I do like a good retrotastic 1970s watch design remade/ updated, and Oris have released one that will appeal to those who also share this weak spot.
Zenith aren’t the only ones reviving a model name at Baselworld 2017, with Oris deciding to bring back the ‘Chronoris’. The original Chronoris of the 1970s was a stop seconds chronograph (the hint’s in the name), the first chronograph made by Oris. This new version, as you can see, isn’t a remake but has a date function instead. However, it does have a rotating inner bezel (operated via the crown at 4 o’clock) that can be used for timing purposes.
The case is 39mm of brushed steel with a quintessentially 1970s-styled tonneau shape. Oris have to decided to go with a silver/ grey colour scheme, with (also very 1970s) orange as the contrasting colour of choice for the hands and indices. The date window’s disc colour, one of those topics that can divide watch people, is kept white, providing balance with the 9 o’clock marker.
As well as a stainless steel bracelet (fifteen links, like the original), the new Oris Chronoris Date will be available with a number of strap options – brown leather, black leather, rubber, and grey NATO.
The Australian RRP will be $2,500 on the bracelet and $2,300 for the other strap options.
It’s worth noting that it’s not the first modern Chronoris – a few years ago there was a special commemorative Oris Chronoris Chronograph and also an Oris Chronoris GP 1970 GMT limited edition.