The Oris Big Crown ProPilot line is the brand’s take on the modern pilot’s watch. A rare unique vision of a common type of watch, large numerals made of molded lume and a distinctive turbine motif along the bezel and crown give them undeniable personality. For this new limited edition Oris teamed up with TLP, the Tactical Leadership Programme, a pilot training school based in Albacete, Spain.
Limited to 750 units, this model is based on the 44mm day/date version of the ProPilot, but features a drab olive green dial and a gun metal PVD case. The combination is undeniably appealing, adding overt military style to this already aggressive watch. Additionally, the case back has been etched with TLP’s logo, and the watch is equipped with an exceptionally rugged Ventile strap in olive green. As a bonus, Oris also threw in a ventile carrying case and card holder.
Inside of the Big Crown ProPilot TLP is the Oris 752 / Sellita SW 220 movement. This is a 26-jewel Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds, day, date, and a frequency of 28,800 bph.
- Case: Grayl Plated Stainless steel
- Dial: Olive Green
- Movement: Oris 752 / SW 220-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Day/Date
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Fabric/leather
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 44mm
- Length: 52mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- Ref Number: 01 752 7760 4287
- Warranty: Two Years
The rich history of Oris dates back to 1904, when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded the brand in Hölstein, Switzerland, where it is still based. Over the past century, Oris has reached many great achievements, including being one of the 10 largest watch brands in the world in the 1960’s. Since the 1980’s, Oris has pursued a catalog of unique mechanical watches that has channeled their independent spirit. From their patented Worldtimer to their depth gauge diver to their mechanical altimeter pilot’s watch, Oris has continued to innovate in a way few other brands can match. An achievement that is highlighted by the brand’s commitment to fare, and accessible prices.