Swiss watchmaker Oris is marking a milestone with the special edition Big Brown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary watch featuring a 40mm case, fluted bezel, oversized crown cast in bronze and a striking green dial.
In 1938, Oris introduced a pioneering watch for pilots. It had an oversized crown so that the glove-wearing airmen could easily adjust it, and an unusual complication – a date indicated by a central pointer hand.
The aim was to create a beautiful, high-quality, reasonably priced timekeeper that would be reliable and easy to use, even in hostile conditions.
“Designs come and go, but the Big Crown Pointer Date has endured and keeps getting stronger. It’s become an Oris signature and a symbol of how strong the company’s heritage and brand are,” says Oris’ honorary chairman, Dr Rolf Portmann.
Oris has chosen bronze for the case material to represent its popularity in the market and tell its history in industrial approach to watch-making.
Bronze acquires a patina naturally as it oxidises, so 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 colours is symbolic of the watch’s design heritage, Oris’ rich mechanical-watch-making history, and the headquarters’ natural location in Switzerland’s beautiful Waldenburg Valley.
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