Independent Swiss watchmaker Oris launches bronze pilot’s watch

Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its highly competent Big Crown ProPilot Big Date fresh flair by casing it in bronze, too. 

Independent Swiss watchmaker Oris launches bronze pilot’s watch

The warm tones of the new model come from its bronze case, fluted bezel and signature oversized crown, which are complemented by a deep black dial with printed golden indices. This is a true pilot’s watch, so the hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova® and the applied hour markers made from solid Super-LumiNova®, creating high contrast and first-class readability.

Finishing off the stylish look is a hard-wearing green Ventile® strap with Oris’s playful ‘Lift’ clasp, also in bronze, a device inspired by passenger aircraft seat-belt buckles. As with every Oris, inside the watch is a highly reliable Swiss Made mechanical movement. In

The Big Crown ProPilot Big Date Bronze features a multi-piece bronze case and measures 41.00 mm in diameter. The top is covered with glass sapphire, domed on both sides, with an antireflective coating inside. The case back is made of stainless steel and is screwed back. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres.

The watch is fitted with an in-house Oris 751 movement which measures 32.20 mm and has centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, oversized date window at 3 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second. The watch has a power reserve of 38 hours and is automatic winding. The watch dial is black with applied white numerals and printed golden indices.