Saturday, February 13, 2016

Oris Artelier Chronometer, Date

The redesigned Oris Artelier Chronometer, Date, is an homage to the timeless values of Swiss watchmaking and a contemporary interpretation of one of the company’s most iconic lines.

The redesigned watch is 40mm in diameter, and slimmer and more tapered than previous versions, in line with the demands of today’s consumers for lighter, more elegant designs. In contrast to the new watch’s silhouette, the dial is finished using a traditional technique known as “guillochage”, an engraving process that creates a patterned, eye-catching decoration.
The particular finish chosen by Oris’s designers is inspired by the Art Deco movement, as are the watch’s slim-line, rose gold-plated hands and indices. Art Deco is enjoying a revival, and its forms give a playful twist to the dressy aesthetic of the Artelier.
Inside beats Oris Calibre 737, a chronometer-certified movement based on Sellita’s SW 200-1. To achieve chronometer status, each movement has been individually tested at the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) for 15 days, in five positions and at three different temperatures. COSC guarantees accuracy to within -4 and +6 seconds a day and supplies a certification number with each unit. This exceptional movement is visible through the case back.
The new watch is available on either a dark brown leather strap or a metal bracelet that’s been modified by Oris’s engineers to have flatter and slimmer links to complement the new case.
Technical details
Oris Artelier Chronometer, Date
Ref. No. 01 737 7721 4031 LS, Ø 40.00mm

Movement
Automatic chronometer movement Oris Cal. 737, based on SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case and stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 5 bar
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal

Dial
Silver guilloche dial with applied rose gold plated indices
Rose gold plated hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Rose gold plated second hand

Strap
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp

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