By Jovan Krstevski
As the Baselworld 2016 nears, most watchmakers have something to give to the public and whatever it is that they can think of, I for one am very excited to hear about it. As for Oris, there is the redesigned Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch. To the uninitiated this watch has been the popular icon of Oris over time simply because of its elegant appeal that makes any wrist worth every gaze. If you happen to wear one, I salute you for that classic minimalist timepiece. Alright so much for my blurbs, I will now go into the nitty gritty details of the Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch.
Oris, fortunately, headed to the calls of the general public in need of lighter and more elegant designs not that their original designs were not of the same league. Anyhow, the 40 mm stainless steel case is now even slimmer and more tapered than its predecessors. At this size, it also fits comfortably anyone’s wrists even if you are a bit buff although you have to be practical with your size. This makes it absolutely perfect for any dressed occasions particularly its eye-catching stainless steel crown and smooth lugs. The bezel is also very subtle directly pointing your gaze right at the centerpiece which is the traditionally engraved dial. The overall persona of the watch also exemplifies that of the Art Deco movement as seen on the rose gold-plated hands and indices that employ slim-line style.
The dial itself is truly sublime with its eye-catching silver guilloche pattern courtesy of its traditional technique known as guillochage. What I personally like about it though is that it enhances the elegance of the watch especially when there are only the traditional hour, minutes, and seconds including the date function or simply bare essentials. For me, it looks more than that, just like how it really should be, a fantastic and subtly elegant Oris professional watch. The rose gold plated hands also look terrific and made sporty with its Super-LumiNova coatings for better legibility. A domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating practically makes time reading a breeze.
Now let us move to the powerhouse of the elegant Oris Artelier Chronometer Date which is no other than the automatic chronometer movement Oris Cal. 737 based on the chronometer certified Sellita SW 200–1. You are right that this watch is tough as nails too and highly accurate within –4 and +6 seconds a day. Thanks to the watch’s screwed stainless steel exhibition caseback in mineral crsytal, part of the movement can be seen if you turn the watch over.
Finally, the Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch comes in either dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp or stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp. If you are looking for slimmed down dress watch with highly reliable powerhouse to boot, the Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch is simply very hard to ignore. For more info, please visit oris.ch
JOVAN KRSTEVSKI – FOUNDER, PROPRIETOR & EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jovan Krstevski has been collecting watches every since his father bought him an Omega Seamaster back when he was just a teenager. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here