ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date – An Icon for Generations

Apr 17 2020 Highlight

The contemporary Big Crown is inspired by that timeless 1938 original. Its oversized crown meant gloved airmen could adjust their watches quickly and easily. The high-performance ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date is much more than a landmark in the company’s archive. One of ORIS’s most recognized designs with a round case and tapered lugs, coin-edged bezel, oversized crown, smooth, clear, functional dial and central pointer hand, indicating the date.

The new ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date has been designed for a new generation of stylish and forward-thinking mechanical watch buyers. The new design has a vintage aesthetic and an up-to-date feel; with a slimmer silhouette and a bubble-curved sapphire crystal. The new watch features a quick-strap change system so that users can choose between strap colours and materials, without needing to take the watch to a jeweller.

The new shape has a 40mm case and features the iconic dial design with rounded Arabic numerals, a rail track chapter ring indicating the minutes, ornate hands and the pointer date hand. ORIS’ designers turned to colour keyboards in Le Corbusier’s ‘Polychromie architecturale’, adopting a grey-blue dial. There is a choice of naturally tanned leather straps, or a metal bracelet.

ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date

Ref. No. 01 754 7741 4065 LS, Ø 40.00 mm

Specifications

  • Automatic movement ORIS Cal. 754, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with pointer date function
  • Multi-piece stainless steel case with screw-in stainless steel crown.
  • Water-resistant to 5 BAR
  • Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal
  • Bubble-curved sapphire crystal, domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
  • Blue or black dial with printed Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals, polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®. Polished nickel central seconds hand and central pointer date hand with red tip
  • Light brown naturally tanned leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle (on blue-dialled version), dark brown or black leather naturally tanned strap with stainless steel pin buckle (on the black-dialled version). Alternatively, available with stainless steel bracelet
  • Swiss retail price CHF 1,550 on strap, CHF 1,750 on stainless steel bracelet

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