Few watches in the Oris collection epitomise Oris’ profound respect for the Swiss watchmaking tradition like the Artelier Complication, a mechanical watch that displays the day and the date, the phase of the moon, and a second time zone. Now, for the first time, Oris has created a contemporary version of this classical watch that combines a stainless steel case and bezel with rose gold-plated hands and hour markers.
Its elegant 40.5mm stainless steel case makes it sophisticated but modest in a work context, while its rose gold-plated accents mean it’s also confident slipping out from under the cuff of a dinner jacket. On top of that, its 24-hour second time zone makes it the perfect business traveller’s timepiece.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Oris invested heavily in developing modules that would deliver watches with classical, but useful functions. The moon phase module developed by Oris’ watchmakers in the late 1980s was one of the most technically advanced of these, and inspired Calibre 582, which powers today’s Artelier Complication. The success of those modules paved the way for Calibres 111 and 112, the two in-house developed movements currently leading Oris’s watchmaking revival.
As a signpost to the brand’s watchmaking philosophy, the Oris Artelier Complication has a silver guilloché dial, a traditional finish that creates an eye-catching pattern, giving the watch its luxurious feel. This latest addition is priced CHF 1,900.
Model: Oris Artelier Complication
Ref. No. 01 582 7689 4021 LS, Ø 40.50 mm
Automatic mechanical movement Cal. 582, based on ETA 2671, with subdials for the date at 9 o’clock, the day at 3 o’clock and a 24-hour second time zone at 6 o’clock. Moon phase window at 12 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Water-resistance to 5 bar
Stainless steel crown and pushers for setting second time zone, day and date
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed case back with screws and see-through mineral glass
Silver guilloché dial with applied rose gold-plated indices and hands
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet
Swiss retail price: CHF 1,900