1904 introduces the world to Oris, founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Hölstein, Switzerland. Now just over a hundred years old, this reliable watchmaker continues to produce classical, elegant timepieces of the highest caliber. As has been the trend with other luxury watchmakers, Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches has partnered with the equally venerated Formula 1 racing team BMW-Williams to produce a line of stunning timepieces.
Stainless steel case with a black leather strap. Fixed bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and Arabic numeral/index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent superluminova c1 hands and markers. Day and date display. Chronograph – sub-dials displaying: three – 12 hours, 25 minute and 1/4th of a second. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches Calibre 775, base SW 500 automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Solid case back. Case size: 44 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 22 mm. Deployment with push button release clasp. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, day, hour, minute, second. Additional Info: limited edition – 500 pieces made; inspired by the winning car of the raid suisse-paris 2012 race, the iconic jaguar 420. Sport watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Item Variations: 01 775 7686 4084-Set. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches Raid Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition Men’s Watch 775-7686-4084SET.
Have it known that the US side of Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches operation is comprised of some very lovely, helpful people. While I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked with them at Baselworld 2010, I will be spending more time with their watch collection in June. I was able to get shots of a very cool limited edition piece – the Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID Chronograph. RAID is a rally race of vintage cars. It now takes place in Switzerland and France, and only includes automobiles made before 1975. If you want to learn more about it, just Google it.
This should explain the styling of the RAID Chronograph watch. It looks quire retro and reminds us of when cars had really swoopy roofs. Specifically, the dial is influenced by the tachometer of a 1952 Jaguar XK 120 – that has the redline area reversed. Use of this concept adds that always welcome splash of red to the dial. Seeing the font of the Arabic numerals on the dial, and you can bring yourself back to the era of 1950’s British roadsters. It is done quite well actually. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches could have been OK just giving the watch a cheeky dial, but there are other little details that you should appreciate. Look at the unique chronograph pushers for example, and the charcoal gray tone of the face.
Not coincidental at all is how legible the watch is. A lot of the time brands make silly homage watches like this that fail to be useful as daily wears – not here. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches stays true to its ideals as a watchmaker, so the 43.5mm wide steel case has a very legible design, properly sized nickle needle hands with SuperLumiNova luminant, and a very easy to read chronograph.
The automatic movement is a base Swiss ETA. Perhaps an 2894 given the layout – or a modified 7750. Either way, the movement has been modified given the starting positions of the chronograph – that coincide with the unique layout of the tachometer on the 52 Jag XK 120. The watch case has a AR coated sapphire crystal, and water resistant to 30 meters.
I enjoy the watch case finishing and the typical attention to detail that you see in most Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches watches. The back of the watch is engraved with the RAID logo, and the edition number of this limited edition piece. I am really amazed at just how varied Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches brand watches can be, but still be well executed in their own right. The Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID Chronograph will be limited to 500 pieces. Not totally sure about the price right now, going to be maybe $4,000 – $5,000. I will try to update the price as I get a better figure. Look for this cool watch later this year.
This is a very cool watch from Oris, and as far as I can see (and own – I
own two Oris), they are pushing for nice and affordable design, which is nice
for the Swiss Watch Industry cause.
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is the new time keeper and Official Watch Partner of the RAID classic car rallies. To mark the occasion of the 20th RAID Suisse-Paris Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is launching a limited edition chronograph with a dial design inspired by the rev counter of a 1952 Jaguar XK 120.
RAID was originally carried out as a quality test in Africa by French car manufacturers. Since 1991 it has been staged in Switzerland and France as a classic car rally and sees competitors cover up to 1000km on country roads in cars built before 1975.
The dial design of the Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID Chronograph is based on the dashboard of the winning car from the 2009 rally – a 1952 Jaguar XK 120. The hour and minute counters have a distinctive red zone, which reflects the red danger zone of the Jaguar’s rev counter.
The design features are classic car, but the stainless steel case is classic Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches Artelier: elegant, beautifully crafted and gently curved to ensure a perfect fit on the wrist.
The competitors in the RAID rally put themselves and their cars through a number of challenges that test their skills as navigators, drivers and mechanics.
The Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID Chronograph is reliable, resilient and equal to the challenges of RAID, one of Europe’s biggest classic rallies. It matches the cars in terms of beauty and craftsmanship. Limited to just 500 pieces it’s a classic.
RAID 2013 Limited Edition
Inspired by Jaguar
Since 2009 Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches has been the official timekeeper for the RAID Suisse-Paris, a challenging rally for pre-1975 classic cars. To celebrate the 23rd edition of this classic rally, Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches has created the Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID 2013 Limited Edition, inspired by the winning car of the 2012 race, the iconic Jaguar 420.
The only great rally with Paris as its final destination, the RAID Suisse-Paris is a 600-mile journey along a truly picturesque route. Given the classic status of the cars competing, the rally tests not only the ability and timekeeping of the drivers but also the capacity of the cars to withstand the testing demands of the race.
The Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID 2013 Limited Edition, created to celebrate the 23rd RAID Suisse-Paris, is designed in dedication to the 1967 Jaguar 420, winner of last year’s race. The dial is inspired by the unique characteristics of the Jaguar 420 dashboard, and incorporates emblematic elements of the winning car including the red triangle and signature number font.
Limited to just 500 pieces and presented in a luxury wooden box, the Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID 2013 Limited Edition epitomises the unique characteristics of the Jaguar 420.
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches RAID 2013 Limited Edition
Ref. No. 775 7686 4084, Ø 44.00mm
Limited to 500 pieces
- Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches automatic mechanical movement 775, based on SW 500, with Chronograph function, date at 6 o’clock and day at 9 o’clock
- Multi-piece stainless steel case with stainless steel crown and pushers. Water resistant to 5 bar
- Sapphire crystal top glass, domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside
- Screwed case back with special engraving
- Black leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
- Luxury wooden gift box
- Swiss Retail Price 3’550.00
Over 100 years Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches has been making watches in Switzerland. Our watches are purely mechanical and are marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches mechanicals. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches watches are also popular, as celebrities from Formula One, diving, jazz and aviation queue up to wear and support our unique creations.
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is one of a small handful of Swiss watch brands that makes only mechanical watches. A mechanical watch is a thing of beauty, designed according to principles that have been around for generations and will continue long into the future.
We’re proud of our long history and heritage – and we never forget it whenever we are developing new movements and new watch designs. An Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches watch is an item built to last and provide a lifetime of enjoyment.
Innovative and Genuine
The Red Rotor is a trademarked symbol of Oris’s High-Mech approach to watchmaking. Whenever you see the Red Rotor, you can be sure it’s inside a genuine, sensibly priced Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches watch that’s innovative, functional and designed to bring many years of pleasure.
A Spirit of Independence
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is an independent company, which means its values are in safe hands. It also means we’re efficient and free to innovate and explore useful functions and features that our customers want and need.
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is founded by Paul Cattin (right) and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein. They buy the recently closed Lohner & Co watch factory, and on June 1, 1904 the two men enter into a contract with the local mayor. They name their new watch company Oris, after a nearby brook.
A PERIOD OF EXPANSION
By 1911, Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches has become the largest employer in Hölstein, with over 300 workers. To entice more watchmakers, it builds houses and apartments for its staff. Oris’s success continues, and it expands so that by 1929 it has factories in Hölstein (1904), Holderbank (1906), Como (1908), Courgenay (1916), Herbetswil (1925) and Ziefen (1925).
THE FIRST ED MARSHALL RAID ORIS WATCHES WRISTWATCHES
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches expands further still, opening a factory in Ziefen and its own electroplating factory in Herbetswil. The company begins to fit bracelet buckles to its pocket watches, thereby transforming them into fully-fledged wristwatches.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Following the death of Georges Christian a year earlier, Oscar Herzog, Christian’s brother-in-law, takes over as General Manager, a position he will hold for 43 years. From 1928 to 1971 Herzog steers Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches through the many watchmaking highs and lows of the 20th century.
THE SWISS WATCH STATUTE
Oscar Herzog’s ambitions to improve the quality of his company’s products run into trouble when, on March 12, 1934, the Swiss government introduces the so-called ‘Watch Statute’, a peculiar law designed to protect and regulate the industry that prevents watch companies from introducing new technologies without permission. Until that point, Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches had been using pin-lever escapement (Roskopf escapement) movements, which were claimed to be less accurate than the lever escapements used by some of Oris’s competitors, who had adopted such technology before the law was passed.
HE FIRST ED MARSHALL RAID ORIS WATCHES ESCAPEMENTS
As an integrated manufacturer Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches produces its own watch escapements. The company employs many highly skilled watchmakers, becoming one of the first employers to offer equal opportunities to both men and women.
THE BIRTH OF THE BIG CROWN
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches introduces its first watch for pilots, which has a distinguishing big crown and a Pointer Calendar function. The collection takes its name from the watch’s oversized crown, employed as an aid to pilots who adjust their watches while wearing leather gloves. In time, aviation becomes one of the four ‘Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches Worlds’.
During the Second World War, Oris’s distribution network beyond Switzerland is reduced significantly. To keep business alive, the company starts manufacturing alarm clocks. The famous eight-day power reserve model is launched in 1949.
THE 8-DAY CLOCK
During the Second World War, the company’s output is limited to around 200,000 pieces a year. Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches keeps business alive by manufacturing alarm clocks, which leads to the landmark eight-day power reserve model launched at the end of the 1940s.
THE FIRST ED MARSHALL RAID ORIS WATCHES AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches launches its first automatic watch with a power reserve indicator. It’s powered by Oris’s highly accurate Calibre 601.
A LEGEND COMES TO LIFE
Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches launches a state-of-the-art diver’s watch with a unidirectional rotating bezel with timer scale, bold, luminescent numerals, and water resistance to 100m. The watch will be re-released 50 years later, becoming one of the company’s most successful launches.
THE FIRST ED MARSHALL RAID ORIS WATCHES CHRONOMETER
The Swiss ‘Watch Statute’ introduced in 1934 prevents Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches introducing new technology for more than 30 years, but in 1966, the statute is reversed. Just two years later, the company unveils Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches Calibre 652 (which uses a superior lever escapement). It is awarded full chronometer certification – the highest distinction for accuracy – by the Observatoire Astronomique et Chronométrique.
As part of its mission to ‘Go Your Own Way’, Ed Marshall Raid Oris Watches is striving to bring change for the better by behaving in a more ecologically friendly way. As well as introducing more sustainable materials and manufacturing techniques, it also means raising awareness. The Oceans Project is at the forefront of that ambition, highlighting the threat posed to the world’s oceans by plastic.