“Hands-On” Oris Calibre 110
We are checking how the Oris Calibre 110 Limited Edition with 10-day power reserve presents itself on a wrist.
During this year’s edition of Baselworld show, the unquestionable talking piece at Oris booth was the Calibre 110 model. The timepiece is limited only to 220 pieces (110 in rose gold and equal amount in stainless steel) and deserves attention at least for a few reasons.
The new Oris is powered by the first in-house movement, manufactured within the last 30 years by Holstein based company (in cooperation with L’ École Téchnique from Le Locle). Despite ETA and Sellita being the main calibre suppliers at the moment, is worth mentioning that the Swiss managed to make quite a large collection of over 200 pieces of own movements between 1904-1982.
The Calibre 110 boasts striking 10-day power reserve featuring patented non-linear indicator on its dial, which has caused furore amongst trade press. Its 240h running power comes from one large spring barrel providing about 5 times more steam than we can get from most manufacturers. Winding this timepiece takes a while and it’s slightly uncomfortable due to its small crown.
The number 110 featured in its name marks the anniversary celebrated this year by Oris, which was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in 1904. If you are interested in the brand’s history please click HERE.
The new movement, comprising of 177 parts, is working at 3Hz frequency (21.600 A/h) and has been enclosed in polished case, available in two mentioned earlier limited editions: stainless steel or 18K rose gold. The first one is priced at 5,500CHF and with 14.800CHF on the gold version price tag.
The movement’s steel bridges are hand-bevelled and polished with a brushed surface, which gives it a raw finish. All that can be seen through sapphire-glass caseback.
Its white dial is esthetically composed of applied indicies accompanied by tiny luminous dots. Lucent material can also be found on the two main hands. At 3 o’clock we can see a large power reserve indicator and running seconds on the other side. Everything is topped with ORIS POWER RESERVE and 10 DAYS writing, respectfully at 12 and 6 o’clock.
In the pictures – thanks to the courtesy of Janeba Time, Oris distributor in Poland – we can see the first, stainless steel model that reached our country.