We frequently hear that blue is the new black… as of late, we have seen many watches developing with the expansion of blue dials, yet in games watches, dark is still practically the standard. Not for Oris! Much the same as they did as of late with the Artelier Caliber 111 , the brand presents a blue adaptation of its in-house form of the Big Crown ProPilot , a ground-breaking (to say the least) flight roused watch – which likewise turns out to be one of the brand’s successes in Switzerland (we realized they had some great tastes). On then to the overview!
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 was presented one year after a significant advance for the brand; the presentation of their first in-house development in many years (35 years to be precise), the Caliber 110 . This number was a reference to different components of the development. To begin with, it commended the 110th commemoration of the name Oris. A reference to the number “10” was additionally suggested by the length of the force save: 10 days. The entirety of that was accomplished by a completely new development, created by Oris and the École Téchnique Le Locle, after right around 10 years of advancement. The outcome was very great. The 10 days of force save come from one (very long) enormous origin, the force save shows the leftover energy in a non-direct manner (with a more exact sign when near the finish of the force reserve), and the adornment of the development was pretty satisfying.
After the Caliber 110, saved for a restricted release , Oris marginally re-worked the development, for more exactness and greater security over the full length of the force hold. It turned into the Caliber 111, which includes a considerably longer origin (1.8m long). The development cuts off the conveyance of force following 10 days, so when the force dips under a specific worth, the force is cut off – in spite of the fact that there is still some force in the spring. This forestalls the development running on low force, hence low abundancy, accordingly helpless exactness. It’s straightforward yet proficient. Notwithstanding that, the Caliber 111 highlights a date work. It was presented in both the Artelier collection , and furthermore on the watch that has our consideration today, the Big Crown ProPilot.
With this Oris Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111, the brand combines two fascinating highlights: the appearance of the pilot watch, with an amazing development with extra-long force save – something that should sound natural to some watch aficionados. The look is current, without vintage highlights, yet with the vast majority of the old style codes of the pilot-watches regarded: intelligibility, solid differentiation, enormous case, strong development and usability (even with gloves). The Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 highlights a good 44mm steel case, with the mark knurled bezel and curiously large crown. Having seen the watch on different events, it is a genuine instrument, worked to last and made with incredible robustness in mind.
The oddity comes from the expansion of a blue dial, to complement the generally existing dull dim model, yet in any case there’s no noticeable advancement. The dial actually holds the sunburst design for an energetic shading delivering, the applied and raised, brilliant and extra-huge numerals and the exceptionally readable white hands. The showcase is likewise the equivalent: little second at 9, date on the extremely left half of the dial and enormous force hold sign (non-straight, with an attention on the most recent couple of days, and a red zone for when the time has come to wind the watch).
Inside the case is the Oris Caliber 111, which is noticeable through the caseback. Its improvement and completing are charming, with a conscious modern look (primarily in light of the brushed extensions). This cutting edge development runs at a recurrence of 4Hz, and as said, flaunts no under 10 days or 240 hours of force hold. 3 renditions will be accessible: steel wristband, earthy colored crocodile calfskin lash or dark material tie (both with protected clasp for stageless length adjustment).
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 will be accessible soon in stores, at a value of CHF 5,200 /EUR 4,950 on material lash, CHF 5,400 /EUR 5,150 on metal arm band, CHF 5,500 /EUR 5,250 on Croco calfskin tie. More subtleties on Oris.ch.
Technical Specifications – Oris Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 Blue Dial
- Case: 44mm measurement – Stainless steel, glossy silk finish – Sapphire gem on the two sides – 100m water resistant
- Dial: Blue sun-beam dial with applied raised numerals
- Movement: Oris Caliber 111, in-house – hand-wound – 10-day power save – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, little second, date, non-direct force save indicator
- Strap/bracelet: steel arm band, earthy colored crocodile cowhide tie or dark material strap
- Price: from CHF 5,200 to CHF 5,500/from EUR 4,950 to EUR 5,250
- Reference: 01 111 7711 4165 LS
- Availability: December 2017