The rich history of Oris dates back to 1904, when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded the brand in Hölstein, Switzerland, where it is still based. Over the past century, Oris has reached many great achievements, including being one of the 10 largest watch brands in the world in the 1960’s. After the quartz crisis took its toll on the Swiss watch industry, Oris reemerged as an independent brand, a status it still maintains to this day, with a focus solely on mechanical timepieces, bucking the trends of the day.
Since the 1980’s, Oris has pursued a catalog of unique mechanical watches that has channeled their independent spirit. From their patented Worldtimer to their depth gauge diver to their mechanical altimeter pilot’s watch, Oris has continued to innovate in a way few other brands can match. An achievement that is highlighted by the brand’s commitment to fare, and accessible prices. In 2014 Oris set a new benchmark for the brand by releasing the caliber 110, an in-house, 10-day movement with a non-linear power reserve display that caps off their catalog.
While Oris regularly releases new, exciting and inevitably popular timepieces, the Divers Sixty-Five reached a cult status that few watches industry-wide ever achieve. Released in 2015, 50 years after its namesake, the Divers Sixty-Five featured a radical design that bucked current trends and spoke to their archives. An overnight success, since the release of the first model Oris has expanded the collection to include three case sizes, a rainbow of dial colors, different case materials and even a chronograph.