Oris Watches Ireland was founded in 1904 and since has been working continuously. In 1968 began obtaining chronometer certificates and has since enlarged the haute horlogerie collections. One of the noteworthy models are the Oris Dizzy Gillespie (in the Oris Jazz collection) and Oris Formula One watches.The current collection comprises the Oris Artelier, ORis John Coltrane, Oris Chet Baker, Oris Atrix, Oris Rectangualr, Oris ProDiver, Oris Aquis, Oris BC 4, Oris BC 3, Oris Big Crown, Oris TTr, Oris TT1, Oris Calobra. For many fans, who often visit a Oris forum, it is important to first read an Oris watche review and also to learn more about Oris watches costs before committing to a purchase. WatchTime publishes extensive coverage of Oris watches, such as the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge and the Oris moon phase view, the Oris Pro Diver Pointer Moon. Additionally visit our articles for information on almost any Oris divers’ view, including the Oris Great Barrier Reef watch.Oris has rolled out a number of new models over the past couple of months, and among them is your Oris Artelier Calibre 111 — this time, with a blue dial. Using the motion of 2015’s Oris Big Crown 111 and sharing the case and visual cues using the Artelier lineup, such as the Oris Artelier Calibre 113 introduced back in February, Oris has retained in keeping with the blue dial trend — and it matches the set well.Ironically, I wrote about the Oris Big Crown D.26 being a refreshing breath of air with its green dial — after the “seemingly endless” number of blue dial versions being published in the past couple of years. If this came across my desk that the very following day, I felt as if I needed to eat my own words. Nevertheless, I can not complain, since the Oris Artelier Calibre 111 follows the blue trend but only looks great by itself and works within the collection, and I’m really amazed it wasn’t included earlier.
Back in 2013, Oris first collaborated with Australia’s Royal Flying Doctors Service, with the product of their initial partnership being the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition watch based on the 44mm dual-crown Big Pilot series. Now, the watchmaker and the non-profit aeromedical service providing airborne medical care for Australia’s vast remote regions release the new Oris Royal Flying Doctor’s Service Limited Edition II, an updated and refreshed model. It’s a rugged 45mm automatic pilot’s watch based on Oris’ successful Big Crown series with a printed pulsations track for ascertaining a patient’s heart rate and nods to the organization throughout.
Based on the Oris Big Crown series, the new Oris Royal Flying Doctor’s Service Limited Edition II, at 45mm, has a slightly larger three-piece stainless steel case, one crown at three o’clock (the previous version had two crowns), and an updated pulsations track on the bidirectional rotating internal bezel designed for improved ease and speed of use. The new pulsations scale is measured over twenty heartbeats as opposed to the previous edition’s thirty heartbeats, which allows for a quicker determination of a patient’s pulse.
This works by rotating the bezel so that the beginning of the pulsations scale is aligned with the seconds hand and then counting twenty of the patient’s heart beats. At the twentieth heart beat, the tip of the seconds hand will be pointing to the patient’s per-minute heart rate on the pulsations scale. The majority of doctor’s watches with a pulsation complication function by means of a chronograph seconds hand and a stationary pulsations track printed around the dial where we so often see a tachymeter scale. Notably, this new version has a water resistance of 50 meters, down from the 100M water resistance of the previous version.
The internal bezel features the organization’s logo at the pulsometer’s zero point, and the solid caseback has the logo engraved at its center, rather than the partial exhibition caseback of the previous model. The dial indices and sword hands are coated in Super-LumiNova and the rotating bezel ring can be used for tracking of a second time zone or for the pulsometer feature. Powered by the Oris cal. 735, based on the Sellita SW 220-1, the new Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II watch’s movement operates at 28,800vph with a power reserve of 38 hours.
With the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service Limited Edition II, Oris has once again done what we know them to do well by blending utilitarian legibility and classic aviation design language in a limited-edition watch which honors their partner organization’s mission. The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II is available with either a brown leather strap, a bracelet, or a crocodile strap, and it comes in a wooden presentation box with the the RFDS logo on top. The Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II will have a price of 1,900 CHF on leather or 2,100 CHF on a bracelet or crocodile strap. oris.ch