Elegant and world-famous - these new aviation watches have it all. The pointer calendar movement was one of the calibers Oris best known for over 70 years. With sapphire crystal, designed to offer great resistance to shocks and scratches, these models are ready to face the challenges of modern life.
Oris expands its Big Crown Pointer Date collection with the incorporation of this model with an oxblood dial. An unusual color, a dark red dial, rarely seen in watchmaking.
Long before Oris produced its first diving watch in 1965, the Swiss brand had made a pilot's wristwatch called Big crown in 1938. Patented in 1915 by A. Hammerly, the date was indicated with an additional central hand instead of the classic date window. This new model, named after its famous ancestor, Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, a family of vintage pilot's watches.
The dial oxblood, which is technically dark red with brownish hues (not to be confused with burgundy), the cathedral-shaped hands and the stylized line used for Arabic numerals, make it an “old school” pilot's watch.
Legibility is key in a pilot's watch and the dark red dial contrasts well with every single detail. To further improve readability, the numbers and hands are treated with Super-LumiNova beige color. 4
The additional hand for the calendar has the inverted arrow pointer highlighted in red as it surrounds the peripheral date track.
The watch, shown in a 40 mm case with brushed and polished surfaces, has a fluted bezel and the typical oversized crown.
The back of the watch reveals the automatic movement Oris caliber 754, basic Sellita SW 200-1, internally modified for date complication - with the typical red bi-directional rotor.
The movement has a power reserve of 38 hours and a frequency of 28.800 vibrations per hour.
THEOris Big Crown Pointer Date Oxblood it is complemented by a brown suede deerskin strap, with a stainless steel buckle. Price 1.500 EURO.