Enjoy quality and craftsmanship in a stylish watch? Oris has done it again. With their latest release of the Oris BC4 Retrograde Day watch, Oris has shown the world of watchmaking that it’s still in the game.
Oris, established in 1904, is a Swiss watchmaking company that has led the watchmaking industry with their precision timepieces. In fact, in 1968, Oris received the Observatoire Astronomique et Chronometrique. This is the award to a company for full chronometer certification which is the top honor in watch accuracy. Quite an accomplishment.
The Oris brand has a couple of distinctions that set it apart from other watches:
- All watches are equipped with a trademarked red rotor that represents the “heartbeat” of the watch (visible from the backside window case).
- All watches are strictly mechanical and operate without the use of batteries.
While Oris watches come in styles with the theme of aviation, motor sports, diving and culture, the BC4 Retrograde Day falls under the aviation theme. Its housing is a stainless steel BC4 case with a black dial which features a miniature rectangular day display below the middle of the dial. A small white triangle marks the day during the work week and then turns red for Saturday and Sunday positions. It is a rugged, handsome retro watch that comes in either a stitched black leather Gaucho strap or a stainless steel metal-pieced bracelet. The top glass is sapphire that is domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating on the inside. The superluminova numbers are very easy to read and view.
Oris has an impeccable reputation. Just ask any of the celebrities who wear the brand or has a sponsor relationship:
- Roman Frischknecht (pro diver and Oris ambassador)
- Carlos Coste (pro diver)
- Don Vito Wypraechtiger (aerobatic pilot)
- Nico Rosberg (Formula One racecar driver)
- Keanu Reeves
- Meg Ryan
Oris has also maintained a solid connection with the musical world of Jazz. In 1996, it sponsored the London Jazz Festival. Since then, the brand commemorates a jazz artist every year, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis, in a limited edition watch.
The BC4 Retrograde Day watch simply oozes perfection with its design and precision detail. It is designed to be seen and worn with comfort. Oris has certainly proved its reputation that timeless quality and elegance can be produced in each watch. The Oris BC4 Retrograde Day watch is a timepiece that has a classic quality that will endure.