To mark the 80th anniversary of the model, Oris has introduced the Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition (Ref. 01 754 7741 3167-07 5 20 58BR), a special piece with a 40mm case, fluted bezel and oversized crown cast in bronze, and a striking green dial. It’s the third time Oris uses bronze for a special edition:
The Big Crown Pointer Date had been a collection mainstay throughout what later became known as the Quartz Crisis, and when Oris came to look for a watch that would reignite interest in the company, the Big Crown Pointer Date was chosen as a centerpiece of Oris’s collection.
Dr Rolf Portmann, Oris’s Honorary Chairman: “The Big Crown Pointer Date has endured and keeps getting stronger. I think that’s because of the fundamental merits of its design, which is practical and functional, but also beautiful. It’s become an Oris signature and a symbol of how strong the company’s heritage and brand are.”
This 1954 Oris Big Crown Pointer Date was found on a street in Hölstein by Dr Rolf Portmann’s father. When no one claimed it from the local police station, he gave it to his son. 64 years later, it’s still ticking on.
Size 40.00 mm (1.575 inches)
Dial Green, indices and numerals coated with Super-LumiNova C1/C3, hour
and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova C1/C3
Sapphire crystal, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case Back: Stainless steel, screwed, mineral glass
Dark brown leather strap made with sustainably sourced and produced
materials, bronze buckle
Water Resistance 5 bar
Movement: Oris 754 (Sellita SW200-1) with centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand,
instantaneous date, date corrector, power-reserve approx. 38 hours
Retail price CHF 1,900