Oris celebrates its roots with the first in a series of limited edition pieces named in honour of the Swiss village of Hölstein where the company was founded more than a century ago.
On 1 June 1904, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian signed a contract in the Swiss village of Hölstein that began a story that would span many generations. The contract gave the two watchmakers permission to set up and run their own watch company. They named it after a local creek: Oris. More than a century later, Oris and Hölstein have become synonymous with one another. The village and the surrounding Waldenburg Valley have shaped Oris’s philosophy, just as Oris has shaped the area and its identity.
On June 15 this year, Oris opened a new chapter in the story, releasing the first in a series of limited-edition watches named in honour of Hölstein. The Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 is cast in solid bronze, including the bracelet. It is the first Swiss Made watch with a solid bronze bracelet.
The Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 is a bronze version of the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph. It is inspired by the funky, quirky designs of the 1960s, when Oris made its first diver’s watch and started a tradition that continues today.
Its case, bezel, bezel insert, crown and pushers are all cast in solid bronze. The stainless steel case back is embossed with the Oris Bear, which is a symbol of the Oris spirit – warm and honest.
The watch features a gold plated dial with black chronograph counters and rose gold-plated indices. Its hour and minute hands as well as hour-markers are embedded with Super-LumiNova® luminescent material to ensure visibility during low light conditions.
This chronograph watch is a powered by a self-winding movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. The Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 is available in a limited series of 250 pieces.
Model: Oris Hölstein Edition 2020
Reference: 771 7744 3182-Set
Multi-piece bronze case, unidirectional rotating bronze bezel with bronze insert
Size 43.00 mm, (1.693 inches)
Top glass: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings of the Oris Bear
Operating devices: Bronze screw-in security crown and pushers
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Gold-plated with black chronograph counters, rose gold-plated indices
Luminous material: Hands and indices with Super-LumiNova®
Multi-piece bronze bracelet with folding clasp
Caliber Oris 771
Power reserve: 48 hours
Centre hands for hours, minutes and chronograph ¼ seconds, two subsidiary dials with continuous seconds at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, fine timing device and stop-second
Limited edition of 250 pieces
Available through Oris boutiques, the Oris e-Shop, and retailers with access to the Oris e-shop
Online tool to choose your limited edition number
Swiss retail price