Named after a brook in the Swiss town of Hölstein, Oris was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in 1904. The brand only uses mechanical movements and has developed a number of its own in-house calibers. It is recognized for its great designs and value for money. Key collections include the Acquis, the Divers Sixty-Five and the Big Crown among others. Oris is an independently owned company.
Five interesting facts about Oris
1 – Go your own way
Oris’s slogan is “Go your own way”. This embodies their key values as a brand: independence, craftsmanship, and quality. They are an independent brand, defining their own path.
2 – Red rotor
Oris uses a red rotor to designate its commitment to mechanical watchmaking.
3 – Great causes
The brand supports a number of great causes including the Coral Restoration Foundation, Movember and the Carl Brashear Foundation.
4 – Alarm clocks
During World War II, Oris’s distribution network beyond the Swiss border was greatly reduced so the company found a new outlet making alarm clocks.
5 – Brand ambassadors
Oris’s brand ambassadors include professional divers Roman Frischknecht, Jérôme Delafosse, Anna von Boetticher, Carlos Coste, and Guido Sassoli.