THE ARCHIVES, SOURCES OF TREASURE
One of the models unveiled by Oris at Baselworld takes its inspiration from two vintage timepieces in the brand’s archives and, despite the limited number of pieces made, was a big hit at the opening of the trade fair.
It’s impossible to deny the heart-stopping feeling I experienced when Rolf Studer, the CEO of the Oris brand, gave me this new model. It is hard to restrain your emotions, even though journalists should always try to be impartial. But my love had bloomed for this treasured object delicately placed on one of the tables of the Oris at Baselworld. Its name? The Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition.
The dial on the Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition is decorated in a lightly grained, silver grey tone, and features an hour rim with large Arabic numerals coated in beige Super-LumiNova®. In the centre are two luminous, blued, openwork and leaf-shaped hands, identical to the ones found on the first pilot’s watches in the 20th century, displaying the hours and minutes.
This new watch made by Oris is available with a chocolate brown leather wrist protector, as well as a travel pouch with a “simple” second strap, also made of brown leather.
Price: 2 400 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin