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Flying debut for Oris’ new aviation watch

September 1, 2014 • Jewels & Watches

The Swiss watch manufacturer Oris announced the launching of its new timepiece for September 2014. The Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter will be the first watch with an automatic winding up movement to include a functional barometer and an altimeter.

 

A watch intended for aviation professionals

Founded in 1904 by Paul Cattin and George Christian in Höstein, the brand always remained close to other domains such as automobiles, music, art and most of all sports. Concerning the latter, the two greatest passions of the brand are none other than aviation and diving.
In the 1940s, Oris presented its first model for pilots followed by, in 1952, by the famous Calibre 601, having since then forged for themselves a solid world-wide reputation. Nearly 75 years later, the brand unveils a new professional timepiece, the Big Crown ProPilot, which includes exclusive functions.

Intelligent watch, the model offers a barometer coupled with a quality altimeter. The watch is intended for pilots, climbers and explorers, but its water resistant capacities of 10 bars (100 metres) will also tempt amateur divers.

 

oris ProPilot watch

 

Outstanding performances for the Big Crown

To attract its intended public, the Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter is equipped with impressive technical characteristics. Its stainless steel case is 47mm in diameter, and the black dial is covered by a sapphire crystal dome. The numbers and hands are covered in Superluminova for an easy read at all times.

Two steel screw-in crowns allow the watch’s wearer to set the watch. The first is the conventional crown used to modify time and date, whilst the second operates the altimeter. The owners of this exceptional watch may turn on and off the altimeter by merely turning the crown. Once activated, the altimeter can measure an altitude of maximum 4500 metres.

This unique function was hand-made in stratified carbon fibre. This material was essential to the brand for the manufacturing of this effective altimeter despite its small size. the altimeter hand being lighter and stronger than the traditional hands, no tolerance deviation is to be expected of the Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter.

 

altimeter watch oris

 

This new model will be available starting September 2014, with a dark green or grey strap cloth straps or with leather or steel straps. Thanks to new functions this watch is already announced as an ideal companion for pilots and explorers.

 

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