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.
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)
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