At Baselworld 2017, traditional Swiss watch brand Oris will unveil Artelier Calibre 113, the fourth in the company’s series of highly innovative, high-functioning watches powered by in-house developed movements. Calibre 113 shares the same base architecture as Oris Calibres 110, 111 and 112, but features a novel business calendar, showing the day, date, week and month of the year.
Oris was founded in 1904 with a vision to create the best possible watch in its category, using state-of-the-art industrial watchmaking techniques.
By the late 1970s, the company had created 279 calibres in-house and was one of Switzerland’s largest movement manufacturers, producing up to 1.2 million watches and clocks a year. Over the next three decades, Oris invested heavily in innovation, developing numerous movement modules that delivered real world complications.
In 2014, to mark its 110th anniversary, the Swiss company launched Calibre 110, the first complete movement developed by Oris watchmakers for almost 40 years.
Like the three calibres before it, Calibre 113 features a 10-day power reserve, a patented non-linear power reserve indicator and a small seconds. The addition of a business calendar means that once again Oris is introducing a watch with a unique combination of complications.
Behind this new model is Oris’s newly founded Centre of Excellence, where the company’s most innovative watches and movements will be developed from now on. By establishing this centre, Oris has reclaimed another part of its history, and put in place the foundations for its future.
Calibre 113 will have a 43mm multi-piece stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal glass and case back so the watch’s bold movement design can be seen in all its industrial glory.
It will have apertures at 12 and 9 o’clock for the day and date indications, while the same central pointer hand will show the week and month.
The hand has a red tip that corresponds to a gauge around the outside of the dial. Oris has engineered Calibre 113 so that all of these functions, as well as time setting and winding, can be operated through a single crown.
The Oris Artelier Calibre 113 with the anthracite dial is available with a dark brown Louisiana croco leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
The model with the opaline silver dial is available with a grey, black or dark brown Louisiana croco leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Oris Artelier Calibre 113
Ref. No. 01 113 7738 4031: Silver dial version
Ref. No. 01 113 7738 4063: Anthracite dial version
Calibre 113, movement fully developed by Oris, hand-wound, 3hz, 21,600vph, single barrel
10-day power reserve, patented non-linear power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock, small seconds and date at 9 o’clock, day of the week at 12 o’clock
Pointer hand for week and month indication
Winding and time, date, day and week adjustment all operated by crown at 3 o’clock
Dimensions: Ø 34.00 mm, 15”
Multi-piece stainless steel case and crown
Water-resistant to 5 bar
Sapphire crystal top glass with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed case back with sapphire crystal
– Opaline silver dial with either applied gold-plated indices and numerals and gold-plated hands, or applied nickel indices and numerals and polished nickel hands
– Anthracite dial with applied nickel indices, numerals and polished nickel hands
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Grey, black or dark brown Louisiana croco leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet
Swiss retail price CHF 5,900