The Oris Watch Company was established by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in 1904. Both of them came from the famous Swiss Jurassic region which was the watch making capital Le Locle.
They take over a recently closed watch company called Lohner & Co. Then with only 24 workers they start the newly born Oris watches. The name Oris comes from a valley and brook in the local region close to Holstein in the North West part of Switzerland.
It only took a couple of years for the first ten branches to open in Switzerland, then rapidly expanding to employ over 300 employees. The company built flats and houses especially for their employees and very quickly became the largest employer in the area.
So from 1904 to the present day Oris watches have been sort after by all watch lovers and collectors throughout the world.
Some of the latest Oris Watches carry on with the relationships that Oris have established over the years like the Oris Aquis Red Rubber Limited Edition dedicated to the ongoing support of marine life projects.
Or maybe the collector in you is interested in the Oris Calibre 110 – A World first Combination To mark its 110th anniversary, Oris announces the Oris Calibre 110, the first in-house developed movement after 35 years. A hand-wound calibre, it features a 10-day power reserve and a patented non-linear power reserve indication.