The Big Crown Pointer Date is the models of Oris since its creation in 1938. This year, a new chapter opens with a watch animated by our home automatic caliber: the 403 caliber.

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A new chapter in the history of an icon begins.

Created in 1938, the Big Crown Point Date has been produced for more than 80 years. The original version had two distinctive features: an oversized crown allowing the gandate airmen to set the watch and a central needle pointing to a date scale on the periphery of the dial. This model has become the signature of Oris, an icon of Swiss watchmaking and a synonym for beautiful watchmaking, functional and timeless. Today, the Big Crown point date receives one of the most important evolutions of its illustrious history. The new 38 mm model is equipped with the 403 caliber - which is part of the 400 Caliber series, a series of high performance automatic movements designed internally. The 403 caliber is used for the first time in the Hölstein Edition 2021 watch, an edition composed of 250 pieces, but this is the first time it appears in a collection. The watch includes the following complications: a small second and a point date. Like all Caliber 400 series movements, the 403 caliber has a high anti-magnetic resistance, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty. The recommended maintenance intervals are also 10 years and its accuracy is -3 / + 5 seconds a day, which would allow it to easily pass the tests of a stopwatch. "People who love Oris have claimed it," says Rolf Studer, CO-CEO of Oris. "It's a privilege, as guardian of the philosophy of Oris, to start this new chapter in the history of the Big Crown."

"The Big Crown Pointer Date has become the signature of the Oris house and a synonym for beautiful watchmaking"

All oris watches equipped with a movement of the new 400 Caliber series hold 3 promises of performance applicable to the real world:
  • Anti-magnetism: All Movements in the 400 Caliber series have more than 30 anti-magnetic pieces and exceed the requirements set by ISO 764 for magnetism resistant watches.
  • 5 day power reserve: For many reasons, a mechanical watch may not be worn every day. The 400 Caliber series movements have a five-day power reserve, which allows them to work longer even when the watch is not worn.
  • Warranty 10 years: reliability is the standard for any oris watch equipped with a 400 caliber series movement. The owners who register on Myoris activate a 10-year warranty.

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Natural selection

The Oris Movement Creation Program continues, inspired by the needs of today's world citizens and developed in our house in Hölstein.
The story of Oris, creator of watches and movements, begins in 1904. It is in the beautiful village of Hölstein, located in the Waldenburg Valley, which the company was founded. Oris is located in northwestern Switzerland, far from the cradle of Swiss watchmaking. The choice of this site was deliberate because it always allowed us to follow our own path. Our founders were watchmakers, but also pioneers. Their vision was to marry crafts and industrial watchmaking to produce high quality watches for citizens of the time. Over the next 75 years, ORIS created nearly 300 mechanical movements, pushing the limits of innovation without ever losing sight of the founders' philosophy. When the manual winding 110 caliber was presented in 2014, he kicked off the new Oris Movement Creation Program (Oris movement program). Since then, eight other unique calibres, designed internally, have emerged. Our most recent advances belong to the Caliber 400 series. These automatic calibres have a high anti-magnetic resistance, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty. They established the new standard for Swiss Made automatic watches. These revolutionary characteristics have been defined and implemented by our engineers and watchmakers, who have spent five years creating the 400 Caliber series, always taking the vision of the founders. Each movement of the Caliber 400 series is therefore designed to adapt to the lifestyle of today's citizens. The 400 caliber is the classic automatic movement with three needles and a date; The 401 caliber has a small second; And the 403 caliber is composed of a small second and a point characteristic date of the house oris. "The question that guides us is how our founders have imagined watches today," says Rolf Studer. "Like them, we want the oris watches to be efficient, beautiful, while being produced in an industrial way and, but above all, that they make sense. We call it the luxury of common sense. Our new Big Crown Pointer Date Caliber 403 is the very incarnation of this philosophy. "

"Our engineers and watchmakers have spent five years creating the 400 Caliber series"

  • Case: Multi-parts stainless steel, size 38.00 mm (1.496 inches)
  • Dial: Blue, Luminescence Index and printed numbers with Super-Luminova®, needles filled with Super-Luminova®, sapphire upper glass, curved on both sides, antireflection treatment inside
  • Background of the case: Stainless Steel, Screwed, Transparent Sapphire Glass, Order Organs: Security Crown Screwed Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet: Black leather with quick change system
  • Sealing: 5 bar / 50 m
  • Movement : Number Oris Caliber 403.
  • Functions: Central needles hours, minutes and date, small second at 6am, fine and stop-second adjustment system. Precision -3 / + 5 seconds per day (in COSC tolerances)
  • Additional features: Highly anti-magnetic, automatic reassembly, power reserve 120 hours, extended 10-year warranty with registration on Myoris. Applies to the watch and movement. Recommended maintenance intervals of 10 years, five-year recommended sealing control.
Selling price : 2900 euro

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