1970, rollin’ in sight. Oris gave the world the Chronoris that year, the company’s first in-house chronograph movement. A clever name, a big case, and all the splashy Seventies graphics your wrist could handle made it quite a compelling piece.
But the Seventies are back, baby, as we’ve seen with so many of these reissues or tribute watches. And at Baselworld this year Oris is diving into its history, and the aesthetic, but not as exactly as you think… More at Worn & Wound.
There are tons of retro recreations around at the moment, but the Oris Chronoris is one of the best I have seen.
What perplexes me about 1970’s watches is that everything else from the era (clothes, furniture, cars etc) was pretty hideous, but the watches were stunning.