Timekeepers Club / August 22, 2017

Oris - Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer

The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer can be adjusted to different time zones by simply rotating a coin-edged bezel inspired by jet engine turbines.

Without needing the usual plus and minus pushers on the side of the case, this new model makes it possible to move the central hour hand forwards in one-hour jumps by rotating the bezel clockwise, or move it back by rotating the bezel anti-clockwise.

The new watch is available in two versions. The first (ref. 01 690 7735 4063 LS) has an anthracite dial and a polished top ring on the bezel. The second and sportier one (ref. 01 690 7735 4164 MB) has a black dial and a brushed top ring on the bezel.

Hands and numerals of both models are richly treated with Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility even in poor light conditions.

The multi-piece 44.7 mm stainless steel case with screw-in security crown offers water-resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet. The screwed case back has a transparent mineral glass to showcase the movement which is, for both models, the automatic Oris Calibre 690 based on ETA 2836-2, with adjustable hour hand for local time, subsidiary second time zone with hour and minute hands and day and night indicator (home time) at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock.

The Oris-patented date at 3 o’clock adjusts with local time, even backwards over midnight.

The watch can be matched to a wide range of straps featuring an Oris-patented stageless length adjustment system that’s based on the airplane safety-belt principle. A stainless steel bracelet is also available as an option.

Retail prices of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer are Swiss Francs 3,400 on a calf leather or a textile strap and Swiss Francs 3,600 with a Louisiana crocodile leather strap or a metal bracelet.


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