As a watch producer, Oris has been related with the universe of aeronautics essentially since the initiation of the brand. The company made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the mid 1910s, followed by its first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917 and hasn’t thought back since. It appears to be fitting then that Oris has been named as the Official Timepiece Sponsor of the 55th edition of the world-celebrated Reno Air Races. Another organization, obviously, requires another watch, thus the brand is presenting the Oris Big Crown ProPilot 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition. Peruse on for all the details.
This new limited edition model depends on the well known Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date, a model we got involved with here . The style is a lot of that of a useful device watch. The 45mm multi-piece case in brushed steel comes complete with a coin-edged bezel roused by a fly motor turbine and is intended to be not difficult to peruse initially. The screw-in crown is moreover larger than average – consequently the name – to make it simple for pilots to hold while wearing gloves.
The dial is dark and amazingly straightforward, with firmly differentiating printed Arabic numerals in white. The hands, alongside the numerals, are covered in Super-LumiNova® to guarantee high perceivability taking all things together conditions. I especially like the way that Oris has fought the temptation to make any unmistakable reference to the Reno Air Races or the way that this watch is a limited edition on the dial. The solitary inconspicuous pointer is the red and white tip on the focal seconds hand, which coordinates pleasantly with the red coating on the dim material lash. At 3 o’clock the day and date are shown conspicuously through two huge apertures.
On the converse side of the watch the screwed, strong caseback highlights unique etchings meaning the official logo of the 55th Reno Air Races just as the individual model number. Altogether 550 pieces will be made. Under is a basic yet solid Swiss programmed development, the Oris Cal. 752, which utilizes a Sellita SW 220-1 as its base. This is a similar development found in the non-limited Oris Big Crown ProPilot Day Date and is a strong workhorse. Running at 4Hz, it offers momentary date and day and stop-second for precise time setting. Greatest force hold is 38 hours.
Available on your decision of dim material tie or a metal arm band, the Oris 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition retails for CHF 1,850 (strap) and CHF 2,050 (bracelet) individually. More subtleties on www.oris.ch .