Oris is a century old Swiss watch company with a bit less notoriety than other major brands. Its extensive history as a watch-maker, however, has proven that there are many reasons to wear an Oris watch.
Firstly, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have been wearing Oris watches over the years. In 2006, Oris was on the wrists of the cast of The Sopranos throughout the season.
In 2002, Meg Ryan wore an Oris Big Crown Pointer Date watch for much of the hit movie, Kate and Leopold; and the year before, in Jurassic Park 3, Sam Neill wore an Oris Big Crown BC3. Oris watches can also be seen in the hit movies Random Hearts, and A Time to Kill.
Beyond Hollywood, Oris has made and impact in aviation and diving. Oris is active in supporting new aviation exploits by sponsoring and being inspired by Formula One.
In 2008, Oris was the official partner of the AT&T Williams Formula One team. Oris also partnered with a slew of aviation ambassadors, including Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajim.
In diving Oris has made a partnership with Guinness Book of World Records free diver Carlos Coste in 2006. Each watch in the collection comes with Carlos Coste’s seal of approval.
Lastly, Oris is a cultural contributor. Oris has had a strong emotional connection with jazz ever since it sponsored the 1996 London Jazz Festival. Oris tributes some of the biggest names in jazz such as Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong.
Oris also has a limited edition watch under the namesake of the legendary Bob Dylan. Clearly it’s a brand worth trying!