Oris Motor Sport Wrist Watches Review: TT3, Chronoris
Oris TT3 Motor Sport watches combine features of a racing car timer with unexpectedly fancy design. Oris TT3 pieces succeed in looking both sport oriented and stylish – and prove that it's possible to alloy function with elegant looks.
The list of functionalities and materials is long and impressive: chronograph, dual time and day date complications pulsate inside titanium cases, supported by flexible rubber straps – these are the the basic specifications of this collection. Now let's have a closer look at the design.
Oris TT3 offers several models, some of which are more suitable as anniversary gifts or amateur racing instruments. For instance, the Gold Limited Edition (certified chronometer movement) substitutes titanium and rubber for rose gold and leather, which results in flashier and heavier timepieces that may not be the first choice for a professional driver.
Oris TT3 Design
The more straightforward variations emphasize the patterned (reminiscent of black tires) carbon dials and the expressive Arabic numerals; large chronograph push buttons control the additional subdials located at 6 and 12 o'clock.
Characteristically, Oris strive to leave the dials as clear as possible, moving the tachometer and additional minute scale to the bezel.
Overall, Oris TT3 prefers dark colors and leaves the impression of a highly focused line of watches.
Oris Chronoris is the vintage Motor Sport watch that goes for the retro simplified look. Chronoris goes the extra length to conceal the technologically advanced movement by the uncomplicated rugged appearance (leather, stainless steel). Instead of carbon fiber, bright orange color provides the contrast necessary for immediate legibility.
Both Oris TT3 and Oris Chronoris employ mechanical automatic (self-winding) red rotor calibers. The movements supply between 38 and 42 hours of power reserve – the standard provided by most watchmakers (for instance, Seiko). 25 jewels inside the mechanism's ensure its smooth motion.