The bold and trendy Artix Skeleton is the latest addition to Oris’s Artix line of contemporary watches. The skeletonized, black-plated mechanical movement gives it a contemporary and powerful appeal. Oris’s latest skeletonized watch brings elements of both classical and contemporary watchmaking together, combining a skeletonized movement with the best of 21st century watch design and finishing techniques. Oris has black-plated the skeletonized parts of the movement in various shades of black and grey, giving it an intriguing three-dimensional finish.
Historically, watchmakers practiced skeletonization so they could showcase their talents and reveal the intricacies of a movement. While that’s still true today, it’s now also seen by watch enthusiasts as an opportunity to demonstrate their appreciation for the watchmaking tradition. Oris is a passionate believer in perpetuating the watchmaker’s craft and has been at the forefront of the movement to promote the intrinsic, long-lasting value of a mechanical watch.
The Oris Artix Skeleton has a number of considered touches beyond its blackened movement parts. The company logo has been elegantly and discreetly milled into a bridge of the dial at 3 o’clock, while openings right through the movement give the wearer occasional glimpses of Oris’s signature Red Rotor as it rotates.
Oris has also given careful consideration to the Artix Skeleton’s size. The original Artix was 42mm in diameter, but the new watch is a more contemporary 39mm in diameter. The new Oris Artix Skeleton is a timeless blend of traditional watchmaking values and contemporary design.
The watch features an Oris Caliber 734 automatic movement which is black-plated. The watch case is multi-piece stainless steel with a stainless steel crown and is water resistant to 100 meters. The front and back of the watch are covered with sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. The watch is fitted with a black leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp and is also available with a stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp.