Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT

The latest watch to bring the independent Swiss company’s philosophy to life is the Big Crown ProPilot GMT. It’s been designed for time-zone-jumping pilots and travellers, and features a newly developed Oris GMT movement.

The elite Big Crown ProPilot range launched in 2014 and continued the rich pilot-watch tradition Oris began in 1938 with the original Big Crown. This new GMT model has a multi-piece 45mm case crafted from heavy-duty, matt-satin-finished stainless steel, and a coin-edged top ring inspired by jet engine turbines. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres).

Inside it is Oris Calibre 748, a newly developed Oris automatic GMT movement. This gives the watch a second time zone, indicated via a yellow-tipped central hand that points to a 24-hour scale running around an outer dial ring.

Oris pilot’s watches have always focused on legibility – in the cockpit, a watch becomes an instrument, and it’s important to be able to read it at a glance. To minimise glare, the ProPilot GMT has an anti-reflective coating on the inside of the domed sapphire crystal, while its white hour and minute hands are filled with Super-LumiNova®. The dial’s Arabic numerals are printed in Super-LumiNova®.

The Big Crown ProPilot GMT’s textile strap is equipped with Oris’s patented folding clasp system, an intuitive design inspired by an aircraft safety belt. It’s released by lifting a tab marked ‘LIFT’, an aviation-themed solution that’s unique to Oris.

Technical details
Model: Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT
Ref. No. 748 7710 4164 TS, Ø 45.00mm

Movement and functions
Oris automatic mechanical movement Cal. 748, based on SW 220-1, with 24h pointer hand for second time zone, date at 3 o’clock and small second at 9 o’clock

Multi-piece stainless steel case with a matt satin-finish
Water resistance to 10 bar/100m
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed case back with see-through crystal
Screw-in stainless steel crown

Black dial with printed Arabic numerals filled with Super-LumiNova®, same as hour and minute hands, black dial ring with 24 hours second time zone

Green textile strap with stainless steel folding clasp. Also available with black textile strap, leather strap or stainless steel metal bracelet

Swiss Retail Price: CHF 2,100

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