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Oris Unveils the ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser in a Dazzling Debut at Dubai Watch Week 2023

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Oris Unveils the ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser in a Dazzling Debut at Dubai Watch Week 2023

This year at Dubai Watch Week, Oris introduces a technological beauty, a version of the ProPilot X Calibre 400 with a shimmering dial produced using an innovative lasering technique never applied in watchmaking before.

The dial of the ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser stands as a visual marvel, showcasing a groundbreaking technique never before witnessed in Swiss mechanical watch craftsmanship. The titanium dial captivates with a spellbinding play of colors, transitioning seamlessly from shades of blue to green and finally to violet as it gracefully moves.

Based on the principles of biomimicry, specifically a phenomenon found in nature called optical interference. This means that red light waves are destroyed, while blue and green waves are reflected. There is not one drop of colour pigment in this watch’s dial. This inventive treatment is a surface manipulation that splits the light into its components, creating a stunning rainbow effect that changes depending on your viewing angle.

The laser technique we used to create the dial’s unique colour is a watchmaking first. It was developed in partnership with a research lab affiliated to ETH Zürich and applied to the titanium dial under the guidance of our engineering department. Beyond the dial, the watch carries the familiar, challenging form of the forward-looking ProPilot X Calibre 400, first introduced in 2022. It as a titanium 39 mm case, bezel and crown, and a three-link titanium bracelet.

Richard Siegrist, at the helm of development at ORIS, remarks “Its technological beauty at its most captivating, harnessing a phenomenon found in nature. We’re creating beautiful watches loaded with innovation, useful functions, and huge added value. This watch answers it by bringing in technology that’s never been used in this industry before. The link with ETH is important, too. We’re passionate about working with young people and giving them opportunities to showcase their talents and ideas. And put all this together with the ProPilot X Calibre 400, and you get an incredible watch that will bring its owner many years of joy – and make them smile.”

Join us as we push the boundaries of technological beauty and craftsmanship with the unveiling of the ProPilot X Calibre 400 Laser at Dubai Watch Week 2023!

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