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Top 5: Less Is More: Watches That Only Tell Time

Top 5: Less Is More: Watches That Only Tell Time

A. Lange & Söhne : Another commitment To The Concours of Elegance 2022

A. Lange & Söhne : Another commitment To The Concours of Elegance 2022

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante: A Sophisticated Horological Complication

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante: A Sophisticated Horological Complication

Grand Lange 1: Bigger, bolder and better?

Grand Lange 1: Bigger, bolder and better?

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Boasts Increased Comfort And More Refined Design

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Boasts Increased Comfort And More Refined Design

You Don’t Just Buy An A. Lange & Söhne, You Earn One.

You Don’t Just Buy An A. Lange & Söhne, You Earn One.

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO at A. Lange & Söhne Decodes The 2022 Novelties

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO at A. Lange & Söhne Decodes The 2022 Novelties

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus for the brave and inquisitive wearer

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus for the brave and inquisitive wearer

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Exploring New Sound with the Richard Lange Minute Repeater

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Exploring New Sound with the Richard Lange Minute Repeater

A. Lange & Sohne : Give the gift of time

A. Lange & Sohne : Give the gift of time

FEATURED: A. Lange & Söhne – Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

FEATURED: A. Lange & Söhne – Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

FEATURED: A Lange & Söhne – The five-minute clock in the Semper Opera House

FEATURED: A Lange & Söhne – The five-minute clock in the Semper Opera House

Horology Decentralised

Horology Decentralised

Watches & Wonders 2021 : A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

Watches & Wonders 2021 : A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

Watches & Wonders 2021: A. Lange & Sohne: The Triple Split

Watches & Wonders 2021: A. Lange & Sohne: The Triple Split

Oris was founded on June 1, 1904 in the Swiss town of Hölstein when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian decided to buy the recently closed Lohner & Co watch factory to name their new watch company Oris, after a nearby brook. By 1911, with over 300 workers, Oris had become the largest employer in Hölstein, one that provided homes for its staff. Then around 1925, ORIS started fitting bracelet buckles to its pocket watches, thereby transforming them into fully-fledged wristwatches.

But in 1927, the brand’s co-founder Georges Christian died leaving Jacques-David LeCoultre, Antoine LeCoultre’s grandson, as the President of the Board of Directors. In 1970, just before the quartz crisis hit, Oris became part of ASUAG, the now Swatch Group. From 1928 to 1971 Herzog steered Oris through the many watchmaking highs and lows of the 20th century and in 1982 Dr Rolf Portmann and Ulrich W. Herzog lead a management buyout and soon formed the new Oris SA that bravely elected to abandon quartz and produce solely mechanical timepieces. From its own dial factory in Bel in 1936 to the first ORIS escapements in 1936 to the birth of its first watch for pilots with a distinguishing big crown and a Pointer Calendar function and their famous clocks amongst other accolades, ORIS today has made its mark be it under water, on the race-track or in the air.

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