Introduced in 1970,Chronoris was relaunched in 2009 when Oris decided to revisit the antique marvel. The new line manages to uphold and enhance the expertise displayed by the originals, and at the same time, incorporate new age features that make it a necessary device for any watch enthusiast.
The 70s saw a revolution in horology when watches tended towards the more vibrant colours like oranges and yellows, and the Chronoris was no different. Even the 2009 model has a theme of black and orange, giving it an athletic outlook. The dial is black with a bright orange and white minute track. The fixed stainless steel bezel merges seamlessly with the crown case to form a pillow shaped structure that encompasses the circular 40mm dial. The big crown has a corrugated layer and the quick lock system for easy adjustment. The hour and minute hands are wide and long, with luminescence filling for visibility. The thin second hand is vividly orange and ticks in perfect accordance to the time. The time indexes are also filled with luminescence. The case attaches seamlessly to the orange and black leather strap that can be secured to the wrist via a stainless steel folding clasp. An interchangeable stainless steel bracelet comes with the timepiece to allow for more variety.
Watches from the Chronoris collection, much like all other Oris watches, boast automatic winding movements that make them reliable timekeepers. The Chronoris, in addition sports chronographic functions such as a 30-minute counter subdial at the 12 o’clock position, with a separate indicator. The date window located at 6 o’clock is distinctively circular. The outer rim of the dial also has a tachymeter. Giving evidence of Oris’ technical and artistic mastery, the Chronoris collection serves as a valuable addition the watch aficionado’s collection.