Founded in 1904
Swiss brand Oris was first founded in 1904 and was named after a nearby brook in the town of Hölstein.
Oris makes watches for people who are passionate about mechanical movements and who look for genuine and contemporary values with great designs. As they are an independent company, they are free to be innovative and often push boundaries and be reactive to explore functions and features that may be in demand within the world of horology. Lately, they have been making waves with their in-house five-day power reserve movements.
Some of their key pieces are the Big Crown Pro Pilot, one of the first automatic watches with a built-in Altimeter, and in 2022 they released the new ProPilot X Calibre 400 at the watch fair Watches and Wonders. Sustainability is something the brand is hugely passionate about. The first ever Oris Sustainability Report was launched in 2022 and was the result of a three-year project to amp up their mission to bring Change for the Better, which has already seen Oris become a climate-neutral company and begin to reduce dramatically their carbon footprint.