This year Oris celebrates the 110th anniversary with its first in-house movement in 35 years – the caliber 110 which will be incorporated in Oris 110 Years Anniversary Limited Edition Watch. The new manually wound mechanical movement is capable to store enough power to keep the watch ticking for at least 10 days.
The hand-wound mechanism boasts a patented non-linear power reserve and it is offered at the very accessible price. The new Calibre 110 provides this amazing power reserve thanks to a single barrel with a 1.8 meters long mainspring. The first movement fully developed by Oris for 35 years oscillates at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) and it is built on 40 jewels. The impeccable mechanism consists of 177 individual parts. The movement itself measures 34mm in diameter, while the case of the watch sizes 43mm in diameter.
Oris offers two versions of the 110 Years Limited Edition timepiece. The first one with the referent number 01 110 7700 4081 is housed in a stainless steel case and it comes with the retail price of 5,500 Swiss Francs (approximately $6,200), while the second one is housed in an elegant 18-karat rose gold case and it can be purchased for 14,800 Swiss Francs (circa $16,750). Each model is issued in only 110 pieces.
The watch case is shielded on the front side with sapphire crystal glass with antireflective coating inside, while the case back is protected with the mineral crystal. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
Underneath the front sapphire glass, there is a silver-colored dial with applied indices and Arabic numerals 6 and 12. Its opaline-silver dial comprises polished nickel hands, a patented non-linear power reserve indicator at the 3 o’clock position, as well as a small seconds counter which is located at the 9 o’clock position.
At the top of the scale, on the power reserve indicator, the notches representing the days are close together, while at the bottom they are further apart. As the power is released, the hand moves clockwise around the scale, at first slowly and then more quickly as the notches become more spread out. Thus, the wearer has a more clearer indication of how much power is left in the timepiece as the moment to wind it again approaches.
Oris 110 Years Limited Edition is teamed either with a black or brown Louisiana crocodile leather strap with a folding clasp that matches the case. As it is reported from the manufacturer, the new Oris will retail from April.