24.04.2014 - Designed for the Sky
The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date
Inspired by the skies for over 70 years, Swiss watch manufacturer Oris has been producing specialist aviation watches since the launch of its first Oris Big Crown in 1938. Born to satisfy the demands of fighter pilots in Normandy, this heroic timepiece has since spawned a whole collection of sky-bound watches.
Part of the new elite ProPilot range, the latest addition to the Big Crown family confirms Oris' allegiance to the skies. Harnessing decades of flight experience into a specialist timepiece, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date is designed with the accuracy and functionality demands of a pilot at its core.
Acknowledging the aviator's need for minimal distraction whilst in command, enhanced legibility forms the foundation of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date's unique design. New developments to its Oris Calibre 752 movement allow a bolder, enlarged calendar indicator; whilst eye-catching Super-Luminova® inlayed hands, indices and numerals perfectly contrast against a simplified black dial for rapid recognition. Housed beneath a double-domed anti-reflecting coated sapphire crystal, this elite aviation watch offers paramount clarity in the air.
Borrowing style inspiration from the powerful turbine jets under a pilots command, the Big Crown ProPilot Day Date's striking bezel features a coin edged top ring, case back and crown reminiscent of an airplane's formidable engines. Crafted from a resilient stainless-steel casing, this serious timepiece has been aesthetically balanced to ensure it not only aids its pilot within the cockpit but is also a stylish accompaniment on land. A true homage to the precision engineering and meticulous skill involved in flight, the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date is designed for the sky.