The newest member of the Oris Artix series completely shows its inner beauty. Oris Artix Skeleton Watch is bold and modern and perfectly combines a skeletonized movement with the best of the 21st century design and finishing techniques in watchmaking industry.
The new Oris is powered with the impeccable caliber 734 automatic movement which is based on Sellita SW 200-1. The mechanism features black-plated and skeletonized parts in different shades of black and gray, thus giving it the captivating three-dimensional finish. All the bridges are hollowed to reveal the main-spring, the beating escapement and balance wheel, as well as the gear train.
The self-winding mechanism oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and it is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 38 hours when fully wound.
Oris Artix Skeleton (ref. 01 734 7714 4054 LS) features all recognizable design elements, such as sharp angles, a mix of brushed and polished surfaces and a large opening for the dial. Compared to the previous Artix models, it comes in a smaller body measuring 39mm in diameter instead of 42mm.
The case is crafted from stainless steel and comes with a steel crown and decent water resistance of 100 meters (about 330 feet). From the front side, the case is protected with a sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside, while from the rear there is a screwed stainless steel case back with mineral crystal.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a dark gray/black skeleton dial with applied indices filled with Superluminova for the best legibility in low lightening conditions. The brand’s logo has been elegantly milled into a bridge of the dial at the 3 o’clock position, whereas openings right through the movement give the wearer an opportunity to take a glimpse at the Oris’s signature Red Rotor.
Oris Artix Skeleton will be available in two editions. The first model is dressy and it comes with a sleek, black alligator leather strap ending with a stainless steel folding clasp, while for those who prefer bracelets there is a version that comes with a seven raw stainless steel bracelet, fitted with a butterfly folding clasp.
The new Artix Skeleton model will be officially unveiled at the Baselword 2016 watch exhibition this March. Swiss retail price is CHF 2,600 (approximately $2,600).