Oris: Modern Mechanics
Since its founding in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Hölstein, Switzerland, Oris has maintained its status as an independent watchmaker for over 100 years. Exclusively producing mechanical watches, Oris is recognized for its functional design and attractive style, perfect for enthusiasts who are beginning to build their own collection of luxury timepieces. Oris also touts technical chops and is celebrated for producing a number of in-house calibers. Their quirky mascot—the Oris Bear—has also captured the attention of the global watch community. Interested in other luxury pieces that would make a great addition to your collection? Browse our suite of pre-owned Swiss and mechanical watches.
Explore the Oris Collection
Oris’ vintage feel and mechanical ingenuity is available in a wide range of models and references, and limited editions like theGreenwich mean time watch, attracting collectors who take particular interest in diving, aviation, and motorsport. Learn more about Oris’ collections, and discover models that you won’t want to miss like the unique Rectangular.
Diving watches are at the heart of the Oris brand. In fact, in 1965, they launched a state-of-the-art diver’s watch with a unidirectional rotating bezel and timer scale, luminescent numerals, and water resistance up to 100m. Today, the retro, 60s-inspired Diver Sixty-Five is one of the most handsome pieces, featuring models in various sizes and dial colors. Shop our collection of pre-owned Oris diving watches by perusing our Divers, Aquis, and ProDiver collections.
Pilot's watches are another key Oris tenet. Serving as one of their core collections, aviation timepieces like the Big Crown, Big Crown Pro Pilot, and BC3 help define the brand. Perhaps most notably, the Big Crown Pro Pilot X stands out amongst the rest—a hand-wound watch boasting a sleek skeletonized dial and a 10-day power reserve.
Staying true to their brand philosophy, Oris’ Swiss-made motorsport watches like the Chronoris and Artix GT are sharply designed mechanical timepieces that offer real-word function and accessibility. Opt for a dress piece with a brown leather strap like this Chronoris Movember, or choose a more rugged piece like this Artix GT Chronograph.
Purchasing Pre-Owned Oris Watches
Not only are Oris watches enticing to enthusiasts who love functionality and quality, but the brand is also favorable among those who value ocean conservation and sustainability. Oris has been a part of ongoing dialogue regarding environmental matters, particularly involving the ocean as they partner with environmentalists and professional divers like Jérôme Delafosse and Roman Frischknecht. If you’re looking for other great entry-level mechanical watches, read this article. Or, find more of the best watches under $8,000 by reading this article.