QUEST FOR THE BEST
Oris is good company.
From the vast skies to the high seas, these latest timekeeping instruments from Oris always be good company.
It’s been said that, to live life to the fullest, one must find the courage to venture into uncharted territory even if the future holds no guarantees. To commemorate this innate sense of wanderlust, Swiss watchmaker Oris has released two new timepieces that will inspire adventure-seekers to brave the elements and explore what the world has to offer.
The first in line is the PA Charles de Gaulle Oris, a limited edition tribute timepiece created to honour the crew of the French Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier named after the legendary French general and president. Based on the original Big Crown model from 1938, this spirited collaboration presents a 40mm case in stainless steel paired with a black dial displaying Super-LumiNova numerals and hour markers, as well as the aircraft carrier’s insignia. Powering the watch is the Oris Calibre 754, an automatic mechanical movement with a pointer date that is indicated by the central hand with a red crescent tip that points to a scale running around the outside of the dial. Limited to 1,890 pieces, each watch includes an image of the ship on the caseback.
As for aviation fans, the independent Swiss watch company presents two new iterations of the iconic Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer. First launched in 1997, this acclaimed pilot watch features an innovative worldtime function that is linked to a bidirectional rotating bezel that can adjust local time in one-hour jumps. The first is a handsome piece with an anthracite dial and a polished top ring on the bezel, while the second model presents a more rugged aesthetic, pairing a black dial with a brushed top ring on the bezel. In keeping with Oris’ philosophy to only make mechanical watches, both models have also been fitted with an automatic mechanical movement.
ABOVE Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer. BELOW PA Charles de Gaulle Oris Limited Edition.