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Oris is founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein. They bought  the recently closed Lohner & Co watch factory, and on June 1, 1904 the two men enter into a contract with the local mayor. They named their new watch company Oris, after a nearby brook.

Today the Oris named is renowned for its social responsibility driven designs and movement.

‘Go Your Own Way’ by Oris is a philosophy that encapsulates the key values by which the brand functions: The spirit of Independence, Craftsmanship and Quality.