the year. For the third year in a row, Oris is doing its part to help promote men’s health initiatives with the release of a limited edition Movember watch.
In the past, Oris has used their Divers 65 and Big Crown Pointer Date watches as Movember special editions. This year, the Chronoris gets the Movember treatment. Despite its name, the Chronoris isn’t actually a chronograph, but rather a basic three-hand (plus date) timepiece with an inner rotating bezel operated by one of the two crowns on the case flank. The visual impact of this Movember edition is largely similar to previous efforts with the inclusion of warm, earthy tones, and a leather strap adorned with a little mustache stamp (each November, the foundation encourages supporters to grow a mustache over the course of the month to raise money for the many health related projects it backs all over the world).
Since its reintroduction some years back, the Chronoris has remained one of Oris’ more fun, retro-inspired models, and this latest variant is definitely one worth a look.