Introducing – Affordable & Elegant, The Redesigned Oris Artelier Complication


robert august.

While Oris might be famous for its dive watches, such as the Aquis or the hype Divers Sixty Five, there’s another collection in the catalogue that is far from lacking interest, the Artelier range. Featuring the same overall quality for an affordable price as the rest of the watches produced by the brand, this Artelier collection can be seen the elegant and complex (relatively-speaking) offering. For 2017, one of Oris’ defining movements is encased in a redesigned watch, the new Oris Artelier Complication.

With this watch, Oris was kind of precursor, and for two reasons. First of all, they launched “The Complication” back in 1991, at a time when the Swiss watch industry was slowly recovering from the troubles of the Quartz Crisis, and at a time when complicated watches, with a classic look were probably not really trendy. Then, with this watch, Oris sort of created the concept of affordable luxury, with a watch offering a lot, both technically and visually, as being somehow close to a perpetual calendar in layout, while being quite affordable. “The Complication” was a statement, as a comeback to full mechanical movements and traditional complications.



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