If you’ve ever been to Switzerland, you’ll know that it is the country’s train network that is its lifeblood, connecting far-flung locations over rugged terrain, allowing the movement of people and goods quickly and easily over long distances.
Oris, founded in 1904 and based in the town of Holstein has its own train related story with the Waldenburgerbahn or Waldenburger railway, a short 13 km railway network that links the towns of Liestal in the north and Waldenburg in the south and passing the Oris factory in the middle.
The railway serviced commuters in the region, fuelling Oris’ growth and enriching the region. Over the past 140 years, the Waldenburgerbahn has progressed from steam locomotives, to the current low carbon high tech tramway that will open in December 2022. This ‘green’ initiative ties in with Oris Emissions Reduction Programme formalised in the company’s first Sustainability Report. In practical terms, it allows Oris’ employees and other commuters a low carbon means of travelling between places of work, leisure and home.
The Oris Waldenburgerbahn Limited Edition, a 1,000 piece edition commemorates this occasion – featuring Oris’ signature Big Crown Pointer Date and special case back engraving of the old Waldenburgerbahn locomotive.
This 1,000 piece edition comes in a 40 mm multi-piece steel case with anti-reflective sapphire glass on dial side and case back. A screw in crown enables 5 bar water resistance and the 20mm lug width offers quick change strap option variety, although it comes with a dark brown Cervo Volante deer leather strap.
It is powered by the Oris 754 Automatic beating at 4 Hz with power reserve of 38 hours. A 26 jewel, 25.6mm, 11.5 ligne sized movement features hacking seconds, hours, minutes, seconds and instantaneous date change functionality. The black dial comes with printed Arabic numerals and markers, with hands with Super Luminova for ultimate readability.
Case Multi-piece stainless steel case Size 40.00 mm (1.575 inches) Dial Black Luminous material Indices, numbers and hands with Super-LumiNova®
Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
Operating devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown Strap Dark brown Cervo Volante deer leather with quick strap change system
Water resistance 5 bar
Number Oris 754 Functions Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second Winding Automatic Power reserve 38 hours
Limited edition 1,000 numbered pieces, with leather travel pouch and card holder, and special Hölstein map cleaning cloth
Swiss retail price CHF 2,100 Available November 2022