The origins of the Swiss watch brand Oris and aviation can be traced back to the 1910s, which coincided with the budding stage of the aviation industry. Oris took the opportunity to manufacture all kinds of aviation pocket watches. In 1917, Oris launched the first aviationwatch. In 1938, the brand ushered in the iconic Big Crown ProPilot watch, which was favored by pilots due to its ease of operation. Today, Oris’s aviation series has become one of the brand’s four product lines, continuing the aviation’s consistent precision, full of centuries of flying feelings. At this year’s Basel exhibition, Oris once again launched a new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114 Wristwatch 01 114 7746 4164-Set 1 22 72FC with 10 days of power reserve and multiple functions. Next, let’s take a look at this new aviation watch.
Embrace the Blue Sky to Boldly Fly
Long-distance navigation was common in the 1950s, but for pilots, long-distance flights meant crossing time zones, so they had to frequently switch between jet lags and calculate the time of departure and destination, which make people headache for a long time. However, Oris introduced a watch with GMT function, which successfully solved the troubles of pilots and long-distance travelers. The Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114 Wristwatch launched by Oris is also innovating on its traditional design. The red tip GMT pointer, in half an hour, indicates the 24-hour second time zone on the edge of the dial. The half-hour design is easy to use in countries with half-time zones, and this innovative design adds practicality to this aviation collection.
The Real Shot of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Watch
The watch case is made of stainless steel and is brushed and polished to give the tough texture of the exclusive metal. The design of the pitted bezel is inspired by the engine turbine of the jet aircraft.
The screw-in crown is engraved with the Oris logo, and the non-slip texture is used throughout. The details are in place and easy to handle.
The edge of the dial is the second time zone display time. The GMT pointer of the red tip indicates the time of the place. The time scale and the pointer are covered with a luminous coating, so that we can read the time clearly even in the dark environment. At the 3 o’clock position, there is a power reserve display window, and the distance between the remaining power storage scales from 10 days to 0 days is gradually widened, which is more conspicuous than the conventional “uniform linear” scale. At 9 o’clock, there is a small seconds dial and a calendar display window, adding to the practical functions of the watch.
The watch features a dark brown crocodile leather strap with a patented and non-calibre adjustment clasp. There are also stainless steel bracelets and satin of different colors to choose from, and a variety of styles to meet the taste of the table friends.
This Big Crown ProPilot watch is equipped with a 114 manual winding movement independently developed by Oris. This movement is the fifth generation long-power manual mechanical movement after the launch of the 110 in 2014. The 114 movement has a 10-day long power reserve of the previous generation movement and a water-resistant depth of 100 meters.
This Big Crown ProPilot watch has many functions such as 10-day power reserve, patented nonlinear residual power display, 24-hour GMT and other functions, which is very ideal and convenient for a pilot and a business elite who travels frequently. Coupled with a variety of straps to bring different style changes, you can easily create your own style of wear. If you like this watch’s watch, you can pay more attention.