Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

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    Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    I've put an inquiry in via Oris' website, but I thought I'd ask here as well in case anyone has already found this information.

    I'm trying to find out what grade of Sellita movements Oris use in their watches, specifically the Aquis Date collection. The Oris caliber 733 is a base SW 200-1 with the branded red rotor, but Oris doesn't specify if the SW 200-1 is of Standard or Premium (Top) grade.

    Using Top grade over Standard would mean an expected accuracy difference of +/- 12spd Vs 4spd, better shock protection, and improved isochronism:
    http://www.sellita.ch/scripts/calibr...SW200-1_39.pdf

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    Oris uses elaboré standard for the watches equipped with Sellita movements.

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    Re: Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    Oris makes use of elabore standard Sellita movements. They have always been cagey about what grade of movement they used and what extra (other than fitting a red rotor) work they did on said movements.

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    Thank you both. That's a shame, really. If Oris do eventually respond with more info to my inquiry I'll post it here.
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    Re: Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    I watched a video about the D65 where the poster said he had the back off and noted an elaboré grade SW200-1 movement with the addition of incabloc shock protection. Apparently, Oris custom order their movements from Sellita this way, which is a good thing IMO.

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    Re: Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by LosAngelesTimer View Post
    I watched a video about the D65 where the poster said he had the back off and noted an elaboré grade SW200-1 movement with the addition of incabloc shock protection. Apparently, Oris custom order their movements from Sellita this way, which is a good thing IMO.
    Yeah, I've read a few threads about the upgraded Incabloc now too since posting this thread. It's certainly a welcome upgrade, but I was hoping to discover a Top grade movement instead. Particularly for the Glucydur balance wheel and regulation to 5 positions.
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    Re: Oris-rebranded Sellita movements: what grade are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant View Post
    Yeah, I've read a few threads about the upgraded Incabloc now too since posting this thread. It's certainly a welcome upgrade, but I was hoping to discover a Top grade movement instead. Particularly for the Glucydur balance wheel and regulation to 5 positions.

    Yeah... I don't think that's gonna happen. Oris would certainly tout their use of top grade movements if that were the case.

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