In celebration of the 57th Reno Air Races, Oris has created a commemorative limited edition of their excellent 41mm Big Crown ProPilot watch. A truly modern pilot’s watch, the ProPilot mixes legibility with a sleek style and excellent finishing for a unique aesthetic that sets it apart from other pilot-style watches. With the 57th Reno Air Races edition, Oris pushed the design even further by adding a GMT complication, the first time on the 41mm model, as well as a unique date display. Additionally the brushed steel case has received a gun-metal PVD treatment, giving it dark and aggressive appearance.
At just a hair over 12mm thick, the Big Crown ProPilot 57th Reno Air Races Limited Edition wears exceptionally well, making it the kind of watch you can wear all day, everyday. The exceptionally finished features unique turbine texturing on the bezel and crown, while the dial is a refreshing variation on a pilot’s design. Molded lume numerals are crisp white during the day, and bright cool blue at night. A blue accented GMT hand makes reading a second time-zone a breeze, while the date is read from a pointer-disk visible towards the center of the dial.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot 57th Reno Air Races is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Inside of the watch is the Oris 798 / Sellita SW330-1. A Swiss-made automatic, it features 25-jewels, hacking, hand-winding, date, GMT, 42 hours of power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 bph. Adorning the solid case back is a tasteful engraving of the Reno Air Race logo, each numbered out of 1,000.
- Case: Gun Metal PVD Steel
- Dial: Black
- Movement: Oris 798 / SW 330-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Date, GMT
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Fabric/leather
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 41mm
- Length: 49mm
- Thickness: 12.2mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: 01 798 7768 4284-Set
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.