In 2014, Oris became the world’s first watch company to introduce a watch that combined an automatic mechanical movement with a mechanical altimeter in a single watch. This year, the innovative ProPilot Altimeter is back with an upgraded altimeter, a slimmer profile, and a lightweight case.
The new ProPilot Altimeter has an improved altimeter module, capable of indicating altitude up to 19,700 feet or 6,000 meters (as before, there are two available configurations), where previously, the scales topped out at 15,000 feet or 4,500 meters.
The new watch’s case is made in lightweight carbon fiber produced using an innovative process developed and perfected by our partner, 9T Labs, a spin-off from the prestigious ETH Zurich university (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). It houses Caliber 793, a slimline automatic with an improved 56-hour power reserve inside a case 1mm thinner than the original.