Recently at Dubai Watch Week, independent Swiss brand Oris, renowned for its commitment to innovation, independent spirit and conservation, has once again pushed the boundaries of horology with the new ProPilot X Caliber 400 Laser watch. Priced at $5,200, this timepiece is not merely a watch; it is a technological marvel that showcases a revolutionary dial crafted using an unprecedented lasering technique.
At the heart of this groundbreaking creation is a collaboration with a research lab affiliated with ETH Zürich university. Oris, always unbound by public listings, has provided a platform for bright entrepreneurial students to turn their ideas into tangible, real-world products. The result is a watch that transcends traditional boundaries, both in design and craftsmanship.
The titanium dial of the ProPilot X Caliber 400 Laser is a visual spectacle that captivates the beholder. Changing colors from blue to green to violet as it moves, the dial employs a lasering technique inspired by biomimicry. This technique mimics optical interference found in nature, replicating the iridescence seen in beetles. The effect is achieved without using any color pigments; instead, a surface manipulation technique splits light into its components, creating a mesmerizing rainbow effect that dynamically shifts with the viewing angle.
The avant-garde design of the ProPilot X Caliber 400 Laser extends beyond its captivating dial. The watch maintains the distinctive features of the ProPilot X Caliber 400, featuring a titanium 39 mm case, bezel, and crown, all seamlessly integrated with a three-link titanium bracelet. The overall aesthetic is a testament to Oris’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional watch design.
The heart of this timepiece is the Oris Caliber 400, a game-changing five-day automatic mechanical movement that has earned acclaim for its superior accuracy, anti-magnetism, and reliability. Breaking with tradition, the ProPilot X Caliber 400 Laser omits the date function, allowing the dial to narrate its extraordinary story without distraction. This intentional choice underscores Oris’ dedication to the essence of timekeeping and craftsmanship.
In addition to its aesthetic and technological marvels, the ProPilot X Caliber 400 Laser comes with a 10-year warranty and recommended service intervals, exemplifying Oris’ commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation, and craftsmanship. This watch is not just a timekeeping instrument; it is a wearable piece of art that symbolizes the brand’s relentless pursuit of excellence.