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A Fuselage with Flair: Introducing the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Bronze | Features

From the eightieth Anniversary Version of its Massive Crown Pointer Date, to its mega-popular Carl Brashear dive watches, to final yr’s commemorative Hölstein Version and past, Oris is not any stranger to utilizing bronze in its watch instances. To date, nevertheless, the steel had but to make an look in Oris’s aviation-inspired Massive Crown ProPilot household. The wait on that inevitable enlargement of Oris’s bronze initiative ended this week, with the revealing of the Massive Crown ProPilot Massive Date Bronze — this week’s Watch to Watch.

Oris Massive Crown ProPilot Massive Date Bronze (Ref. 01 751 7761 3164-07 3 20 03BRLC)

Like its predecessors within the assortment, the brand new watch’s bronze case measures 41 mm in diameter and 12.4 mm thick. The multi-part case and its deep black dial bear all of the acquainted hallmarks of the ProPilot collection, together with the coin-edge motif on the facet that remembers the look of jet generators and the massive, fluted, screw-down crown that provides the mannequin a part of its identify. The double-domed, nonreflective sapphire crystal covers a dial with printed golden indices accompanying utilized hour numerals made from strong Tremendous-LumiNova; the identical luminous substance fills the hour and minute palms. Lending the watch the remainder of its prolonged moniker is the outsized date window at 3 o’clock.

The bronze case has a fluted edge paying homage to generators.

The utilized hour numerals are made out of strong Tremendous-LumiNova.

The caseback, the one piece of the case made not of bronze however chrome steel, has a mineral glass exhibition window providing a view of the Sellita-based Oris Caliber 751, which shops a 38-hour energy reserve when absolutely wound and is supplied with an prompt date-change perform, a date corrector, and stop-seconds functionality. Working in 26 jewels, the Swiss-made, computerized motion beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and options the hallmark Oris pink on its oscillating weight.

The automated Caliber 751 is seen behind a caseback window.

The 100-meter waterproof case of the Massive Crown ProPilot Massive Date Bronze, full with a bronze screw-down crown, is mounted on a inexperienced Ventile strap that Oris describes as “hard-wearing,” and fastens to the wrist with the model’s signature “Raise” clasp, additionally in bronze, whose design takes inspiration from plane seatbelt buckles. Obtainable at retail as of October 2021, the watch retails for $2,200.

The Inexperienced Ventile strap is supplied with a seat-belt-inspired buckle.