Oris is a manufacturer of Swiss luxury wristwatches. The Oris watch factory was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian at Hölstein (Basel-Country) in 1904. Though there are Oris-branded quartz watches from the 1980s, the company is well known for producing only mechanical watches today.
Oris’ first factory was run by only 24 workmen. The first branch of Oris was opened in 1906. ORIS employed more than 300 people in Hölstein in 1911, they built houses and flats for the workers and became the largest employer in the area.