Monochrome Watches
An online magazine dedicated to fine watches

The New Oris Artelier S, As Pure As It Gets

Smooth and minimalistic... When you want to keep things low-profile

| By Brice Goulard | 2 min read |

Oris is mostly known for its dive watches and instruments for pilots, some of them being part of the most focussed pieces on the market. Think about the Depth Gauge watch or the ProPilot Altimeter… But there’s also a more elegant and restrained side to Oris, with the Artelier collection. Classic, smooth and sometimes even mechanically impressive, this collection might not catch most of the attention but remains an interesting alternative on the market for classic watches. The new Oris Artelier S, which relies on an existing case and technical base, pushes the idea of subtle elegance very, very far.

Meet one of the most “nude” watches of the year. It has to be one of the cleanest dials the brand has ever done. This new Oris Artelier S is all about making a watch discreet and elegant by removing, and not by adding adornments. A deliberate choice, resulting in a watch that is more about its shapes and colours than anything else. That being said, if it was me, I would even have removed all markers, to be as pure and minimalistic as possible… But that might have been too much for some.

Ad – Scroll to continue with article

The Oris Artelier S is housed in a classic, smooth and round case of 38mm. These soft lines continue on top, with a double-domed sapphire crystal, a thin bezel and polished surfaces. The crown is unobtrusive, the caseback screwed and equipped with a see-through crystal and the strap, which depending on the dial colour is either dark brown or black, is equally smooth and simplistic, without stitching but with a steel folding clasp.

These new Artelier S have extremely pure dials, leaving most of the watches’ character down to the colour (forest green or black), the sunray-brushed surface or the pretty nice domed profile. Makers…? Down to the minimum, printed in white and extremely short. The hands…? Well, there are three but they remain also very simple, yet coated with Super-LumiNova. And as for the literature, it’s only about the Oris logo and the Swiss Made mention at 6 o’clock. Inside the case is the calibre Oris 733, based on the automatic Sellita SW200.

Now available from the brand and retailers, the new Oris Artelier S watches are priced at CHF 1,900. For more details, please visit

2 responses

  1. Love them with a caveat: Oris needs to make Artelier S with a salmon dial.


Leave a Reply