The Peak (Malaysia) - - Art & Design -

Con­tin­u­ing with the evo­lu­tion of Oris’ bril­liantly made in-house move­ments, the new Cal­i­bre 114 makes its de­but in the Big Crown ProPilot Cal­i­bre 114. The watch­maker’s Cal­i­bres 110 through 113 – known in horo­log­i­cal cir­cles for their lofty 10-day power re­serve with a non-lin­ear in­di­ca­tor – pro­vide the base on which Oris’ fifth in-house de­vel­oped move­ment is built upon. In Cal­i­bre 114, the lengthy power re­serve is de­liv­ered by a sin­gle over­sized bar­rel, while its non-lin­ear in­di­ca­tor is man­aged by a spe­cially de­signed worm gear. The big draw of the hand­wound me­chan­i­cal move­ment, how­ever, is the GMT or 24-hour se­cond time-zone func­tion with half-hour in­di­ca­tions. It’s an in­valu­able in­clu­sion as this im­me­di­ately po­si­tions the Big Crown ProPilot Cal­i­bre 114 as a util­i­tar­ian travel watch to cities with half-hour time zones such Canada, In­dia and Aus­tralia. Ar­ranged around the pe­riph­ery of the dial, the 24-hour se­cond time-zone is in­di­cated by a red-tipped cen­tral pointer hour hand that stays true to the clas­sic avi­a­tion spirit of the Big Crown. Looks wise, the Big Crown ProPilot Cal­i­bre 114 def­i­nitely mea­sures up, with the dark an­thracite or black dial en­cap­su­lated in a 44mm-wide stain­less steel case that pro­vides a nice con­trast to the white of the hands and Ara­bic numerals, as well as the red ac­cents on the power re­serve in­di­ca­tor and GMT ar­row. Com­bine this with a beau­ti­ful deep choco­late Louisiana croc­o­dile leather strap and we have our­selves an all-round good­look­ing travel com­pan­ion.

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