Oris XXL Limited Edition Basel 2001

In 2001, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the accession of Basel to the Swiss Confederation, Oris launched an official Jubilee watch. Named ORIS XXL Limited Edition 2001, this timepiece features a stainless-steel case.

Commemorating Basel’s federal oath of 1501, this exclusive automatic watch was created to in a limited edition of 500 watches, individually numbered from 001/500 to 500/500.

Oris XXL Limited Edition Basel 2001, Reference: 633 7504 40 81 LS
Oris XXL Limited Edition Basel 2001, Reference: 633 7504 40 81 LS/ Image Credit: ORIS SA

The dial features the official logo of “Basel 2001“. Engraved on the caseback are the anniversary signet together with the heraldic shields of the two cantons of Basel and the individual number of the watch. A certificate was provided to confirm authenticity.

Oris developed the jubilee watch from the Classic Line XXL, characterised by a simple, elegant case with a large display for the classical modern dial. Fitted with a sapphire crystal and screw-back, the watch is water resistant to a depth of 30 m.

Technical details

Model: ORIS XXL Limited Edition 2001
Reference: 633 7504 40 81 LS

Stainless steel (36mm/40mm)
Water resistant to a depth of 30 m
Sapphire crystal
Screw-back with anniversary engraving
Individually numbered from 001/500 to 500/50

High-Mech automatic movement
Cal Oris 633, based on ETA 2824-2
Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2”’,
Bi-directional automatic winding
Ball bearing
25 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Fine timing device and stop-second
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window
Instantaneous date
Date corrector
Initial production: 1982