The Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue (O.A.R.) LE celebrates the 10th anniversary of a truly great initiative. Created with the intention of serving remote communities in Botswana, the O.A.R. brings aeromedical services to areas that would otherwise be cut off. Oris has teamed up with the organization to bring attention to their cause with a safari-styled edition of their trusty, modern pilot’s watch.
One of their most wearable watches, the Big Crown ProPilot date features a sleek 41mm case with distinctive turbine detailing on the bezel and crown, and impeccable finishing all around. On the back of the watch is a special engraved case-back showing a plane in flight. The O.A.R. edition features a unique nature-inspired dial that speaks to the lush Okavango Delta. The gradient dial fades from a verdant yellow-green to a darker, shaded tone, which is printed over a deeply textured dial with an organic grain. Molded Super-Luminova numerals still stand out, providing legibility day or night.
The Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue LE is limited to 2011 units, and comes with a leather travel pouch, as well as two straps: an elastic Erika’s Originals, and a classic brown leather.
Inside of the Big Crown ProPilot Okavango Air Rescue LE is the Oris 751 / Sellita SW 220 movement. This is a 26-jewel Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph. The movement has been modified to include a larger date.
- Case: Stainless Steel
- Dial: Green
- Movement: Oris 751 / SW-220-1
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Green textile strap with additional brown leather strap
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 41mm
- Thickness: 12.3mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: 751 7761 4187-Set
- Warranty: Two Years
- Limited to 2011 Pieces
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.