Special Watches of Switzerland Edition Oris Aquis

If you love watches, then you will know that buying a numbered edition is always – well usually – a smart move in the long term. Having a special number on the caseback adds that little bit of rarity, although some brands, and some models within those Swiss brands, perform better over time. It’s complicated,…

New Oris Limited Edition: Vintage Time Machine

Oris has a new limited edition model on its site. The Waldenburgerbahn celebrates the local railway track which links the Oris factory to its suppliers and customers. As you wouild expect, it’s a railway style watch with a locomotive graphic relief on the caseback, plus the black dial and typically bold chapter ring numbers you…

Oris Divers Sixty-Five, Now With Calibre 400 Movement

Oris has released another variation on its Divers Sixty-Five series.  It’s part of the Geneva Watch Days online media promotion and it’s a classic dive watch dial layout. The big news is an upgrade in terms of the movement, with the Cal 400 being fitted. Let’s be blunt though, for a dive watch 100m of…

Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?

The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch…

Reviewed: Refurbished Vintage Atlantic From India

You know how it goes on eBay, you browse around for ages and then you see a nice set of photos of a refurbished Swiss watch. It’s just £18 plus postage, from India. Hmm, worth a punt. So what did I get for my £21.65 all in? First of all, a very long wait. I…

Oris Pro Pilot X – Light, Durable, Designed For Life

Oris are of course renowned for their dive watches, but the new Pro Pilot X models premiered at Watches and Wonders this week offer a a laid back, almost hippy look. With dials in grey, pale blue and a pale orange, they are kinda restrained dress watches, but maybe that understated look is a good…

Oris x Cervo Volante: Retro Compact, But Cooler

Remember the compact American cars of the 80s? They were all the rage in a time of fuel shortages and price hikes, just after the Iran hostage crisis and the beginnings of the US industrial sector shutdown, where mines, steelworks, car plants and lots more heavy industry all got abandoned as cheaper imports flooded in….

Oris Celebrates The Monkey King

The word from Oris who have just launched a movie tie-in watch, based on their Aquis model; We’re delighted to introduce our latest co-creation, the Sun Wukong Limited Edition, a 2,000-piece limited-edition version of our high-performance Aquis Date diver’s watch that’s been designed and produced in partnership with the Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co. (SAFS)….