Oris presents a brand new 36mm bronze version of its iconic Big Crown Pointer Date, an iconic model from the Swiss watch brand’s pilot watch collection.
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.
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.
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 brand’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 watch houses 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 watch comes with a naturally tanned light brown leather strap.
Model: Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 36mm Bronze, Reference 01 754 7749 3167 LS
Oris Calibre 754, base SW 200-1
Automatic winding pointer date movement
Developed by Oris
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Power reserve: 38 hrs
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Multi-piece bronze case with screw-in bronze crown
Lug width: 17mm
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 and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Polished rose gold-plated central seconds hand
Luminous material: Superluminova C1/C3
Polished rose gold-plated central pointer date hand with white tip
Naturally tanned light brown leather strap with bronze pin buckle
Swiss Retail Price