Oris wristwatches are renowned and revered for their precision Swiss automatic and mechanical movements. The brand founded in 1904 by watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Holstein Switzerland, holds the distinction being a privately-owned independent watchmaker.
Starting with a factory employing 24 workers in 1904, Oris operations expanded to employ 300 personnel by 1911 and 800 by 1941. The brand’s intricate precision movements, productions of its own escapements and innovative designs are factors that led to its growing success.
In 1984, a time when Japanese LED and LCD quartz watches were highly popular around the globe, Oris mechanical and automatic timepieces were highly sought-after in Japan, where Japanese businessmen prized the intricate Oris Swiss-made movements over the domestically made ones.
Oris is one of the leading Swiss watchmakers in the world today and offers specialized collections in the areas of Motor Sport, Aviation, Diving and Culture. The brand sponsored the London Jazz Festival in 1996 and offers special commemorative limited-edition timepieces each year dedicated legendary music greats. Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Lionel Hampton, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and McCoy Tyne are among the artists honored with commemorative timepieces.
In 2003, Oris became the official timepiece of the BMW Williams Formula 1 team and their racing inspired timepieces have been seen on the wrists of Formula 1 drivers Carlos Coste and Allan Mcnish.
You’ll find many extraordinary Oris automatic watches for men and women at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the TT3 Automatic Chronograph for men. This high-speed racing watch features an ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium case and high-performance black rubber strap. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the attractive carbon fiber dial with three subdials, a tachymeter outer dial, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.
Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.