Oris ORIS has a close relationship with aviation. The brand was founded in 1904 at the same time as the aviation industry had just begun to flourish. Subsequently, the first flying watch was launched in 1917, following the same clever mechanism as a pocket watch. The time must be adjusted by pressing the handle at 2 o’clock at the same time. The Big Crown, which debuted in 1938, has an oversized crown that allows pilots wearing gloves to quickly and easily adjust the watch’s time. To date, ORIS ‘flight collection has become one of the watches trusted by pilots worldwide.
New Big Crown analog date watch inspired by the colored keyboard in Le Corbusier’s book
The Big Crown analog date watch is not just a milestone for ORIS ‘innovative high-performance watches. In the 1980s, it led ORIS back to the path of purely mechanical watches, becoming an important watershed for the brand, weathering the quartz crisis and finding the eternal value of mechanical watchmaking. With its streamlined round case and tapered lugs, coin-shaped bezels, large crown, clear functional dial, and ORIS’s most famous design-the central hand to indicate the date, it has become a brand watch series The most iconic work of all.
The watch has a slimmer outline and curved sapphire crystal, which adds a contemporary element to the retro feel.
The new Big Crown analog date watch continues this legendary story and creates a forward-looking sense of fashion. The designers redesigned the case to be slimmer, more streamlined and more seamless, making it elegantly fit the wrist. The new watch uses a modern curved sapphire crystal material, which not only enhances the retro beauty of the watch, but also gives it the latest feel.
The watch has a quick release system for the strap, and the wearer can change the strap by himself (however, the stainless steel chain strap must still be sent to the store for assistance)
The new watches are available in either 36 mm or 40 mm cases. Both use the iconic dial design, equipped with prototype Arabic numerals, and the pointer-type date really points to the scale circle around the dial to display the minutes. With a variety of faceplate colors to choose from, ORIS designers have inspired the colored keyboard in Le Corbusier’s book, the 36mm model with a light green faceplate and the 40mm model with a gray-blue faceplate. Both give the watch a younger sense of metropolis. Also available in black faceplate.
Big Crown analog date watch
Stainless steel material / 754 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / sapphire crystal / waterproof 50 meters / table diameter 36mm
Big Crown analog date watch
Stainless steel material / 754 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, seconds, date display / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 50 meters / table diameter 40mm