Behind the demure and understated façade of a perfectly formed Oris classic, lies a surprising secret. In the centre of the case of the Artelier Alarm is a sound spring; a tiny alarm. Oris is no stranger to alarm functions, having made its name with alarm clocks in the 1940s. But this wrist-sized version is a wonder of modern watch-making technology.
Controlled by one of the stainless steel crowns at 4 o’clock the alarm function has its own central display and red pointer hand. That such a complicated, quality movement can be operated so easily – at the touch of a button – is testament to the skills of Oris’ Swiss craftsmen.
At Oris form always follows function and the Artelier Alarm is no exception. Practical but stylish, the silver/grey guilloche dial of the Artelier, along with its multi piece stainless steel case gives the impression of timeless quality.
The delicate rose gold plated applied indices and rose gold plated hands with Superluminova inlay are sophisticated and refined. The second stainless steel crown at 2 o’clock operates the standard watch functions, including the date display at 6 o’clock. The brown crocodile leather strap adds a touch of pizzazz to a classically elegant design.
Artelier Alarm Ø 42.50mm
Ref. 908 7607 40 51 LS
Mechanical automatic movement
Centralised hour, minute and second display
Centralised Alarm display, Date display at 6 o’clock
Silver grey guilloche brass dial, with applied rosegold plated indices, and rosegold plated polished nickel hands with luminous inlay
Multi piece stainless steel case secured with 8 screws
Sapphire glass domed on both sides with inner anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel crowns
Water resistant to 3 bar
Dark brown Louisiana crocodile skin leather strap, with stainless steel folding safety clasp