A watch certainly says a lot about a man.
It instantly communicates your style, what you value and often says something about the life you live. Perhaps that's why some men strap on various timepieces—in order to switch up what they want to say about themselves. Then again, some watches are cleverly built to be versatile enough to be worn in any situation—handsome enough for the boardroom yet durable enough to be worn jumping off a boat in some remote part of the world.
Take Oris, for example. For over a century, the watchmaker has been crafting quality mechanical timepieces in Hölstein, Switzerland. Expertly engineered from premium materials, they're luxury watches built for everyday wear. Time-telling tools that are anything but precious. Which is how they've become one of the most reliable and well-respected watch brands for gentlemen in the know.
Oris has always put a premium on value and when combined with their useful complications and functional designs, it's no wonder they've become a favorite for first-time watch buyers and serious collectors alike. What we've always appreciated about Oris is how the watches are as hard-wearing as they are handsome. They're built for real men, inspired by the worlds of aviation, diving and motorsports. They're the kind of timepieces that will serve you through all the phases of your life. Here's three of our favorites and how we'd wear them today.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114 is the latest expression of Oris's long-standing ties to aviation. It's also the first watch to carry the independent Swiss company's innovative in-house developed Calibre 114, which features a 10-day power reserve, non-linear power reserve indicator and a 24-hour second time zone. With its crocodile leather strap and sophisticated dark grey face, it's a watch that commands attention, but doesn't shout.
Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114,
$6,100 by Oris
From the top:
Unstructured cotton suit jacket, $840 and pants, $400 by Salle Privée; Ludlow stretch dress shirt, $69.50 by J.Crew; Linen/silk tie, $19 by The Tie Bar; Dean oxfords,
$300 / $199 by Beckett Simonon
The iconic Chronoris was launched in 1970 and brought Oris and motor sport together for the first time. Today's Chronoris echoes the original, with its throwback design cues and racing-inspired styling, but is very much at home on the wrist of a modern man. The perforated leather strap gives it a shot of athletic energy, making it perfect for guys on the go who don't want to have to think about swapping out their watch when they head somewhere new. This timepiece is imbued with history and style, making it ideal for any occasion.
$1,750 by Oris
From the top:
Contrast-tipped pique polo, $135 by Vilebrequin; Garment-dyed stretch chinos, $225 by Rag & Bone; Clubmaster sunglasses, $153 by Ray-Ban; Royale tonal sneakers, $179 by Greats
Oris teamed up with Rega, a nonprofit air-rescue service in Switzerland, for this tough-as-nails limited edition watch based off of the brand's popular Big Crown ProPilot GMT series. Like many GMTs, there's a handy second time zone indicator readable through a central red-tipped 24-hour hand—perfect for travel. The case is coated in gunmetal PVD (to offset the glare from a plane's cockpit) and features an oversized crown which allows for quick time, date and second time zone adjustments. Whether your at the office, running around on the weekend or exploring the world, this timepiece seamlessly transitions to wherever you need it to be.
GMT Rega Limited Edition,
$2,650 by Oris
From the top:
Chambray camp shirt, $168 by Rivay; T-shirt, $28 by Buck Mason; Poplin camp shorts,
$85 / $59 by Carhartt WIP; Airman 1 sneakers, $110 by Nike
The red winding rotor, which Oris has become known for, officially became the brand's trademark in 2002.