Flight times for the wrist

fashion August 22, 2018 11:00

By The Nation

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Luxury watchmaker Oris invites you to fly around the clock with its new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114 wristwatches.



This new movement combines a 10-day power reserve, Oris’s patented non-linear power reserve indicator, a date indication and, for the first time, a 24-hour second time zone with half-hour indication. 

Oris began its history in 1904 and made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1910s. In 1917, the brand launched its first collection of pilot’s wristwatches with an ingenious mechanism that could only be adjusted when a button was pressed at 2 o’clock. 

Inspired by jet engine blades, this new model showcases Oris’ groundbreaking innovations and features a robust stainless steel case and a bold, clearly legible dial and comes with a variety of dials, case finishing, straps and bracelets to suit tastes and occasion.

Its 24-hour time zone, indicated by a central pointer hour hand, offers local time adjustment to the nearest half hour, useful if you’re travelling to or from countries such as India or Australia. Calibre 114 is the fifth in-house developed movement and was introduced in 2014. It shares the same base architecture as Calibres 110 through 113. 

The 10-day power reserve is delivered by a single oversized barrel while the inventive non-linear power reserve indicator (which shows the time remaining until the hand-wound movement needs rewinding with ever greater accuracy as the days pass), is managed by a bespoke worm gear designed exclusively for Oris’s movement suite.

Find out more at www.TrocaderoTime.com.