The highly acclaimed Oris Pilot watch line is now joined by the Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second model, an elegant, stylish take on the Swiss watch brand’s classic pilot’s watch design.
The Big Crown ProPilot was introduced in 2014 as a practical pilot’s watch designed for life in the cockpit, but it has always had genuine crossover appeal.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second is an extension of this approach, designed both for pilots and also style conscious international travellers. It has a round steel case, oversized Arabic numerals (designed specifically for this watch), an oversized crown, and an elegant, clearly legible dial.
The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second also oozes contemporary style. Its anthracite, sunray pattern dial and polished top ring give it a debonair, louche quality that will appeal as much to suited gentlemen as to airmen wearing a flight suit.
Since launch two years ago, the Big Crown ProPilot has become one of the most recognisable lines in the Oris collection.
Innovative pieces such as the Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – the world’s first automatic mechanical watch with a mechanical altimeter – have put the ProPilot on the map and won it the respect of the watchmaking and professional pilot communities.
The collection’s aviation-inspired features include a coin-edged bezel, designed to mirror the geometry of a jet-engine turbine, and the oversized crown, a feature first introduced into watches during the early years of flight and designed so gloved airmen could still operate their watches.
Each Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second houses the Oris Cal 748 automatic caliber which powers a running seconds at 9 o’clock, a second 24-hour time zone indicated by an airplane-shaped pointer hand, and a big date at 3 o’clock.
Its 45mm stainless steel case comes on either a dark brown and grey leather strap or a choice of black, grey or olive textile straps with a folding clasp inspired by the design of passenger airline seatbelt buckles; or on a stainless steel bracelet.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second will be available from December, priced CHF 2,200 on a strap or CHF 2,400 on a metal bracelet.
Model: Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT, Small Second, Reference 01 748 7710 4063
Oris Calibre 748, base SW 220-1
Automatic winding movement with GMT, small second and big date
Developed by Oris
Dimensions: Ø 32.20 mm, 14 1/4’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and 24 hours, subsidiary second at 9 h, enlarged date window, instantaneous date, date and 24 hour corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Multi-piece stainless steel case with screw-in security crown
Lug width: 22mm
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100m
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral glass
Anthracite dial with sunray pattern and Super-LumiNova® printed numerals.
Polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®.
Polished nickel pointer hand for second time zone and white small seconds hand
Anthracite dial ring with 24 hour time scale
Olive, black or grey textile strap or dark brown and grey leather strap with buckle for stageless length adjustment
Alternatively available with a stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Swiss Retail Price
CHF 2,200 with leather or textile strap, CHF 2,400 with stainless steel bracelet