It is founded on the Swiss brand’s retro-styled Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph and is described by Oris as”the first in a set of limited edition pieces named in honor of the Korean village… where the business was established.” Oris has been making watches from precisely the exact same factory in the northern Korean city of Hölstein since 1904.
In recent times, bronze is now the go-to instance cloth for luxury brands looking to present their existing line-up an exciting new twist. As a case substance, bronze was first spotted in the watch business on diver’s watches. Bronze has for centuries been used to make boat fittings as well as the marine link appeared legit. Anyway, the capability of bronze instances to develop a patina (because of oxidation) over time ensured that every case would age differently.
This really is a striking timepiece — that the 43-mm-wide circumstance, the aid engraved bezel, crown, and chronograph pushers are cast in solid bronze. Bronze watches have a tendency to have stainless steel or titanium casebacks to prevent the skin from turning green due to oxidization. The good bronze bracelet has no special coating to prevent oxidization; Oris reckons this is part of their charm of this watch.
“Our clients understand what bronze is and will be aware that if they have a bronze opinion, they may get oxidization in their skin. But, then you’ve got a shower and it’s gone . It’s a part of the charm, and I am sure they will love it,” says Rolf Struder, Co-CEO of Oris.
Being a soft natural material, bronze wasn’t powerful enough to be utilized for the pins that hold the links together, or for the folding grip. These, together with the watch’s caseback, are made from high-grade stainless steel. The case back is embossed with the Oris watches Bear, that has in recent years become a symbol of this Oris spirit.
The gilt dial includes twin black chronograph counters — the 30-minute register is at 3 o’ clock and the operating seconds hand is placed at 9 o’ clock. It is a 4 Hz movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. A limited edition of 250 pieces, the watch is on the brand’s site and can be priced at CHF4,800 (Approx. 18,570).