At the Geneva Watch Days 2023, Oris has unveiled three captivating novelties as part of different collections. Introducing two sleeker models for its beloved Artelier S line, the brand takes on a more minimalistic look. The next model pushes the envelope in the sustainability department, while partnering with Bracenet, a social enterprise that makes accessories from upcycled ‘ghost’ fishing nets. The Oris x Bracenet is a special version of the famed Aquis Date, which features a dial made of upcycled ‘ghost’ fishing nets. The third one is the AquisPro 4000m, Oris’s most water-resistant diver’s watch; it has a titanium case that can withstand pressure up to 4,000 metres.
GMT India takes a closer look at the novelties from Oris.
Oris Artelier S
The Artelier line is one of Oris’s most-loved lines. In keeping with the brand’s visual codes, the Artelier S’s form is motivated by only what is necessary. With comfort and practicality at its core, the smooth curves of the 38 mm stainless steel case have been carefully designed. The lugs flow elegantly away from the case into a leather strap. The minimalistic approach can be seen in the gently tapered hands, which are filled with a filigree-thin line of lume. The hour and minute markers are cut tight to the dial’s outer edge for utmost legibility.
The dial is offered in two colours: deep black and forest green. The green dial is a subtle nod to Oris’s Swiss home, the verdant Waldenburg Valley. The Artelier S runs on a Swiss-Made mechanical movement, automatic calibre Oris 733, wound by the motion of the brand’s signature Red Rotor. The movement is fully visible through the exhibition caseback.
Oris x Bracenet
No stranger to collaborations, Oris has partnered with Bracenet, a social enterprise that upcycles ‘ghost’ fishing nets into accessories. The brand has unveiled a special-edition version of the Aquis Date diver’s watch with a spectacular dial made of recycled ghost and end-of-life nets. These kaleidoscopic dials are crafted by taking small green, blue, and white offcuts and gently warming them until they melt. When cooled down, they harden into a thin sheet of material. This sheet is cut to size, planed, and sanded down until it’s just 0.3 mm thick. Without using any additives, fillers or glues, the dials have distinctive patterns and no two dials are the same.
The stainless steel watch comes in two sizes, one with a 43.50 mm case and the second with a 36.50 mm case. Both are equipped with automatic mechanical movements and uni-directional rotating bezels, and are water-resistant for up to 300 metres.
Oris AquisPro 4000m
In keeping with its commitment to innovation, Oris has introduced the AquisPro 4000m, the most water-resistant diver’s watch created by the brand. Crafted with a titanium case that can withstand pressure up to 4,000 metres, the watch is loaded with Oris-patented technology, including the Rotation Safety System bezel, designed by the brand in collaboration with professional divers to lock the bezel in place. The watch is also equipped with a security folding clasp extension system, which allows the strap to be easily adjusted for length while the watch is being worn. Powered by Oris Calibre 400, a high-performance automatic mechanical movement, the watch comes with a five-day power reserve. The diver’s watch is finished with a blue gradient dial, decorated with a wave pattern. To complete the look, Oris has added a blue ceramic bezel insert, with a minutes scale for timing dives, and a blue rubber strap.