The spectacular, daredevil Reno Air Races, held in Nevada desert since 1964 is the worlds fastest motor sport of which Oris has been on Official partner for many years. This Year Oris release their Limited-Edition tribute in the form of a stunning Big Crown ProPilot, with just. 1000 numbered models being made.
A watch inspired by the skies; the Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot is Oris’s take on an Aviation inspired watch. The First Oris ‘big crown’ was produced in 1938 and still to this day the Big Crown remains an integral part of the Oris family when you consider its past, present and future.
The Pro Pilot edition of the Big Crown is designed to look and feel ready to take on any aviation mission with its 41mm case size and military like features. The high-grade stainless-steel body has been given a stealthy grey PVD finish and a great looking top bezel with a turned finish to look like a propeller, while the case back features mineral glass to see the inner working of the movement.
Readability is obviously key for any aviation or military watch and as such this flat black dial has large numerals and hands. Both the hands and numerals are coated with superluminova; a substance that allows greater visibility in low lights. The dial also showcases the added date wheel and GMT complication to the Oris 798, base SW 330-1 movement.
One thing we love about this watch is the textile strap the choice of vibrant blue used has a highlighting feature is a pop of colour that makes this watch stand out from the crowd. Attached to the strap is the ‘lift’ folding clasp which makes adjusting the watch extremely easy without causing excessive wear to the strap.
Each Oris watch comes with a branded case as well as a three-year international warranty to cover you against mechanical faults.
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