A vintage-inspired reinterpretation of a traditional Oris aviation watch out of the domed crystal covering the dial to the transparent sapphire case back. From the new hues of the chocolatey black dial to the background blues. Some watches exude ideas which take you on relaxing and long trips down memory lane to a time when art deco was the newest fad, roadside diners were still blaring bebop songs, and new automobiles were what we’d consider classic automobiles now.
Grantedthe new larger 40mm sized case helps to modernize the expression of the Oris BC Pointer Date but only concerning wrist presence. The alterations were made to scale up the size of a more classic 36mm men’s watches which was of a typical size back when people still took polaroid shots rather than selfies. Probably the most striking quality of this series is the tones used in the dial designs on the various versions. There are several models which use a soft calfskin leather strap and a number of these straps come in various warm nostalgic tones that counter the soft slightly desaturated colors of this dials beautifully.
Among the most well-known versions of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is model that has a 40mm case and comes with a different slate blue dial. The sort of hue that was found on popular classic automobiles from the mid-1950s into the late 1960s. It has a luminous hour and minute hand which is opulently designed and a thin polished second’s hand. The date attribute on this particular watch is what draws many people to the design. Rather than an aperture to show the date, this view employs a different narrow polished hand with a red pointer that points to the day of this month that’s printed around the edge of the dial. This reddish pointer has a more triangular shape and is different looking from the reddish crescent-shaped pointer utilized on the BC Original Pointer Date.
The polished coined edged case has an interesting means of arousing your typical polished case layout and stays true to the first pointer date. Another popular Oris BC Pointer Date is a particular Movember edition which was created as a partnership between Oris and the Movember Foundation. The watch I am talking about is version Set LS Movember Edition. 1 particular thing about the Movember variant is the fact that it is delivered with a special leather satchel that comprises an additional cloth NATO strap.
The next one from this series that we should look at is special variant mode 58BR that’s also known as the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition fashioned at a good bronze instance. This is a gorgeous view with a forest green dial along with a fitting bronze coloured hands together with the red pointer in the end of the date hand. While this version is not that easy to come by since it is often back ordered.
Oris Caliber 754There is a 36mm model which uses a similar bronze case but with a dial that employs a milder and softer shade of green. This version does not use a red tip on the exact date pointer hand. Instead, it utilizes a white pointer idea for the date hand. This is model. One thing all these watches have common (be it the 40mm model or the 36mm of this Big Crown Pointer Date) is your caliber. These utilize the Oris Caliber 754 which is located off the SSW-220-1. Like one can expect from Oris, this 26-jewel automated motion features a red rotor which does the self-winding when you move about, it beats at 28,800 VpH, and includes a power reserve of about 38 hours.
Any watch out of this collection will really be something to cherish. It’s a nostalgic quality that’s rarely seen in most watches nowadays.