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Despite growing awareness and the efforts of government and international non-profit organizations, the world’s water continues to come under threat because of carelessness, neglect and waste. Pollution levels are rising – and something must be done. Luxury Swiss watchmaker Oris introduced the Source of Life Limited Edition, an ethical watch inspired by the River Rhine that highlights the plight of the world’s water sources and marks a new chapter in Oris’s mission to bring change for the better.

The new watch is based on the stylish Oris Aquis diver’s watch, one of the independent Swiss company’s signature designs. In keeping with Oris’s philosophy to ‘Go your own way’, every model in the line combines innovation, high-performance and high-quality Swiss design and engineering with price points that make sense in the real world.

01 733 7731 4995-07 5 18 46FC - Oris Aquis Date Diamonds TRThe Oris Source of Life Limited Edition picks up on that theme, and also recognizes the role water plays in feeding, sustaining and connecting life. It focuses on the course of the River Rhine, chosen because it runs close to the village of Hölstein where Oris has been based since 1904, and because the Orisbach, a nearby brook from which the company takes its name, feeds into it.

The watch’s case back is embossed with a map of the River Rhine, which runs 1,233km (766 miles) through six countries from its source at the Lai da Tuma, or Tomasee, a lake 2,343 meters up in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, through to the North Sea. The river has been a source of life to those who live along it for centuries.

Because it’s based on the Oris Aquis, the Source of Life Limited Edition has the same roster of high-performance functions the Aquis is renowned for. Its 43.5mm stainless steel case is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters), and it has a uni-directional rotating bezel with a grey tungsten insert with a 60-minute timer scale for safely measuring dive times. The stainless steel case back of the Oris Source of Life Limited Edition is embossed with a map of the River Rhine and the watch’s limited edition number. The Oris Source of Life Limited Edition comes in a special presentation box. An insignia on the inside shows the course of the River Rhine.

The blue grey dial is inspired by the color of the fresh water at the River Rhine’s source. The date is indicated through a circular aperture running around the dial. The watch’s automatic movement provides it with its standout complication, an inventive circular date indicator shown by a scale running from 1 to 31 around the center of the watch’s dial. Inside it is a channel with a white indicator that aligns with the scale and makes a full tour of the dial once a month to show the date.

The watch also has a sweeping seconds hand with a ‘lollipop’ filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®. This is a significant detail – to qualify for diver’s watch status, a watch must have a display that shows the running of the watch to indicate to the wearer that their dive timing is accurate. The Oris Source of Life Limited Edition comes on either a stainless steel metal bracelet or a grey rubber strap, both of which have stainless steel folding clasps that can be extended to be worn over a wetsuit. To reflect the height above sea level of the Lai da Tuma, 2,343 pieces have been made.

The Oris Source of Life Limited Edition is inspired by water and invites us to consider the eternal value of water philosophically. Water feeds, sustains and connects life – it’s time we recognized its real value. The retail price of the watch is approximately CHF 2,100 with a rubber strap and CHF 2,300 with a stainless steel bracelet.

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The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date has always been a style statement and a useful instrument. For its 80th anniversary, the luxury watch brand announces a special bronze edition of an Oris icon. In 1938, Oris introduced a pioneering watch for pilots. It had an oversized crown so that glove-wearing airmen could easily adjust it, and an unusual complication – a date indicated by a central pointer hand.

The aim behind it was to create a beautiful, high-quality, reasonably priced timekeeper that would be reliable and easy to use, even in hostile conditions. Little could the independent Swiss watchmaker have known at the time that eight decades later, the Big Crown Pointer Date would not only continue to fulfill that ambition, but also that it would have become one of the most recognizable of all watch designs, an icon for the generations.

Oris Portrait Rolf Studer, Co-CEO“Designs come and go, but the Big Crown Pointer Date has endured and keeps getting stronger,” says Oris’s Honorary Chairman, Dr Rolf Portmann, who shares his experiences of the Big Crown. “It’s become an Oris signature and a symbol of how strong the company’s heritage and brand are.”

To mark the 80th anniversary of this landmark watch, Oris has created the Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition, a special piece with a 40mm case, fluted bezel and oversized crown cast in bronze, and a striking green dial.

Oris has chosen bronze for the case material in part because of its current popularity, but also because it’s a utilitarian material that tells the story of Oris’s industrial approach to watchmaking. Bronze patinates naturally as it oxidizes, so that each watch will take on a unique finish over time. The deep green of the dial also has a natural feel, complementing the bronze case. The combination of materials and colors is symbolic of the watch’s design heritage, Oris’s rich mechanical watchmaking history, and the company’s natural location in Switzerland’s beautiful Waldenburg Valley.

The original Oris Big Crown Pointer Date was a landmark watch. In the 80 years since its launch, it has played a pivotal role in Oris’s remarkable story. No watch tells the historic tale of independent Swiss watchmaker Oris quite like the iconic Big Crown Pointer Date. It’s a potent symbol of Oris’s philosophy, and some say that without it Oris might not enjoy its current status as a leader in Swiss Made mechanical watches. Since Oris was founded in 1904, its philosophy has always been to create watches that make sense, that serve a real purpose and that can be industrially produced to the highest standards and sold at reasonable prices. Introduced in 1938, the Big Crown Pointer Date fulfilled that timeless brief. In the years since, it has remained in constant production, surviving wars, the advent of quartz and countless passing fashions to become Oris’s signature design.

Back in the 1930s, Oris was a fast-growing company, with seven production sites in and around the picturesque Swiss village of Hölstein, where the company is still based today. The Big Crown Pointer Date was a milestone watch for the company, introducing the pointer date function into the collection and offering pilots a genuinely useful tool. Production of the Big Crown Pointer Date continued into the 1960s, when Oris swelled to become one of the world’s 10 largest watch brands, employing 800 people and producing 1.2 million watches and clocks a year.

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Oris is delighted to celebrate the return to Formula 1 of one of its most talented drivers, Robert Kubica. The first Polish driver to race in motor sport’s top tier, Kubica has battled his way back from serious injury to become Williams’ Reserve & Development Driver.

The Oris Robert Kubica Limited Edition is based on the Oris Williams Day Date and features a central seconds hand and a minute track in the red of the Polish national flag. Only 250 pieces will be made.

The watch case is a multi-piece stainless steel case with a diameter measuring 42.00 mm in size. The watch case is covered at the top with glass sapphire which is flat with anti-reflective coating inside. The case back is stainless steel with a screwed, see-through mineral glass and special printings.

1080 1The timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters and features an Oris in-house caliber 735 movement. Its functions include center hands for hours, minutes and seconds, individual date and day windows, instantaneous date and day, date and day corrector, fine timing device and stop-second. The watch has automatic winding, with red rotor and a power-Reserve of 38 hours.

The color of the dial is black with a black dial ring with printings assembled into the case and luminous material indices and hands covered with Super-LumiNova®. A black rubber strap, with a stainless steel folding clasp is fitted on the watch, and each watch is presented in a special presentation box, along with a certificate.

Oris is one of a small handful of Swiss watch brands that makes only mechanical watches. A mechanical watch is a thing of beauty, designed according to principles that have been around for generations and will continue long into the future. Oris is an independent company, which means its values are in safe hands. It also means they are efficient and free to innovate and explore useful functions and features that their customers want and need.

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Continuing their high-powered partnership with the Williams Racing Formula 1 team and in celebration of the pulse-pounding potential of this time-tested high-octane relationship, Oris launches the Oris Williams FW41 Limited Edition, a watch that draws it inspiration from the power and impressive performance of the  2018 Williams FW41 race car.

Oris and Williams Racing F1 Team have been aligned since 2003, in a partnership of two trend-setters in technical and mechanical innovation and excellence. The year 2015, saw the first Oris Williams Formula One collection take off from the starting grid.

01 774 7725 8794-Set RS - Oris Williams FW41 Limited EditionDesigned to bring the technical wizardry and high performance of the Williams racing car to the wrist of the modern watch aficionado, the new collection was soon burning up the horological racing circuits, lapping the competition with their rakish good looks and impeccable, pedigreed performance.

The Oris Williams FW41 comes with a lightweight carbon fiber case and dial that are made using a technique borrowed from Williams that’s unique to watchmaking – the middle section of the case weighs just 7.2 grams.

The watch’s chronograph counters are proudly painted in the famous blue of the Williams Racing Formula 1 Team and reset to a zero point at 8 o’clock, chosen in homage to the instrument panels of historic Williams racing cars.

Only 410 pieces will be made, marking Williams’ 41st season in F1. The watch diameter measures 44. Mm and a flat sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating covers the watch. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and runs on an in-house Oris Caliber 774 movement. The watch has centre hands for hours, minutes and chronograph ¼ seconds, 3 subsidiary dials for continuous seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter, date window, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second amongst its key functions. It also has a Power-Reserve of 48 hours.

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When it comes to creating a new watch, Oris’s engineers and designers share a common goal – to make a watch that makes sense. Every piece has to be superbly engineered and beautifully designed, too, but before anything else, Oris watches have to serve a purpose in the real world. It’s this philosophy that inspired the , a high-functioning wristwatch with a  24-hour second time zone.

This, however, is no ordinary second time zone watch – for two reasons. First, because it’s powered by an in-house Oris caliber. Caliber 114 is the fifth in a series of Oris calibers, all of which share a common base architecture that sees them deliver a 10-day power reserve and a non-linear power reserve indicator (an  Oris-patented device that means  the power remaining until the watch needs rewinding is shown in ever-greater detail as the hand moves around the subdial at 3 o’clock).

And second, Oris has engineered the 24-hour second time zone so it can be adjusted in half hours. Why? A curious number of states sit between time zones, on the half hour. States operating half-hour time zones, known as fractional time zones, include all or parts of Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Burma and Sri Lanka. Oris has introduced the function to accommodate the needs of travellers to and from those countries. Caliber 114. A watch that gives you all the time in the world. All the time in the world Oris’s Caliber 114 has a 24-hour time zone that will take you to the ends of the Earth.

What does it mean to make your own movements? Or even matter? To the naked eye, perhaps not much. But when it comes to the heart and soul of a watch, and the story of the company behind it, it makes all the difference in the world. Oris was founded in 1904 and quickly expanded so that it was soon producing all manner of watch parts and even the machinery required to manufacture them. By 1979, the company had produced almost 270 different in-house calibers, consistently innovating and improving the quality and performance of its watches.

The Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s meant Oris had to put its manufacturing ambitions on hold. But in 2014, on the occasion of the company’s 110th anniversary, Oris announced that it had freed up its movement development program for the first time in 35 years. Back in the company’s Hölstein base,  a team of in-house engineers had been working for five years to deliver a movement that was worthy of the Oris name and heritage, and that would go down in history.

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Oris celebrates the power and performance of motor sport with the new TT1 Engine Date. The link between mechanical wristwatches and the automotive world goes back generations – now Oris is giving it fresh credence with the introduction of the striking sculpted TT 1 Engine Date, a watch inspired by motor sport.

The TT1 line of watches celebrates the connection Oris has enjoyed with motor sport for half a century, particularly with the Williams Formula 1 Team. The independent Swiss watch company and the legendary British team have been partners since 2003, making Oris Williams’s longest-serving sponsor. Oris’s first motor sport watch was the Chronoris of 1970, which also housed Oris’s first chronograph movement. In the years since, Oris has developed countless high-performance watches inspired by the speed, power, technology and innovation of motor sport.

01 733 7752 4124-07 8 24 08_sps.tifEchoing the lines of a Formula 1 car, the new model is a statement piece, defined by its dramatic architecture. The TT1 Engine Date’s 42mm stainless steel case is haunched and angular; the multi-layered dial is part skeletonized to reveal glimpses of the inner workings of the watch’s mechanical movement; and the crown and dial ring are grooved and fluted to reflect the precision, detail and finesse of motor sport engineering.

Oris’s designers have refined the design of the new TT1. Its case has been streamlined to sit more elegantly on the wrist, while the signature muscular lugs have been shortened so that both the pivoting stainless steel bracelet and black rubber strap fit more ergonomically around wrists of varying sizes. The dial is even more three-dimensional than in previous models, with a skeletonized date disc, faceted applied numerals and the fluted dial ring. The case and bracelet’s combination of brushed and polished elements complete the watch’s athletic form.

Inside the new TT1 is a mechanical movement that gives the watch a sweeping seconds hand and a date indication at 6 o’clock. The movement’s bridges have a smokey, anthracite finish that adds to the watch’s brooding, masculine feel and textured aesthetic. Both the seconds hand and the date indicator are colored in Williams blue to signify the relationship between the two companies.

The new Oris TT1 Engine Date is the latest expression of Oris’s deep passion for motor sport and a watch for a today’s style-conscious motor sport aficionado. The watch features an automatic movement Oris caliber 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and features a double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside. The watch dial is black skeleton with applied satin-finished nickel indices, polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova® and blue seconds hand with white Super-LumiNova® tip.

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Following on from the revival of the iconic Oris Big Crown Pointer Date comes a 36mm version of the watch cased in naturally ageing bronze. The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date comes in a vintage size and gives fresh expression to one of Oris’s most historically important watches. The stories of Oris and aviation are closely linked. Oris was founded in 1904 at the dawn of aviation, and made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1910s. That was followed by the company’s first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917, a watch that featured an ingenious mechanism that meant the watch could only be adjusted when a button was pressed at 2 o’clock.

The same spirit of invention inspired the Oris Big Crown, which debuted in 1938. Its oversized crown meant gloved airmen could adjust their watches quickly and easily. Today, Oris’s pilot’s watch collection is full of innovative watches that are trusted by pilots all over the world.

01 754 7749 3167-07 5 17 66BR - Oris Big Crown Pointer DateThe Oris Big Crown Pointer Date – on which the new bronze model is based – is more than a landmark in the company’s archive of inventive, high-performance watches. In the 1980s, it marked a watershed moment for the company when it was reintroduced to spearhead Oris’s mission to champion the eternal value of mechanical watchmaking in the face of the quartz revolution.

With its smooth, round case and tapered lugs, coin-edged bezel, oversized crown, clear, functional dial, and central pointer hand indicating the date, it is one of Oris’s most recognised designs, and one of the most iconic pieces in all of watchmaking.

The new Oris Big Crown Pointer Date picks up on this story for a new generation of stylish, forward-thinking mechanical watch buyers. Oris’s designers have reworked the case to be slimmer, smoother and more seamless so that it slips elegantly onto the wrist. Much of this contemporary profile is delivered by the watch’s bubble-curved sapphire crystal, a feature that both enhances the watch’s vintage aesthetic and gives it its up-to-date feel.

Oris’s designers turned to bronze for its dynamic qualities. Over time, bronze develops a patina as it reacts with moisture in the air and with the PH levels of the wearer’s skin. Because of this, over time no two watches will look the same – each watch becomes as unique as its owner.

As well as its distinctive 36mm bronze case, the new model is distinguished by its light green dial inspired by a color keyboard in Le Corbusier’s Polychromie architecturale. This gives it an edgy, urban feel, in keeping with the ambitious women it’s aimed at.

In keeping with Oris’s philosophy to only make mechanical watches, the Big Crown Pointer Date is powered by a Swiss Made automatic movement. This powers rose gold-plated hour, minute, central seconds and pointer date hands, the latter indicating the date against a scale that runs around the edge of the dial. The warm, confident look is completed by a naturally tanned light brown leather strap. The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date tells the story of both Oris’s watchmaking heritage and its inventive approach to watchmaking.

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Oris revives one of its most historic complications, the mechanical alarm, for a new generation of watch lovers. Few watch complications communicate the passion of a luxury Swiss timepiece with the clarity of a mechanical alarm. Oris first made mechanical alarms in the 1940s, a tradition revived this year in the Big Crown ProPilot Alarm Limited Edition. The new watch is based on Oris’s Big Crown ProPilot, the independent Swiss company’s iconic pilot’s watch.

The stories of Oris and aviation are closely linked. Oris was founded in 1904 at the dawn of aviation, and made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1910s. That was followed by the company’s first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917, a watch that featured an ingenious mechanism that meant the watch could only be adjusted when a button was pressed at 2 o’clock.

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The same spirit of invention inspired the Oris Big Crown, which debuted in 1938. Its oversized crown meant gloved airmen could adjust their watches quickly and easily. Today, Oris’s pilot’s watch collection is full of innovative watches that are trusted by pilots all over the world.

The Big Crown ProPilot Alarm Limited Edition is the latest expression of Oris’s pilot’s watch tradition. The watch has two distinctive features. The first is its alarm, indicated by a central pointer hand with a bright yellow tip. The alarm can be set to the nearest 10 minutes against a scale that runs around the outside of an aperture in the middle of the dial. That aperture houses the watch’s second key feature, a circular date display. Underneath it is a rotating disc with a yellow date marker that makes a full tour of the dial once every 31 days. Both functions are powered by the watch’s Swiss Made automatic movement.

Aesthetically, the Big Crown ProPilot Alarm Limited Edition is based on the familiar design of the Big Crown ProPilot. In this case, the watch has two stainless steel oversized crowns, one to set the time (between 2 and 3 o’clock) and a second to set the alarm (between 3 and 4 o’clock). Both crowns are made of stainless steel and screw in to ensure the watch’s water resistance to 100 meters.

Otherwise, the watch retains the now instantly recognizable ProPilot look. Its signature bezel motif is inspired by jet engine turbine blades; the classic round stainless steel case and tapered lugs give the watch its stylish gait; and the fundamental dial design elements, such as the straight-edged hour and minute hands and large, luminescent Arabic numerals, remain clear and functional.

The watch’s case back is embossed with the Oris shield and engraved with a limited edition number – only 250 pieces will be made, making this a hugely collectible Oris watch. It comes on a dark brown croco leather strap with a stainless steel folding clasp. The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Alarm Limited Edition is a contemporary expression of the Oris legend that will go down in the company’s history.

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Oris introduces its second limited edition bronze watch in memory of the legacy of heroic US Navy Master Diver, Carl Brashear. This is easily one of the most coveted watches released by Oris. He was the most inspirational figures of the 20th century, defying racial tensions, disability and the weight of history to become the U.S. Navy’s first African American and first amputee Master Diver.

BRONZE WATCH His life was immortalized in the Hollywood film Men of Honor, Starring Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. as the heroic Carl Brashear and Master Chief Billy Sunday played by Robert De Niro. Oris is delighted to announce the second limited edition watch made in his memory, a bronze-cased, two-counter chronograph.

Like the first watch, a time-only piece, the Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition is based on the Oris Divers Sixty-Five and cast in bronze. Oris has chosen the material again to represent the early diving equipment Brashear used, which was also made of bronze. Like Brashear, bronze has a natural warmth, a quality that makes it an appealing material for use in watches. Bronze also ages over time, developing a natural patina that will make each watch bespoke to its wearer.

Carl Brashear was born in Kentucky, USA in 1931. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 as a 17-year-old, shortly after the U.S. Military desegregated, and quickly decided he wanted to become a deep-sea diver. He graduated from the Navy’s diving program in 1954, despite facing discrimination on account of his race.

In 1966, he lost the lower part of his left leg in an accident during a mission to salvage a hydrogen bomb. After an exhausting period of rehabilitation, he became the U.S. Navy’s first amputee diver in 1968, and then qualified as a Master Diver in 1970, the first African American to do so. The training for Master Diver certification involved completing a grueling assessment program, including dives to depths of 300 meters (1,000 feet) – in Brashear’s case, all with a prosthetic limb.

After a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy that lasted more than 30 years, Brashear retired in 1979. He died in 2006 aged 75. For such a special individual, Oris has created a special, individual watch. The Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition uses bronze for its case, bezel, crown and pushers, a highly unusual material in watchmaking.

This is only the second time Oris has used it for the case of a wristwatch – the only other time being for the first limited edition made in Carl Brashear’s name. Bronze ages over time, subject to atmospheric moisture and the pH levels in the wearer’s perspiration, meaning each of the 2,000 watches made will take on a unique look.


The new Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition commemorates Carl Brashear’s legendary achievements. The chronograph function remembers that he was repeatedly stopped in life – but always kept going. The watch has a stainless steel case back embossed with a diver’s helmet and Carl Brashear’s famous quote: “It’s not a sin to get knocked down, it’s a sin to stay down”.

Inside the watch is Oris Caliber 771, a special movement with a two-counter chronograph and a formidable 48-hour power reserve. It’s based on Sellita’s SW 510 and appears in the Oris collection for the first time. The dial’s balanced; symmetrical layout is known as bicompax and gives the watch its classic chronograph look, which is further enhanced by the absence of a date indicator.

The sub-dial at 3 o’clock is a 30-minute counter; the sub-dial at 9 o’clock a small seconds. The dial is blue, a handsome complement to the bronze case and a reminder of the deep water into which Brashear ventured so often and so bravely. The watch comes on a vintage brown leather strap. Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition has a 43.00 mm diameter and the production is limited to 2,000 pieces. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters and features a diver’s uni-directional rotating bronze bezel with 60-minute timer and the zero marker is filled with Super-LumiNova®.


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Oris unveiled a new watch in its landmark Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 collection. The new piece has a shimmering blue dial, inspired by the intensity of a blue-sky day, and gives Oris’s innovative pilot’s watch deeper crossover appeal – this is a watch for both cockpit and cocktail.

SHIMMERING BLUE DIALSHIMMERING BLUE DIALWhile it has been conceived to be comfortable at a gala dinner, the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 remains a high performance watch and one of the most technical pieces in Oris’s rich history of innovation. It’s powered by the groundbreaking hand-wound Caliber 111, the series-produced in-house-developed mechanical movement introduced by Oris.

Caliber 111 features a unique set of complications. Alongside its huge, single-barrel, 10-day power reserve, it also has an Oris patented non-linear power reserve indicator that shows the time remaining until the watch needs to be rewound with ever greater detail as the reserve runs down.

The watch also has a small seconds and a date window at 9 o’clock. Oris is the only watch company to combine these functions in a single Swiss Made mechanical wristwatch, testament to its continued commitment to pioneering useful innovations in beautifully designed and crafted watches.

Oris began making watches for pilots in the early 1910s, during the dawn of heavier-than-air flight. Its first pocket watch featured a case engraved with an image of Louis Blériot’s maiden voyage across the English Channel in 1909. By the late 1910s, Oris was making wristwatches for pilots. The first of these was celebrated with this year’s Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition.

In 1938, the company debuted the Big Crown, so named because of its oversized crown, introduced so that gloved airmen could adjust their watches during flight. Today, the Oris Aviation collection offers pilots a range of robust, legible, high-functioning wristwatches designed for the testing environment of an aircraft cockpit.

The Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 has a 44mm stainless steel case and the Big Crown ProPilot collection’s signature bezel design, inspired by the blades of a jet engine turbine. Both its hands and hour markers are finished with Super-LumiNova®, so that the watch is legible in low-light conditions. Its blue dial is complemented by a dark brown Louisiana croco leather strap, or by a black textile strap or a metal bracelet. The croco leather strap and textile strap feature an Oris’s patented clasp design, based on an airline safety belt buckle. The new Big Crown ProPilot Caliber 111 with a blue dial continues Oris’s longstanding tradition of creating practical, beautiful pilot’s watches made for real-life situations.


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