Swiss watch brand Oris has announced the launch of a silvered opaline dial version of the innovative Artelier Calibre 111. This eye-catching dial had previously only been available in the limited edition anniversary Calibre 110, launched in 2014, but now makes its debut in the industrialised version of that landmark watch.
Since it was introduced in 2015, the Artelier Calibre 111 has become one of Oris’s most talked about pieces. At its core is a traditional mechanical in-house movement that offers a unique combination of complications. The hand-wound Calibre 111 features a huge 10-day power reserve, a patented non-linear power reserve indicator and a date window at 9 o’clock. Oris is the only Swiss watch manufacturer with a movement that brings these features together in a single watch.
Calibre 111 was developed by Oris’s watchmakers over a period of six years. Its power reserve is fed by the standout feature of the movement’s architecture, a single, oversized barrel. That power is released evenly over a 10-day period and measured by the non-linear power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. This specially geared indicator shows the remaining power reserve with ever greater accuracy as the time to rewind the watch approaches. Oris has patented this development.
In keeping with Oris’s philosophy of delivering the best possible watches at the best possible price, Calibre 111 is produced using a combination of industrial techniques and traditional hand-craftsmanship. Oris uses only the finest Swiss suppliers to manufacture the parts and oversees every stage of the production process. Some stages, including the hairspring assembly, have to be undertaken by the hand of a skilled watchmaker.
Artelier Calibre 111 with a silvered opaline dial is a traditional Swiss watch made in the Oris way. It comes in a 43mm stainless steel case and on a choice of dark brown, grey or black Louisiana croco leather straps, or on a stainless steel bracelet. It will be available from June, and is priced CHF 5,400.
Oris Artelier Calibre 111
Ref. No. 01 111 7700 4031 LS, Ø 43.00mm
Oris-developed Calibre 111, hand-wound, 3hz, 21,600vph, single barrel
10-day power reserve
Patented non-linear power reserve indication at 3 o’clock, small seconds and date at 9 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case and stainless steel crown
Water-resistant to 3 bar
Double curved sapphire crystal top glass with anti-reflective coating inside
Sapphire crystal case back
Opaline silver dial with applied indices and numerals, and polished nickel hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® inlay
Dark brown, black or grey Louisiana croco leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet
Luxurious wooden presentation case
Swiss retail price CHF 5,400