Swiss watch brand Oris celebrates its birthday on 1st June by releasing the Hölstein Edition 2022, a limited series Worldtimer watch based on the ‘Full Steel’ of the late 1990s and powered by the iconic Oris’s Calibre 690.
Oris was founded on first June in 1904 in the Swiss village of Hölstein. The company is still based at this serene location, surrounded by the Waldenburg Valley.
The watch celebrating the Swiss brand’s 118th birthday is inspired by the Full Steel Worldtimer, a stainless steel sports watch introduced in 1998 that picked up on an extraordinary movement Oris had debuted a year before.
Known as the Worldtimer, Oris Calibre 690 was a world first. Using plus and minus buttons on the case flanks, it could adjust local time in one-hour jumps either forwards or backwards, with home time shown on a counter at 3 o’clock. Even more impressively, as the time moved past midnight in either direction, the date would change, too.
The Hölstein Edition 2022, limited to 250 pieces, is a faithful revival of this Oris icon. It has a 36.5mm stainless steel case, a three- link stainless steel bracelet and a blue dial with the famous red plus and minus symbols. The screwed, steel case-back features special engravings. Each watch is delivered in a special wooden presentation box.
Just like its ancestor, this new anniversary watch is powered by the self-winding Oris Calibre 690, which provides an approximate power reserve of 38 hours.
Model: Oris Hölstein Edition 2022
Reference: 690 7780 4085-Set
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 36.50 mm (1.437 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, flat, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
Stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers
Water resistance: 5 bar
Indices, numbers and hands with Super-LumiNova®
Oris Caliber 690
Bi-directionally rotating red rotor
Power reserve: 38 hours
Centre hands for hours and minutes with forward or backward one-hour setting device, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 6 o’clock, home time hour and minute hands with day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp
Limited edition of 250 pieces
Swiss retail price