Oris turns its hand to creating a high-performance pilot’s watch, again, with the Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114.
The watch is powered by the Oris in-house calibre, Calibre 114, which boasts a 10-day power reserve. It combines this power reserve with a non-linear power reserve indicator, date, and 24-hour second time zone with half-hour indications.
Oris and Aviation
Oris was founded in 1904, at the dawn of aviation. The brand made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1910s, followed by the first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917. This wristwatch could onlyh be adjusted when a button was pushed at 2 o’clock which helped lead to the Big Crown debut in 1938.
The Big Crown design allowed for pilots, wearing their thick gloves, being able to adjust the crown quickly and easily. Today, the Oris collection is trusted worldwide and is full of innovative and recognized designs.
The new release of the ProPilot Calibre 114 marks a new high-point for the brand. The 24-hour indicator allows you to adjust for local time to the closest half-hour, which is especially important as you travel to countries such as India or Australia.
The design of the watch shares many of the known aspects found in the rest of the Big Crown ProPilot collection, primarily the oversized crown and a bezel design inspired by jet engine blades. But that’s not all this watch has to offer. It also showcases the innovations of Oris’s growing in-house watchmaking abilities.
The Calibre 114 is the 5th in-house movement released by the brand since 2014. The 10-day power reserve is also delivered by a single oversized barrel. Typically such a monstrous power reserve would be found in multiple barrels.
- Reference 01 114 7746 4063 / 4164 LS
- 44mm Stainless Steel Case
- Caliber 114, in-house manual wind movement
- 10-day power reserve
- Hours, minutes, small-seconds, date, non-liinear power reserve indicator
- Oversized crown
- 100m water resistance
- Coin-edged bezel
- Exhibition caseback
- Grey or black dial
- Dark brown Louisiana crocodile leather strap OR
- black, grey or olive textile strap or stainless steel bracelet
Recommended retail starts at approximately 5,500 CHF ($5,750USD) on a textile strap, 5,700 CHF ($5,950) on a stainless steel bracelet or 5,800 CHF ($6,050) on a leather strap.