This special limited edition version of the Big Crown Pointer Date celebrates the life and career of baseball legend and Hall of Famer, Roberto Clemente, as well as the work by his namesake foundation. Though his life ended tragically at the age of 38, he amassed many awards and accolades in his 18 years as a baseball player, and was well known for his humanitarian efforts. In true Oris style, this watch commemorates Roberto Clemente in the most tasteful and subtle ways possible.
The dial is rendered in a very handsome palette of white, green, black and gold, speaking to the team colors of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The only overt nod to Roberto Clemente is still a bit of an easter egg. On the date index, Roberto Clemente’s jersey number, “21”, is highlighted in gold, rather than black. The caseback takes a more direct approach with a beautiful portrait of the man machined into the steel. Each watch is numbered out of 3000, the number of hits from his career.
The limited edition watch comes in a special edition box, and includes two straps - one leather, the other fabric - a strap changing tool, and a commemorative "signed" baseball.
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: Stainless steel
- Dial: White
- Movement: Oris 755 / SW 200-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Pointer Date
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Leather
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 49mm
- Thickness: 12mm
- Lug Width: 20 mm
- Ref Number: 01-754-7741-4081
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.