Oris cooks up a treat with Hemsley + Hemsley
THE independent Swiss watch brand and the British food lovers unite around the art of living well
Oris is delighted to announce a new partnership with Hemsley + Hemsley, the two sisters whose conscientious approach to living life and eating well is taking the culinary world by storm.
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The story of Hemsley + Hemsley began in 2010 when sisters Jasmine and Melissa founded their company, focusing on gut health and targeting customers who needed help with digestion. From that seed, and via a string of cooking and catering gigs with top brands and clients that included Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood, grew a hugely successful international business. Their focus on championing sustainable and thoughtfully sourced ingredients, and on cooking and enjoying delicious, nourishing food with friends and family has struck a chord with an audience looking for authenticity.
Today, the duo are the authors of the bestselling cookbooks The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, and operate a café in Selfridges, London’s prestigious department store. Their debut TV series Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley premiered in 2016 and has since been broadcast in 28 countries. They’ve come to symbolise the confidence of modern women who treasure community and appreciate the value of genuine moments.
‘We believe in the nourishing power of real food and that eating well and cooking from scratch can be easy, affordable and enjoyable for everyone,’ say the sisters. ‘Our cooking is all about creating natural, satisfying and easy to digest meals that make you feel vibrant, strong and healthy.’
For Oris, the partnership represents an opportunity to further develop a philosophy that has underpinned the company since it was founded in the Swiss town of Hölstein in 1904. Since those early years, the company has strived to create beautiful watches that deliver authenticity and have a genuinely positive impact on daily life. Today, Oris is one of the few remaining independent Swiss watch companies, leaving it free to create genuine watches with everyday functions that suit the active lifestyles of its customers.
‘When we experienced the Oris philosophy and the quality of their watches first hand, we saw a match instantly,’ says Jasmine of the new partnership. Melissa continues: ‘The spirit of what we’re both trying to achieve couldn’t be more similar. Life can be improved by right choices, whether that’s how, what and when we eat, or our choice of timepiece. We love what Oris stands for.’
Oris Joint Executive Officer Rolf Studer commented: ‘This is an exciting new partnership for Oris and a sign of how we’re evolving as a company. We want to work with people, and particularly with women who want a timekeeping tool that’s also a piece of jewellery, who not only excel in their field, but who are making a concerted effort to bring change for the better. Jasmine and Melissa have spent the last seven years building a business around those values, encouraging people to eat and live better, and to make the most of their time with family and friends.
“In an age when people often live too fast to eat conscientiously, their message is of great importance. We’re thrilled to be working with them and look forward watching the relationship develop.’