History of Oris

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.

Oris and Movember

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.

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