|Quick specs Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer
Price: starting from CHF 3’400 | € 3.200 | approx. £ 2,600 | approx. $ 3,500
Size: 44.7 mm
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There are enough watch brands that demand one or two monthly paychecks for the privilege of owning one of their pieces. Oris is the prime example of a brand that thinks differently. Like with their new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer.
Despite the quartz crisis Oris was one of the few brands that never strayed from the mechanical watch. In the 1980s there was a decision to make mechanical watches for an honest price.
This could have resulted in watches that are a bit basic and boring, but Oris managed to come up with some clever complications. Like on this Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer. A world timer, which can be adjusted to different time zones, simply by rotating the bezel.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer comes with an anthracite or black dial
This new model is an update of the Oris Worldtimer launched in 1997 and now marking its 20th anniversary. The original watch featured plus and minus pushers on the side of the case. When pressed these adjusted the local time forwards or backwards in one-hour jumps. So, without the need to pull out the crown or stop the running of the watch.
It also featured small seconds, home time and day/night indicators. And an Oris patented mechanism that keeps track of the date when adjusting the time. Even if that means going backwards over midnight. A landmark in Oris’s history.
This watch has the same functionality as the 1997 innovation, only now the pushers have gone and local time is adjusted by rotating the bezel. Rotating the bezel clockwise moves the central hour hand forwards in one-hour jumps, anti-clockwise back in one-hour jumps.
The new Worldtimer complication is housed in Oris’ popular Big Crown ProPilot model with a 44.7-millimeter stainless steel case and the choice between a textile strap, a leather strap or a metal bracelet. Either with an anthracite sunray dial or a black dial.
technical data Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer
01 690 7735 4063-07 1 22 72FC (brown leather) | 01 690 7735 4063-07 5 22 06FC (black leather) | 01 690 7735 4063-07 5 | 2 05FC (brown leather) | 01 690 7735 4063-07 8 22 19-1 (steel bracelet)
01 690 7735 4164-07 1 22 72FC (brown leather) | 01 690 7735 4164-07 5 22 14FC (green textile) | 01 690 7735 4164-07 5 22 15FC (black textile) | 01 690 7735 4164-07 8 22 19-1 (metal bracelet)
Oris 690 (base ETA-2836-2) | Automatic | Diameter: 11½ lignes | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 30 | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time-zone with day/night window | Power-reserve: 38 hours
|Case & dial:
44.7 mm | Stainless steel | Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal | Screwed stainless steel case back with transparent mineral glass | Coin-edged rotating bezel with polished top ring for local time adjustment | Anthracite dial with sunray pattern or black dial | Super-luminova printed numerals | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Louisiana crocodile leather, textile or metal bracelet
|Price Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer:
Starting from CHF 3’400 | € 3.200 | approx. £ 2,600 | approx. $ 3,500