Corporate Affairs – OISA 1937, Return of Movements Made in Italy

Although Italy’s influence on the watchmaking industry is undeniable, it is probably not the first country to remember the idea of ​​making a motion picture. However, back in 1937, Domenico Morezzi set up OISA – Orologeria Italiana Società Azionaria – in Milan to begin the process. Over the years, several calibers have been made and millions of Made in Italy movements were made. With the quartz problem, the company had to suspend its operations. But Carlo Boggio Ferraris, who still owns parts of the Swiss Made movements, had a dream to restart the business of making his band…

To resume production of Italian machines, a team of four people was formed. Historically, OISA 1937 was a partner (buyer and seller) of GENESI, a watchmaking company founded in the 1960s and now included in the LOCMAN group. The industrial activity was created by Marco Mantovani, President of LOCMAN. There is also Benedetto Perrotta of Officina Meccanica Futura, a well-known craft company. And finally, Andrea Morante, a well-known Italian corporation (ex-CEO of Pomellato), as a financial friend.

The idea is to give the whole section a high-quality, accurate and reliable ‘Made in Italy’ mechanical system. Production in our meetings in Pavia has already begun, with very good results. By 2022, about 1,000 trains will be developed and, from 2023, we are seeing a gradual growth to reach even higher levels,”Says Ferraris. The goal is not just to use the group on arrival Domenico Morezzi slow printing and other LOCMAN clocks, as well as providing an excellent Italian color scheme that focuses on machine movement.

OISA 1937 Back to the Italian Mechanical System
Model 29-50 Cinque Ponti printed by OISA 1937

Currently, the production of OISA 1937 Manufacture focuses on the hand of the 29-50 Cinque Ponti, manufactured in the 1960s by Domenico Morezzi, and redesigned to be more modern. At 29.50mm in diameter and 3.5mm in thickness, 29-50 travels at 25,200vph with a storage capacity of 60 hours. Stop-seconds gives you the opportunity to set real-time. The components are manufactured in Italy, in particular, due to the expertise of industry partners and several components are manufactured in Switzerland. The group will be officially launched in January 2022.

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