Words + Photography: Justin Hast (Leica M)
Last week I had the pleasure of dropping into Watches of Switzerland on Regents St. I have long been a fan of Oris, and the way in which they go about making great watches at reasonable price points. Two of my favourites it has produced in recent times have been the Carl Brashear (a bronze dive watch with stunning blue dial) and the Divers Sixty-Five. This year at Baselworld Oris added to their dress watch range with a new, fully in-house developed movement called the "business calendar" or Calibre 113.
The Calibre 113 the fourth in-house developed movement Oris have created. The calibre 113 is based on the calibre 110, but features a new "business calendar" function that includes the day, date, week, and month of the year. It's basically a complete calendar, but with the week indicator instead of the more often seen moonphase.
The movement is housed in a 43mm stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and caseback that displays a robust movement with large barrel to provide the 10-day power reserve. I will call it now - this will be a winner for Oris. Its a beautiful watch, with technical know how at a reasonable price (circa 5,900 CHF). And if you find yourself in London, be sure to pop in, there is an interactive pop up where you can get play around with the whole range.
For further info head over to Oris here.