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For over 100 years Oris has been making watches in Switzerland. Our watches are purely mechanical and are marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Oris mechanicals. Oris watches are also popular, as celebrities from Formula One, diving, jazz, aviation, and Hollywood queue up to wear and support our unique creations.
Turn your Oris watch over and you can tell at once that Oris is a leader in the world of mechanical watches. The window in the case back makes the complex inner workings of the watch visible, displaying the mechanical movement at the centre of the timepiece. And these mechanical hearts have now been beating for over 100 years.
Oris is rooted in the tradition of Swiss watchmaking. We have been producing our own movements at the Hölstein factory for a century. For decades our craftsmen have been refining their expertise and launching new and successful movements. We are not only faithful to mechanics, but also leading mechanics into the future. Our current models, which incorporate our pioneering innovations, are equipped with first class mechanical automatic movements – high quality and state-of-the-art.
See-through case back, displaying the mechanical movement with the red rotor as registered trademark.
In 1914, the logo in the form of OWC in a circle appears in various documents including letterheads and leaflets. OWC is also used on the collection of Oris brands at that time, such as Oris, Siro and Virtus. As from 1928, the Oris manikin appears. In 1936 the Oris logo appears, with the O of Oris turned into a watch component. The use of a pinion in the 1940s highlights the fact that Oris is a manufacturer and produces its own regulating movements. This escutcheon is then updated several times. The wheels and pinions disappear, the text runs diagonally across the shield, and the font is modernised. However, from 1936 to 1975 consistent colours are used, red, blue, and gold. From 1985 onwards the escutcheon is used only in black and white and a consistent font is used. Henceforth the escutcheon is integrated into the Oris logo, which also contains a slogan alluding to the proud history of the company.