Oris - High-Mech with the red rotor
For watch lovers with a penchant for Swiss tradition, the name Oris brings a smile to the face. The company now looks back on a history of more than a hundred years. Created in 1904 by its founding fathers, the name quickly gained popularity and the company expanded. After the death of one of the two founders, Georges Christian, the company brought additional know-how into the company. Jacques-David LeCoultre of the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre now serves as a director. From within the company, Christian's son-in-law, Oscar Herzog, moves to the head of the company. In 1938, the company launched the Big Crown, thus creating one of its four current lines of business, aviation. The Big Crown is characterized by its simple operation. Oris single-mindedly builds other watches, including diving watches and watches for motor sport. The company emerged from the quartz crisis in a very shaken state, and its management decided to build only mechanical watches. A child of this development is the TT1, introduced in 2001. In addition to the stainless steel case, it features a bezel and a rubber strap. The latter is equipped with a longitudinal tyre profile - a real novelty. The TT1 in its various variations continues to delight motorsport fans.