Introducing the Oris Artelier Calibre 113, the Latest In-House Development from the Swiss Independent

When Oris launched the Calibre 110—the brand’s first in-house designed and assembled movement in almost 40 years—it was a sign of things to come from the storied Swiss independent. The movement, developed over the course of 10 years and released to celebrate Oris’ 110-year anniversary, was a technical powerhouse, boasting a whopping 10-day power reserve on a full (hand)wind and a non-linear power reserve and a sub-seconds dial. The 110 saw a limited production run.

The next development to this new movement family was a general release production—the Calibre 111, which saw the addition of a date complication. Then came the Calibre 112, which powered some of our favorite watches from last year’s Baselworld. The 112 saw a host of new complications on top of the already impressive movement, among them a second timezone and a day-night indicator. While the latter may not have been the most practical of complications, its implementation in the design of the dial was downright stunning.

Anthracite dial with applied nickel indices.

For 2017, Oris is adding another movement to its in-house roster—the Calibre 113. The 113 takes much of what came before and builds on it. It features a 10-day power reserve, a non-linear power reserve indicator, a small seconds sub-dial, and a date at nine. In addition to that, there is now a day complication below 12, and a central pointer hand for the week and month indication. Oris 113 - 3

The 113 will be housed in a 43mm stainless steel case featuring many of the standard fixings: a sapphire glass, a screw-in case back and a large crown at three for ease of winding.

There are two dial colors–an anthracite dial with applied nickel indices, numerals and polished nickel hands; and an opaline silver dial with either applied gold-plated indices and numerals and gold-plated hands, or applied nickel indices and numerals and polished nickel hands. All variants have hands with Super-LumiNova.

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In additional news, Oris has also announced the Centre of Excellence, where the brand will focus on developing movements and innovating going forward. Oris Chairman Ulrich W. Herzog explains:

“This is an exciting time for Oris and Oris customers. Our Centre of Excellence is now firmly established as a home for our most talented watchmakers and a pillar on which we will continue to build our future as a mechanical watch company.”

The Oris Artelier Calibre 113 will be available on a Louisiana crocodile strap (dark brown for Anthracite; dark down, black or grey for Silver) with a deployant clasp. A stainless steel band option will also be available. USD pricing is not yet known, but the Swiss retail price is CHF 5,900, in line with what we’ve come to expect from this series.

Silver dial with applied nickel indices.

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