Few brands can boast a history of making pilot’s watches that dates back to 1910, and Oris is one of them. The Big Crown Pointer Dates pay homage to this early era by pairing a classical complication with vintage typography, and a coin-edge bezel case. Deftly riding the line between a refined casual timepiece and vintage inspired sports watch, the Big Crown Pointer Date has a presence and charm that is unique amongst watches currently on the market.
Featuring a 40mm brushed bronze case, the Big Crown Pointer Date is a modern take on a vintage-aesthetic. Bronze is a unique material that will change color and patina with time. Combined with a rounded, coin-edge bezel, which speaks strongly to early 20th century pilot’s watches, the result is striking. Similarly, the cathedral hour and minute hands, which add to the antique charm, are paired with a gorgeous dark olive surface. The dial is then a series of indexes featuring a thin, elegant typeface. The namesake complication stands out along the outer edge of the dial, providing a unique and highly legible date presentation.
Inside of the Big Crown Propilot Big Date is the Oris 754 / Sellita SW 200 movement. This is a 26-jewel Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, pointer date, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph. Visible through the display case back, the Oris 754 also features their signature red rotor.
- Case: Bronze
- Dial: Green
- Movement: Oris 755 / SW 200-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Pointer Date
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Leather
- Water Res.: 50M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 49mm
- Thickness: 12mm
- Lug Width: 20 mm
- Ref Number: 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR
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.