Over the last three years, Oris has been reclaiming its watchmaking heritage with the launch of Calibres 110 and 111, two innovative references that offer watch buyers a unique combination of complications – at a reasonable price.
This year, Oris adds a third unique calibre to this landmark portfolio, Calibre 112. As before, the new calibre has been developed in-house by Oris’s engineers. It features a 10-day power reserve (delivered by a single barrel), a patented non-linear power reserve indicator (which shows the remaining power reserve in ever greater detail as the time to wind the watch approaches), a date function, and a GMT function with day-night indicator, a combination never seen before in Swiss watchmaking.
The watch’s second time zone appears in a subdial at 12 o’clock and shows the time in full, with dedicated hour and minute hands, while the day/night indication is shown by two apertures in the dial. One is round and shaped like the Sun, the other crescent-shaped like the Moon. Under the dial there is a two-tone rotating disc. During the day this turns the Sun white and the Moon dark, and the reverse at night. At sunrise and sunset, both indicators become a mix of the two colours to show the progression. Each of the watch’s functions is operated through a single crown.
There’ll be a stainless steel option with either a blue-grey or opaline silver dial, and a bi-colour model with an 18-carat rose gold bezel and an opaline silver dial. All models come with Louisiana crocodile leather straps with a stainless steel folding clasp. There will also be a bracelet version of the stainless steel models.