Oris is a Swiss manufacturer of exclusively mechanical watches that punches well above its weight in terms of value, quality and soul. Oris also has a legitimate connection to Australia through a number of limited edition watches, released ion conjunction with the Australian Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Green, blackened or dazzling gold? All the bronze care tips you’ll ever need

A bronze watch is an adventure in itself. Buy one and you’re not buying a mere piece of wrist candy, you are starting a journey of discovery from the moment you strap it on. Depending on the alloy and pre-treatment of your bronze case, it will change alongside you over the years ahead. So while you might think this is the way to get what looks like a chunk of gold for a bargain price, your relationship has only just…

The tastiest red dials of 2021 from cherry delight to a bracing Negroni…

It’s summer in the Western hemisphere, so it’s time to get out those bright wrist colours and escape the tedium of monochrome. And if you’re languishing in the Aussie winter, well, this year’s tastiest red dials are a mere wrist roll away from perking up your day. Strangely, half of the watches in this story turn out to be collaborative efforts between watch media and brands, showing how these hook-ups can often result in more imaginative and, in this case,…

VIDEO: The Fratello x Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date oozes with decadent panache

The recent Fratello x Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date is a perfect example of how a limited-edition collaboration can achieve something timeless, classic, and ultimately lust-worthy. In a watch such as this, it’s hard to pick out just one thing which makes it special, however, the oxblood dial is as sumptuous as they come. Fitting the lavish Art Deco theme, bolstered by the gold printing, cathedral hands, and coin-edge bezel, this tone of red, shifting like liquid between different…

INTRODUCING: The Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400 41.5mm

Divers are among the most popular watches on the market, if not the most popular, due to their highly robust builds and familiar aesthetic. As a result, the segment is highly competitive and brands now have to find fresh ways to draw interest to their references. Fully aware of this trend, Oris has really begun to shift things into fifth gear – creating new in-house calibers with longer power reserves and warranty coverage. Many were excited to see the new…

INTRODUCING: The new Oris Hölstein Edition is a cool grey vision of a Big Crown future

The Oristas out there eagerly anticipate the annual Oris Hölstein Edition, and the Big Crown is a beloved staple of the range. Recent additions have been strong with the new Caliber 400 making its Aquis debut, and the Big Crown cherry-candy delight of Fratello’s bronze-cased limited edition here. Despite the distinctive looks of the short-lugged case, this time Oris shows just how versatile the Big Crown is by presenting it in a different size and ice-cool aesthetic. We’re looking at…