Lots of watchmakers have released their new model at Baselworld 2016. As for Oris, there is the redesigned Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch. To the uninitiated this watch has been the popular icon of Oris over time simply because of its elegant appeal that makes any wrist worth every gaze.
Anyhow, the 40 mm stainless steel case is now even slimmer and more tapered than its predecessors. At this size, it also fits comfortably anyone’s wrists even if you are a bit buff although you have to be practical with your size. This makes it absolutely perfect for any dressed occasions particularly its eye-catching stainless steel crown and smooth lugs. The bezel is also very subtle directly pointing your gaze right at the centerpiece which is the traditionally engraved dial. The overall persona of the watch also exemplifies that of the Art Deco movement as seen on the rose gold-plated hands and indices that employ slim-line style.
The dial itself is truly sublime with its eye-catching silver guilloche pattern courtesy of its traditional technique known as guillochage. What I personally like about it though is that it enhances the elegance of the watch especially when there are only the traditional hour, minutes, and seconds including the date function or simply bare essentials. For me, it looks more than that, just like how it really should be, a fantastic and subtly elegant Oris professional watch. The rose gold plated hands also look terrific and made sporty with its Super-LumiNova coatings for better legibility. A domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating practically makes time reading a breeze.
Now let us move to the powerhouse of the elegant Oris Artelier Chronometer Date which is no other than the automatic chronometer movement Oris Cal. 737 based on the chronometer certified Sellita SW 200–1. You are right that this watch is tough as nails too and highly accurate within –4 and +6 seconds a day. Thanks to the watch’s screwed stainless steel exhibition caseback in mineral crsytal, part of the movement can be seen if you turn the watch over.
Finally, the Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch comes in either dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp or stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp. If you are looking for slimmed down dress watch with highly reliable powerhouse to boot, the Oris Artelier Chronometer Date watch is simply very hard to ignore.