Starting in 1904, this innovative watch manufacturer was opened in Switzerland by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian. In 1925, they started their own electroplating factory. In 1938, the legendary pointer calendar watch started to be made. By 1950, Cattin and Christian had built a solid reputation for high quality alarm clocks. The company brandished a clock that only needed to be wound every eight days. Oris watches are mechanical watches rather than more common quartz movement watches. In 1988, the first mechanical alarm wrist watch was introduced in limited edition.