Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403

The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date has been the iconic Swiss watch brand’s signature design since it was introduced in 1938. For the first time, it’s now equipped with a new 400 series in-house automatic movement with superior anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty.

Introduced in 1938, the Big Crown Pointer Date has been in constant production for more than 80 years. The original had two distinctive features – an oversized crown so the watch could be operated by gloved airmen, and a central hand that pointed to a date scale around the edge of the dial.

Now, the Big Crown Pointer Date 38 mm model features Calibre 403, one of the Oris Calibre 400 Series of high-performance in-house engineered automatics. First appeared in the 250-piece Hölstein Edition 2021, Calibre 403 incorporates small seconds and pointer date complications.

As with every movement in the Calibre 400 Series, Calibre 403 has elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty. It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would comfortably pass chronometer testing – and has 10-year recommended service intervals.

The Oris Calibre 400 Series is designed to suit modern lifestyles. Calibre 400 is the base automatic with three hands and a date; Calibre 401 adds a small seconds; and Calibre 403 revives the Swiss brand’s signature combination of complications, a small seconds and a pointer date.

This stainless steel timepiece is topped with a sapphire crystal glass, domed on both sides. The sapphire crystal case-back of the watch affords the view of the in-house mechanical self-winding movement. The watch has a water resistance of 50 meters.

The Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403 features an attractive blue dial with printed indices and numbers.

Technical details

Model: Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403
Reference: 403 7776 4065-07

Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 38.00 mm (1.496 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 5 bar

Indices and numbers printed with Super-LumiNova®, hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Oris Calibre 403
Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
Highly anti-magnetic
Winding: Automatic
Power reserve: 120 hours

Centre hands for hours, minutes and date, small seconds at 6 o’clock, fine timing device and stop-second

Black leather with quick strap change system

Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up
Applies to watch and movement
10-year recommended service intervals, five year recommended water-resistance check

Swiss retail price
CHF 3,100

Available from
November 2021