Oris Artelier Worldtimer

Par Florian Matrion, le 4 juin 2010
Artelier Worldtimer
Artelier Worldtimer
Diaporama
In 2004, to celebrate its 100 years of existence, Oris launched the range Artelier. Since then, the collection has expanded. Today, we have been able to test the Worldtimer model.
Exclusive! review of the Artelier Worldtimer. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
49/100
Note des internautes
76/100

In 2004, to celebrate its 100 years of existence, Oris launched the range Artelier. Since then, around a common aestheticism and over the course of complications, the collection has expanded. Today, we have been able to test the Worldtimer model.

 

A comfortable watch to wear

The aestheticism of the Artelier range is found in a completely polished casing with rounded shapes and a bulb crown.
Its generous dimensions of 42.5mm of diameter are partially compensated with plunging lugs that make it comfortable to wear.

 

An elegant and flattering dial

The dial is elegant and flattering. Its two grey and silver surfaces are fully engine turned, as well as the two slightly planted out sub-dials.
These are with slightly different size but the general balance of the dial is preserved, as well as the date placed at 6 o’clock.

The texts such as Oris or Worldtimer are meticulously painted – an exercise never always taken for granted on this type of finishing – while the painting around the date window is not exactly centered on this one.

The markers, the peripheral hooping and the hands are treated almost in the same way.
“Almost” because the markers have a yellower tonality than the other two elements that are pinker.
A more homogenous ensemble would not have harmed.

The entirety gives a good general impression while offering with this different contrasts a satisfying readability.

A slightly rounded and antireflection sapphire on its internal face protects the whole.

The strap, contrary to what the pattern might suggest, is made of leather. It seems to quickly leave a mark at the pin.
A folding buckle or another strap could be necessary.

 

The Worldtimer enables to display two time zones thanks to an easy system of the GMT function.

 

An easy use of the GMT function

Regarding the functionality, the Worldtimer enables to display two time zones.
The referring time (GMT time or time of the country of origin for example) is shown on a twelve-hour basis inside of the right-hand side sub-dial, which also has a day/night indication.

Concerning the local time, it is mentioned on the central hands and can be changed with the push buttons at 4 and 8 o’clock.

Their use is easy and do not risk any use at untimely moments.

At the moment of hand setting, the minutes indicated by the two times can be shifted to one or two minutes, but this phenomenon is corrected when the watch is restarted.

 

 

The movement

Modified from an ETA 2836, the 690 caliber beats 28.800 alternations per hour and has a power reserve of 38 hours, which is a bit reduced because of its complications.

The finishing of the movement is primary and we recognize as a signature the famous red rotor characteristics of the Oris.

 

Conclusion

If the global impression is rather positive thanks to the general style of the watch and its well-realized functionalities, we are slightly disappointed by the level of the finishing that deserves some improvement.

 

The + :

  • the function GMT that is practical and easy to use
  • the general aestheticism

 

The – :

  • the uneven finishing level
  • the little size of the casing for a formal watch

 

Further information :

  • journalist’s wrist = 17,5 cm
  • brand website : Oris
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Données constructeur

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Modèle
Référence constructeur
Boîtier (matière)
Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
Mouvement
Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
Longueur corne à corne
Hauteur boîtier
Etanchéité
Bracelet (matière)
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Boucle (matière)
Poids total

L'avis de la rédaction 49/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 76/100

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Finitions (/20)
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