First look at Oris' first Baselworld 2014 novelty...
Oris has an extremely broad range of watches in their collection. Their pilot watches can be found 9,200m off the ground and their divers 1000m below the surface of the earth. Their newest watch is water resistant to only 50m and is more likely to be found in an office building where the only diving that will be taking place is desk diving. At the heart of the watch beats the automatic caliber 917, which is based off of the SW300. This watch is an absolute must-have for anyone who likes jumping hour watches. With two off-center intersecting dials this watch is not your regular jumping hour and it shows a bit more craftsmanship. However, for 4,100 CHF (~$4,700) it should show more quality than regular watches. The features don't stop at the 40.5mm case of the watch though. The strap has a folding clasp rather than a tang buckle, a feature many people including myself appreciate because it not only keeps the strap looking new by not wearing out the holes but also allows the wearer to more easily put on and take off the watch. It is amazing to believe that with all the complicated watches Oris has in their collection that it took 110 years the the brand to create a jumping hour watch, but they certainly did an amazing job on it!
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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