Ora #1, Automatic Chronograph

The Ora Swiss Watch Company is a family-owned and run watch brand. It dreams up, develops, designs and manufactures its watches in Ticino on the shores of Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland. It is a place where the rigour and tradition of the north meet the charm and culture of the south, a place where ideas flourish, with passion.

The case and dial of the Ora #1 chronograph are sculpted from a single piece of titanium in a shower of millions and millions of sparks; this was achieved by using a unique technology to create a unique design, both of which have been patented.

This distinctive watch epitomising the brand is distinguished by the fact that its case and its square dial form a single entity machined from a single block of titanium. The dial fashioned by spark-erosion reveals a subtle grain hovering on the borderline between art and technology. The brand’s first mechanical chronograph is a high-quality product featuring architectural lines “designed in the sun and sculpted by the stars”.

Equipped with an automatic Ora P700 calibre on a Valjoux 7753 base, the Ora #1 timepiece offers chronograph functions in addition to basic timekeeping. The titanium mono bloc case is fitted with sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating, titanium back with sapphire window with double-sided, anti-reflective coating, titanium push-pieces and crown with Twin Rings water-resistant system.

The titanium dial has luminous numerals, hour-markers and hands. Chronograph Hour, minute and small seconds counters are positioned at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, Ora P700 calibre on a Valjoux 7753 base, 13 ¼ lignes, “décorémaison”, rhodium-plated, circular-grained plate, PVD Côtes de Genève bridges, tungsten monobloc rotor, diamond-set 18K pink gold logo, ceramic ball bearings

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph

Case
Monobloc titanium middle and dial
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating
Titanium back with sapphire window with double-sided, anti-reflective coating
Titanium pushpieces and crown with Twin Rings water-resistant system
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Monobloc titanium dial and case middle
Numerals, hour-markers and hands with Superluminova
Hour, minute and small seconds counters at 6, 3 and 9 o’clock respectively

Strap
Black, hand-sewn alligator leather with hand-engraved titanium buckle or natural rubber, manufactured in Switzerland

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