Inspired by aviation for over 70 years, Swiss watch manufacturer Oris has been producing pilot watches since the launch of the first Oris Big Crown in the late 1930s, to help fighter pilots keep the time during World War II. As part of the new ProPilot collection and as the latest addition to the Big Crown family, new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date shows also that it has what it takes, in other words it belongs to the skies. Oris have several decades of experience to know what pilots demands of a timepiece, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date is simply designed with accuracy and functionality.
The pilot’s need for minimal distraction whilst in command, enhanced legibility forms the foundation of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date’s unique design. The 45mm wide multi-piece stainless steel case, houses the Oris self-winding mechanical movement Cal. 752, based on Sellita SW220-1 which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and offers a power reserve of 38 hours. A movement that guarantees reliability and precision. The watch is also water-resistant to 100 metres/330 feet.
The screwed case-back features a see-through sapphire crystal. On top we find a sapphire crystal, which is domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside protecting the lovely black dial. The dial comes with printed Arabic numerals filled with eye-catching Super-LumiNova, same thing goes with the large hour hands, minutes and it also features a bold white-on-black double enlarged display at 3 o’clock showing the day and date for better readability.
The style of this timepiece gets its inspiration from the turbine jet engine, and the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date’s striking bezel features a coin edged top ring, case back and the knurled screw-in stainless steel crown. This neat timepiece has been designed to ensure it not only aids its pilot within the cockpit, but is also a neat accompaniment on land.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date (Ref. No. 752 7698 4164 T) can be matched to the new military green textile strap with stainless steel folding clasp. Also available on a black leather strap or metal bracelet. This model has the same silhouette as the aviator models, but is a more streamlined and modern watch that’s priced at 1,600 CHF, it will certainly have the watch geeks taking a closer look. Overall, a true homage to the precision engineering and accurate skills involved in flight, the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date is designed for the sky.