Oris is perhaps best known for its diver’s watches (Divers Sixty-Five, Aquis); pilot’s watches (Big Crown ProPilot); and its growing collection of impressive in-house calibers (Calibre 110, 112, 113). The love for many of these among the watch enthusiast community is not without merit, but there’s another collection under the Oris umbrella that is worthy of your attention, and that’s the Artelier line, and within that, the Artelier Complication.
The Artelier Collection is Oris’ platform for its (largely) more classic offerings, and the Complication is a watch that holds a bit of importance for the brand. The first Complication was introduced in 1991 during the post-Quartz Crisis recovery. In the mid-‘80s, Oris committed to producing only mechanical movements, and the aptly-named Complication, with it’s package of classic complications—among them a day, date, moon phase, and a second time zone indication—signaled a return to a more traditional approach to watchmaking. The Complication has been a part of Oris’ catalogue ever since.