Oris has been on a hot streak these last several months. From the selvage-styled Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five, to the exotic Aquis Carysfort GMT, to the undeniably handsome Roberto Clemente Big Crown Pointer Date, they haven’t had a miss. Today, we’re excited to add two exceptional new Oris’ to the Windup Watch Shop, first the sleek and stylish Big Crown ProPilot 57th Reno Air Races Limited Edition GMT, and second Oris’ first watch with their remarkable new movement the Aquis Date Caliber 400.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot is a favorite amongst the Windup Watch Shop team. One of, if not the, most successful modern pilot designs, now with molded lume, it’s a bit of a sleeper in Oris’ collection. The 57th Reno Air Races Limited Edition takes the 41mm version to another level with three distinct elements. First, the outside is coated in a mean looking gun-metal PVD, upping the watch’s modern attitude. Next is the addition of a GMT complication. A natural fit for a pilot’s watch, it adds complexity and purpose. Lastly is a unique disk date display, which furthers the instrument-style aesthetic. Limited to just 1,000 pieces, this is a version of the ProPilot not to miss out on.
Launching an in-house movement is no small occasion for a watch brand, particularly independent and value-driven brands. Always the culmination of years of research and development, not to mention significant financial investment, new movements tend to mark pivotal shifts in a brand’s history. For Oris, the launch of the new and impressive Caliber 400 is certainly such an occasion. While not their first in-house movement, the Caliber 400 is their first modern automatic, one with some great specs and a respectable price to match. Most notably, the Caliber 400 is among only a small handful of movements with a 5-day power reserve, allowing for more time off the wrist without winding. The movement also has well above average magnetic resistance, and comes with a 10-year warranty. Pick one up here while they last.