Oris ProPilot Altimeter
Power reserve: 56 h, 28800 variations / hours
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 ProPilot Altimeter continued that tradition by accurately relaying the time,air pressure and altitude via a single dial – entirely mechanically. Full of innovation, it became a watch pilots, mountaineers, hikers and so-called “watchnerds” aspired to. Now, after a three-year project, we’ve made it even better. The new ProPilot Altimeter has an improved altimeter module, capable of indicating altitude up to 19,700 feet or 6,000 metres (as before, there are two available configurations), where previously the scales topped out at 15,000 feet or 4,500 metres. The new watch’s case is in lightweight carbon fibre produced using an innovative process developed and perfected by our partner 9T Labs (see page 10), a spin-off from the prestigious ETH Zurich university (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). It houses Calibre 793, a slimline automatic with animproved 56-hour power reserve that sits inside a case 1mm thinner than the original.