When Oris unveiled the Artelier Calibre 111 in 2015, it marked a significant moment in the company’s history; the rebirth of Oris’s in-house movement development program. Now the landmark watch is back, this time with a piercing blue dial that gives the line a stylish twist.
Artelier Caliber 111 retains its unique combination of complications. Its hand-wound mechanical movement features a 10-day power reserve, an Oris patented non-linear power reserve indicator and a date indication. Oris is the only Swiss watch company with a movement that brings these features together in a single watch.
Developed over a six-year period, the watch’s ample power reserve is stored in a single, oversized barrel, visible through a sapphire crystal case back. The barrel feeds the nonlinear power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. This is governed by a specially developed ‘worm gear’ also visible through the case back, and shows the time remaining with ever greater accuracy as the time to rewind the watch approaches.
The new Artelier Caliber 111 comes in a 43mm stainless steel case with a deep blue sun-ray dial and on a dark blue or black Louisiana croco leather strap, or on a stainless steel bracelet.
The watch is presented in a luxurious wooden box and will go on sale in December 2017, priced CHF 5,500.