Oris honors the spirit of the ’90s with its 250-piece Hölstein Edition 2022.
We’re only halfway through 2022, and it seems every watchmaker has travel in mind. To celebrate its 118th birthday, Oris looked to its Full Steel Worldtimer, released in the late ’90s, as inspiration for its annual 250-piece Hölstein Edition, a celebration of the Swiss brand’s hometown.
“This place and this valley define who we are, so if you like, [the Hölstein Edition timepieces are] a gift to ourselves but also to our community,” says Rolf Studer, Oris co-CEO. “Hölstein Editions always have a quirk, and they always tell our story. For example, they’re the only pieces that feature the Oris Bear. He’s a symbol of warmth, joy and going your own way.”
Ready to travel the world.
Oris Co-CEO Rolf Studer
The real-world functionality of the Hölstein Edition 2022 is both ingenious and intuitive. Using plus and minus pushers on either side of the case, a second time zone can be tracked and easily adjusted in one-hour increments, either forward or backward. Th e subdial at 3 o’clock presents the user’s home time, while the hour and minute hands show local time. As the hour passes midnight in either direction, the date follows suit. A faithful revival of the original, the new Full Steel Worldtimer is a limited edition of 250 pieces.
“The Full Steel Worldtimer was always one of my favorite watches, long before I worked at Oris, and I think it’s a much-underrated design,” says Studer. “I also love the movement—a watchmaking landmark. Until Calibre 110 in 2014, Calibre 690 was our most complicated movement, which is a special legacy.”
The woods near the home of the manufacturer in Hölstein.
The Hölstein Edition is limited to 250 pieces and is a faithful revival of this Oris icon from 1998.