QUEST FOR THE BEST

Oris is good com­pany.

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Contents -

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.

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