Higher, slimmer, lighter: The Oris ProPilot Altimeter

Higher, slimmer, lighter: Oris upgrades the world’s first and still only automatic mechanical watch with a mechanical altimeter. 

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.

Oris ProPilot Altimeter Watch

Oris ProPilot Altimeter watch caseback

Since 1904, Oris has focussed on developing high-functioning watches that deliver realworld value. In that time, Oris had developed more than 280 unique calibres and countless watches, many of them offering pioneering, useful, easy-to-use complications.

The Oris ProPilot Altimeter continued that tradition by accurately relaying the time, air pressure and altitude via a single dial – entirely mechanically. Full of joy and innovation, it became a watch pilots, mountaineers, hikers and so-called “watch nerds” aspired to own.

Oris ProPilot Altimeter watch case

Oris ProPilot Altimeter Watch

Now, after a three-year project, the Oris ProPilot Altimeter returns better than ever. 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.

Oris ProPilot Altimeter 9T labs

The new watch’s case is in lightweight carbon fibre produced using an innovative process developed and perfected by Oris partner 9T Labs, a spin-off from the prestigious ETH Zurich university. It houses Calibre 793, a slimline automatic with an improved 56-hour power reserve that sits inside a case 1mm thinner than the original.

Oris ProPilot Altimeter watches

These considered imrpovemets make the new ProPilot Altimeter one of the highest performing, most innovative watches Oris have ever released.

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