We are very proud to announce that we have been given the honour and responsibility of representing Oris Watches here in New Zealand.
Our stock has just arrived and is on display in-store and on-line now.
Oris is one of the few remaining independent and privately owned manufacturers which gives the brand scope to develop and innovate with true freedom.
A little bit of history..
Oris has been making watches since 1904. They are one of a small handful of Swiss watch brands that makes only mechanical watches.
Oris was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein in 1904 and they named their new watch company Oris, after a nearby brook.
By the end of the 1960s, Oris is one of the 10 largest watch companies in the world. They now employ 800 people across a network of factories in Hölstein and beyond, and produce 1.2 million watches and clocks a year.
The company develops its own tools and machinery, and even runs an apprenticeship scheme, training 40 engineers and watchmakers every year.
In August 2021 Oris announced that they became carbon neutral. Working with one of the world’s leading independent climate action experts ClimatePartner, which calculated the carbon footprint of their company and their products, taking into account carbon emissions from activities as diverse as heating our factory and commuting to work.
ClimatePartner has since issued Oris with a certificate confirming that they offset more than 2,500 tonnes of CO2 through our support of the “Clean oceans” project, run by Plastic Bank, which has stopped one billion plastic bottles entering the ocean. For each compensated tonne of CO2, 10 kg of plastic waste is collected.
Oris watches - available exclusively in NZ both in our Wellington store and online.