The new Oris Classic Date has a more elegant profile. Oris’ designers have slimmed down both the case and the bracelet for men and women in search of a classic watch that can slip easily between day and night.
The guilloché pattern in the hour chapter ring around the dial is inspired by the glazed canopy of the Great Court at The British Museum, a glass structure designed by Lord Norman Foster, one of the world’s greatest living architects. The knurled ring below the bezel takes its cues from the Roman columns in the same building. And the watch’s Roman numerals and hour markers are double-edged, a considered touch that means the watch catches the light regardless of the angle.
The Oris Classic Date is available as a 42mm men’s watch and a 28.5mm ladies watch. Both are powered by automatic mechanical movements visible through a transparent case back, and come with a choice of case materials, dial colors and strap and bracelet combinations. In each case, the Classic Date communicates style and elegance, giving the wearer a timeless, hugely versatile watch. The Oris Classic Date retails at around $1,157.