Back to in the late 60s, even the most observant person could not have predicted the turmoil that would take place in Swiss watch companies and quartz technology. The most dramatic change, which was the most devastating, was the arrival of an electronic watch that is still called in Switzerland at the time of the Quartz Crisis.
When bitten, shame twice. Nowadays, having rethinked the classic watch as a luxury watch and created a big business behind it, Swiss companies are creating a new arms race among them. The viewing interface is accurate, reliable, and durable. In short, a mechanical watch performs well on all fronts with minimal benefit, and enters real-world experience and stability.
It has an idea close to the heart of Rolf Studer, Co-CEO of the indie brand Oris, a company with a cleverly developed reputation. Last November, Oris launched a well-known group, the Caliber 400, which can be seen as a child of this third form. Empowering swimmers and pilots less than £ 3,000, it offers significant improvements in accuracy, power saving, magnetic resistance, and longevity compared to the “tractor” movement that Oris relied on in the past.
“This is a purposeful journey,” says Studer, who describes a five-year R&D approach to improving everything from geometry of gear wheels to improved mechanical engineering. “By addressing a number of issues and setting a new standard for all, the Caliber 400 directly meets the needs of our customers. They have the ability to do everything on a daily basis.”
The storm will last for five days (120 hours), where 40 to 42 hours were previously. Interestingly, Oris states that watches with a Caliber 400 can be worn for a full ten years before they need to be serviced, which is backed by a 10-year warranty that equates to a two-year warranty and a four-year validity trip. or five years.