Oris presents a brand new bronze version of its iconic Big Crown Pointer Date, an iconic model from the Swiss watch brand’s pilot watch collection. Offering a fresh expression to one of Oris’s most historically important watches, this model comes in a 36mm watch case crafted from naturally ageing bronze.
Established in 1904, Oris is a major producer of aviator/pilot watches. The company introduced their first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1910s. That was followed by the company’s first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917, a watch that featured an ingenious mechanism that meant the watch could only be adjusted when a button was pressed at 2 o’clock. The same spirit of invention inspired the Oris Big Crown, which debuted in 1938. Its oversized crown meant gloved airmen could adjust their watches quickly and easily. Today, Oris’s pilot’s watch collection is full of innovative watches that are trusted by pilots all over the world.
With its smooth, round case and tapered lugs, coin-edged bezel, oversized crown, clear, functional dial, and central pointer hand indicating the date, the Big Crown Pointer Date is one of Oris’s most recognised designs, and one of the most iconic pieces in all of watchmaking.
The new Oris Big Crown Pointer Date picks up on this story for a new generation of stylish, forward-thinking mechanical watch buyers. Oris’s designers have reworked the case to be slimmer, smoother and more seamless so that it slips elegantly onto the wrist. Much of this contemporary profile is delivered by the watch’s bubble-curved sapphire crystal, a feature that both enhances the watch’s vintage aesthetic and gives it its up-to-date feel.
As well as its distinctive 36mm bronze case, the new model is distinguished by its light green dial inspired by a colour keyboard in Le Corbusier’s Polychromie architecturale.
The Big Crown Pointer Date is powered by a Swiss Made automatic movement. This powers rose gold-plated hour, minute, central seconds and pointer date hands, the latter indicating the date against a scale that runs around the edge of the dial. The warm, confident look is completed by a naturally tanned light brown leather strap.
Model: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Ref. No. 01 754 7749 3167 LS, Ø 36.00 mm
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 754, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with pointer date function
Multi-piece bronze case with screw-in bronze crown
Water-resistant to 5 bar
Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Green dial with printed Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals, polished rose gold-plated hour, minute filled with Super-LumiNova® and polished rose gold-plated central seconds hands. Polished rose gold-plated central pointer date hand with white tip
Naturally tanned light brown leather strap with bronze pin buckle
Swiss retail price CHF 1,800