A Look at the Oris Big Crown Propilot Altimeter, with the World’s First Automatic Altimeter Caliber

Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot Altimeter - first automatic altimeter caliber - Perpetuelle.com

For 2014, Oris continues to innovate with the introduction of the Big Crown Propilot Altimeter, the first automatic watch with an altimeter. What makes the watch interesting is not only the first it presents, but how well it fits within Oris’ existing model lineup—the company is all about aviation, racing, and anything adventurous, so if one isn’t aware of the complication’s novelty, it risks going unnoticed.  But perhaps that’s just as Oris intended, isn’t it?

A closer look at this altimer watch from Oris, on the click

Win: Oris Ultimate Enthusiast VIP Formula 1 Trip

Oris Road & Track SweepstakesOris and Road & Track have teamed up to send one lucky winner and their guest to the 3rd annual Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX.   The event will take place at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas racetrack from October 31 – November 2, 2014.   This extraordinary VIP experience will include:

• Two 3-Day Grandstand Seat Tickets
• Round trip airfare for two
• Hotel accommodations for three nights
• Transportation to and from the event
• $1,000 food stipend
• Tech talk and tour with the Oris team at the paddock
• Photo opportunities with the team and car

Enter to win at www.orisenthusiastsweepstakes.com for your chance to win the trip of a lifetime!!

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Dive Watch

Renowned for producing specialist diving watches, Oris is proud to introduce the new Oris Aquis with mechanical depth gauge. Oris proudly states that this is the “first divers watch which measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece.”   So is this a “poor man’s” X-Fathoms, or an innovative dive watch all its own?  You can decide for yourself, below.
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Oris Tubbataha Regulator Dive Watch

Here’s a look at a new and rather interesting dive watch from Oris, the Tubbataha Regulator.  I say interesting because this is the first that I recall seeing a dive watch in the “regulator” style;  more often a regulator is used in a Pilot’s watch (i.e. Bell & Ross WWII Bomber Regulator Watch) or other more classical styles (Patek Ref 5235 Regualtor, Glashütte Original Strasser & Rohde Regulator., Milus Zetios Regulator, etc.).  Being a regulator, the emphasis is placed on the minutes — thus on this watch the large, central-set hand which indicates the minutes; the hours and minutes are clearly indicated on the sub dials.  The model name refers to the Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines, home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, and a percentage of every Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition model sold is donated towards the conservation of the reef and its astonishing diversity of marine life.  I like it. 

Oris Tubbatha Regulator Dive Watch

limited edition 2,000 pieces

46mm titanium case, water resistant 500 meters, automatic mechanical movement (Sellita SW220 with regulator), helium escape valve, blue ceramic bezel inlay, blue dial and dark orange Superluminova indexes and hands, available with a black rubber strap with an extending titanium security folding clasp or with a multi-piece titanium metal bracelet with an extending folding clasp

Ref. No. 749 7663 7185


The motif on the back of the Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition displays a shark, paying homage to the endangered marine creatures which live in the Tubbataha Reefs: