For over 100 years Oris has been making watches in Switzerland. Our watches are purely mechanical and are marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Oris mechanicals.
ORIS watches are purely mechanical and are marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Oris mechanicals. Oris watches are also popular, as celebrities from Formula One, diving, jazz and aviation queue up to wear and support their unique creations. In 1904 at Hölstein Paul Cattin and Georges Christian establish the Oris watch factory. Both come from the watch making capital Le Locle in the Swiss Jurassic region. Starting with just 24 workmen, they take over the recently closed down watch firm Lohner & Co. Oris is the name of a brook and a valley close to Hölstein in the north-western part of Switzerland. Oris produces only mechanical movements. Each of our watches has a mechanical movement at its heart, as well as a visible red rotor, the patented symbol of Oris High-Mech. This rotor is the innovation that enabled the progression from hand winding to automatic movements.
DIVING REACHES NEW DEPTHS
Renowned for producing specialist diving watches, Oris is proud to introduce the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. At the forefront of mechanical watch innovation, Oris has harnessed its knowledge, expertise and craftsmanship to produce the first divers watch which measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece. Shop the innovation now.