One of our Swiss independent houses preferred continues to develop its range through the evolution of its proprietary movement, unveiled a little over two years ago. After the Sixty-Five 12H, having caused a lot of talk about it last September, we are talking to you today about the brand new Big Crown Pointer Date equipped with caliber 473.
In the continuity of the 403
Remember, Oris spoiled us at the end of 2021 by offering its “in-house” mechanism its very first historic envelope: the Big Crown Pointer Date, then equipped with caliber 403. The opportunity for the brand to rework the case of its icon. Our novelty of the day retains its aesthetic features: cathedral hands replaced by needles swordsthen fluted bezel replaced in favor of a smooth and polished bezel. Details that are more contemporary at first glance, but which ultimately bring the Big Crown closer to its origins. Just like its proportions, faithful to the first models of the collection, in particular its diameter of 38mmassociated with a oversized screw-down crownjustifying its name.
A turquoise dial associated with ecological deerskin
Oris made the choice of color here, with a turquoise blue dial which will remind you of the Cervo Volante series, but without the smoky side. A very effective tint skilfully enhanced by thehand pointer date red. Another not unimportant detail, its deerskin frame is also a continuation of the Cervo Volante series and blends perfectly with the color of its dial. A great way for Oris to strengthen its partnership with the association and bring an ecological dimension to this outing. There is an opposition of texture between the smooth and plain finish of the dial and the aged appearance of the bracelet. The latter is equipped with a butterfly folding claspquite rare on the Pointer Date series.
A nice evolution of the caliber 400
We end with the highlight of the show: the movement. The caliber 400 continues its development and takes an important step: the transition to manual winding. But as if that were not enough, Oris offers us a power reserve indicator visible on the… movement directly! A singular detail that avoids overloading the dial and gives this Big Crown a strong identity that will delight enthusiasts and neophytes alike. It retains the three strong promises of the in-house calibers produced in Hölstein: 120 hours of autonomy, non-magnetic and 10-year warranty. This Pointer Date caliber 473 is already available at the price of 4,200€. A sum certainly, but justified by an efficiently declined in-house caliber, in a really well finished envelope.
FEATURES – ORIS BIG CROWN POINTER DATE CALIBER 473
Case: stainless steel – polished finish – 38mm wide – domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment – transparent back – water resistance 5 ATM (50 meters)
Dial: turquoise blue background – white painted Arabic numerals – sword hands & date pointer with red arrow tip – small seconds counter at 6 o’clock – Super-LumiNova on hands & indexes
Movement : hand-wound mechanical – caliber 473 (manufacture) – 120-hour power reserve – 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) – non-magnetic – stop-seconds function – hours, minutes, small seconds, date pointer & power-reserve indicator on the move
Bracelet : light brown deer leather – flat shape & fitted cut of 20/16mm – butterfly folding clasp with polished finish
Information: reference 01 473 7786 4065-07 5 19 22 FC – available on the official Oris website as well as in brand stores & authorized retailers – 10-year warranty – €4,200 including tax