Oris has always worked exclusively in the affordable range mechanical watch category. Swiss craftsmen have been manufacturing Oris watches in the village of Hölstein in the Jura Mountains in Switzerland since 1904. Their watches are purely mechanical and are marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Oris mechanicals – they have passed rigorous quality control tests before leaving the workshop in Hölstein. Oris only produces mechanical watches and not a single battery-powered watch leaves their workshops. Oris watches are also popular as celebrities from Formula One, diving, jazz and aviation queue up to wear and support their unique creations.

Oris offers the luxury of common sense, which means that they offer customers the best possible watch for their money, using useful complications and functional designs.

Oris is one of the few Swiss watch companies to remain independent and be run by its owners.