Stubbornly independent Oris introduced the new Big Crown ProPilot Day-Date at Baselworld 2014. It’s designed for enhanced legibility in a cockpit environment, with a larger calendar indication than earlier Oris pilots’ watches together with greater legibility on the dial with Super-LumiNova-inlaid hands, numerals and indices against a black dial. The first Oris Big Crown was launched way back in 1938 and was used by fighter pilots fighting over Normandy in World War II.
The 45mm watch also features Oris’ distinctive vintage-look coin-edge bezel, caseback and crown. The multi-part stainless steel case is water-resistant to 100 metres. The watch is powered by the calibre 752 movement movement, Caliber 752, viewable through a clear sapphire caseback and complete with Oris’ hallmark red rotor. The watch comes on a military style canvas strap. The watch will retail in the region of US$1,600.
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