Oris Full Steel Collection

Introduced in 1998, Oris Full Steel was a collection of rugged mechanical sports watches.

Characterised by imposing solid stainless-steel cases of substantial size, these wristwatches come with a distinctive crown and with heavy metal bracelets incorporating wave-styled links to emphasise the elegance inherent to steel. Before discontinuing this series in the early 2000s, Oris produced various Full Steel models such as Pointer Day, Chronometer, Small Seconds, Worldtimer and CS.

The Oris Full Steel watches feature water resistance to a depth of 100 metres (50 metres for the Worldtimer): screw-down security crown; double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal; skeleton-case back to display the mechanical self-winding movement; embossed marks to facilitate opening the case back by means of a case key; solid-steel snug-fit bracelet with hidden butterfly security buckle. Oris Full Steel models are available in two sizes (36.5 mm and 39.5 mm) and with different dials.

Technical details

Oris Full Steel Pointer Day, Model: 645 7496 40 61

Mechanical automatic movement Oris Cal. 645
Display of hours and minutes from the centre, small second dial positioned at 9 o’clock, date window at 3 o’clock, day indicated by centre hand, instantaneous date and day corrector
Stainless-steel case
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Water resistant to a depth of 100 m
Screw-down security crown
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Stainless-steel skeleton screw back with mineral crystal
Dial with luminous indices and luminous hands
Stainless-steel bracelet with safety buckle and security lock

Oris Full Steel Chronometer
References: 646 7496 (39.5 mm)/ 646 7499 (36.5 mm)

Mechanical chronometer movement Oris Cal. 646
Individually numbered, with official rating certificate, issued by the Swiss Testing Institute for Chronometers (COSC – Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Display of hours and minutes from the centre, with small second dial positioned at 9 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock with additional magnifying glass, instant date setting
Stainless-steel case
Diameter: 36.5 mm (646 7499) and 39.5 mm (646 7496)
Water resistant to a depth of 100 metres
Screw-down security crown
Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Stainless-steel screw back with mineral crystal
Dial with luminous indices and luminous hands
Stainless-steel bracelet with safety buckle and security lock

Oris Full Steel Small Seconds
References: 643 7496 (39.5 mm)/ 643 7499 (36.5 mm)

Mechanical automatic movement Oris Cal. 643
Hours and minutes displayed from the center, with dial positioned at 9 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock, quick date setting
Stainless-steel case, water resistant to a depth of 100 meters
Screw-down security crown
Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Stainless-steel screw back with mineral crystal
Dial with luminous indices and luminous hands
Stainless-steel bracelet with safety buckle and safety lock

Model: Oris Full Steel Worldtimer
References: 690 7494 (39.5 mm) / 690 7495 (36.5 mm)

Mechanical automatic movement Oris Cal. 690
Main time display (T1) in the centre and a second time display (T2) positioned at 3 o’clock. By means of the buttons the T1 hour hand can be adjusted quickly to a new time zone and if the T1 is set forwards or backwards beyond the date change, the date display follows suit
T2 features day/night display
Stainless-steel case
Diameter: 36.5 mm (690 7495)/ 39.5 mm (690 7494)
Water resistant to a depth of 50 metres
Screw-down security crown
Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Stainless-steel screw back with mineral crystal
Dial with luminous indices and luminous hands
Stainless-steel bracelet with safety buckle and security lock

ORIS Full Steel Limited Edition Millennium, Reference 647 7496 63 65

Limited edition of 150 units
Stainless-steel case, with 18-carat gold plate
Individually numbered
Diameter: 39.50 mm
Water resistant to a depth of 100 m
Screw-down security crown protected by crown guards
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal with magnifying glass
Stainless-steel screw back with mineral crystal
Dial with luminous indices and luminous hands
Mechanical chronometer movement
Display of hours, minutes from the centre, small second dial positioned at 9 o’clock.
Date window at 3 o’clock, day indicated by centre hand, instantaneous date and day, date and day corrector
Stainless-steel bracelet with safety buckle and security lock
Hand-crafted box of solid elm

Oris Full Steel CS, Reference 643 7496 40 94

The Oris Full Steel CS watch takes a soft approach within the rugged world of sports watches by combining a stainless-steel case with a supple black rubber strap. The result is an especially sporty look that is also much lighter than the rest of the Full Steel models with their massive steel bracelets. The pared-down durability of rubber makes a perfect match with a masculine stainless-steel buckle.

Water resistant to a depth of 100 meters, the 39.5 mm diameter case is made of finest-quality steel with a screw back and top ring and a screw-down crown protected by double washers. The sapphire crystal is anti-reflective, and the superbly crafted engine-turned dial features an exquisitely engraved center. There is a small recessed second dial positioned at 9 o’clock, with the date placed at 3 o’clock.

The combination of a black dial, alternating lustrous and matt satin finished steel and a black rubber strap gives the Full Steel CS a presence that is equally appropriate to a sports outfit or a formal suit.

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