Oris Calibre 110 Watch Review

To celebrate its 110-year anniversary, Oris has created a new 10-day power reserve movement with a non-linear power reserve indication: the Oris Calibre 110.

The Oris Calibre 110 is the first mechanical movement developed "from the ground up" by Oris for 35 years, and is the first to combine a 10-day power reserve with a non-linear power reserve indication. "These two complications have never come together before," the brand explains. "Uniting them provided an exceptional challenge for Oris's in-house team of watchmakers and designers, who worked with Swiss technical specialists and with L'École Téchnique Le Locle on the project over a period of 10 years."

The Calibre 110 uses a single-barrelled system, with a mainspring that would stretch to 1.8 metres if unravelled. The mainspring has been reduced in size so that it fits into a single barrel, without making the calibre over-sized. The edges of the movement are hand-bevelled and hand-polished, while the bridges' large surfaces "retain their untouched industrial beauty".

The patented non-liner power reserve indication is positioned at 3 o'clock on the dial, displaying the amount of power remaining from 10 days to zero. The notches representing the days are placed close together at the top of the scale, and further apart at the bottom. As power is released, the hand moves around the scale - slowly at first, and then more quickly as the notches become more spread out.

The Calibre 110 appears in the new Oris 110 Years Limited Edition. The timepiece, in steel or solid 18-carat rose gold, has an opaline-silver coloured dial with applied indices and numerals and polished nickel hands. It comes with a dark brown or black Louisiana croco leather strap, and is presented in a luxurious wooden box with metal insignia. The watch is limited to 110 pieces in each version.

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