Oris’ love affair with its hometown isn’t a secret, and if you’re a connoisseur of the brand’s luxurious Swiss timepieces, you’ll likely know that its very name was inspired by that same town’s nearby waterway. To honor its history within the village of Hölstein, the brand has decided to release a limited-edition variant of its Divers Sixty-Five chronograph — a recognizable wrist-worn essential that’s become symbolic of its time-tested story.
To begin, the Oris Hölstein Edition 2020 Chronograph takes on a perfectly-sized 43mm case, complementing its gold-plated panda dial with a similarly-hued enclosure. Dive a bit deeper into the watch, and you’ll find that a unidirectional bezel, raised relief, and etched markers help to define the Holstein’s design-focused persona. But there are two distinct traits that make the limited-edition chronograph stand apart from its brethren: an embossed Oris Bear caseback, which illustrates the company’s professionally-dressed mascot, and a solid bronze bracelet, which is the first to ever be fitted alongside a Swiss timekeeper. If you’re a fan of Oris’ small-town homage, head over to the company’s website, where you’ll be able to pick up one of the limited-to-250 examples for $5,200.