Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oris Artix Skeleton

The latest skeletonised watch from traditional Swiss watch brand Oris brings elements of both classical and contemporary watchmaking together, combining a skeletonised movement with the best of 21st century watch design and finishing techniques. Oris has black-plated the skeletonised parts of the movement in various shades of black and grey, giving it an intriguing three-dimensional finish.

Historically, watchmakers practiced skeletonisation so they could showcase their talents and reveal the intricacies of a movement. While that’s still true today, it’s now also seen by watch enthusiasts as an opportunity to demonstrate their appreciation for the watchmaking tradition. Oris is a passionate believer in perpetuating the watchmaker’s craft and has been at the forefront of the movement to promote the intrinsic, long-lasting value of a mechanical watch.
The Oris Artix Skeleton has a number of considered touches beyond its blackened movement parts. The company logo has been elegantly and discreetly milled into a bridge of the dial at 3 o’clock, while openings right through the movement give the wearer occasional, poetic glimpses of Oris’ signature Red Rotor as it rotates.
Oris has also given careful consideration to the Artix Skeleton’s size. The original Artix was 42mm in diameter, but the new watch is a more contemporary 39mm in diameter.
The new Oris Artix Skeleton will be available from March, 2016, and in keeping with Oris’s commitment to creating accessibly priced luxury mechanical watches, it will retail for CHF 2,600.00.

Technical details
Model: Oris Artix Skeleton
Ref. No. 01 734 7714 4054 LS, Ø 39.00mm

Automatic movement Oris Cal. 734, based on Sellita SW 200-1, black-plated

Multi-piece stainless steel case with stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with mineral crystal

Dark grey/black skeleton dial and applied indices filled with SuperLumiNova®
Nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Black leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with a stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp

Retail price
Swiss retail price CHF 2,600

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