Following footsteps of the innovative Oris Artix Pointer Moon, Date launched in 2014, Swiss watch brand Oris now introduces the Artix Pointer Moon, Date Bicolour. Like its steel predecessor, the latest watch accurately displays the lunar cycle via a pointer hand.
The pointer hand has been an Oris signature since the company launched the Pointer Date in 1938; an iconic design that inspired the company’s revival after the Quartz Crisis. In late 1980s and 1990s, Oris pioneered useful, elegant modules with pointer-hand functions, such as the Pointer Calendar and the Pointer Day.
Inside the Artix Pointer Moon Bicolour is the Oris-developed automatic calibre 761, based on Sellita SW220. That gives it a central pointer hand that points to lunar cycle markings around the edge of the dial.
The hand moves every half-day to indicate the phase of the moon on any given day of the month. The watch also features a date function at 6 o’clock.
The multi-piece stainless steel case of the elegant Artix Pointer Moon, Date Bicolour is complemented by a solid 18-carat rose gold bezel, and follows the same slim line silhouette as last year’s model.
It also has a silver guilloché dial offset by applied rose gold-plated hands, numerals and indices. The hands and indices are filled with Super-LumiNova®.
The watch comes with either a brown calfskin leather strap with a crocodile pattern or a stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Oris Artix Pointer Moon, Date Bicolour, Reference 01 761 7691 6331
Oris Calibre 761, base SW 220-1
Automatic winding Date, pointer moon movement developed by Oris
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, moon phase by centre hand, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Power reserve: 38 hrs
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Multi-piece stainless steel case with solid 18 carat rose gold top ring and stainless steel crown
Lug width: 21mm
Water resistance to 10 bar/100m
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed case back with see-through crystal
Silver guilloche dial with applied rose gold plated numerals and indices with Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold plated hour and minutes hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Pointer moon function and date at 6 o’clock
Brown calf skin leather strap with croco pattern and stainless steel folding clasp
Stainless steel bracelet
Swiss Retail price