Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator
Next month the independent Swiss watchmaking brand will officially present its new Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator automatic pilot’s watch.
Well, I guess most of you have already noticed that the watch has a certain “Breitling” smell about it.
Can’t say that I like the similarities, but let’s get down to business.
According to official info, the watch will be supplied in an oversized 46 mm stainless steel case with attractive grey gunmetal PVD treatment.
The dial, while certainly overloaded with info, brilliantly performs its main function –telling time– thanks to a pair of huge hour and minute hands.
On the black background of the central part of the dial they look very contrast and literally strike the eye with white Superluminova.
Unfortunately, Oris still can’t afford an in-house caliber of its own and definitely doesn’t want to bother itself with buying “history” hand-wound chronograph movements, so they simply equipped the timekeeper with the tried and true ETA Valjoux 7750 ebauche.
The movement, which is only slightly decorated, is known for its reliability and serviceability, so the choice is very practical, if not original.
Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Decorated winding rotor
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, day of week, chronograph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel; grey gunmetal PVD
Bezel material: Stainless steel; grey gunmetal PVD
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round; fluted
Case size: 46.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Leather strap with contrast stitching
Case back: Mineral
Tags: 30 m, 46 mm, Automatic, Baselworld 2011, Big Crown, calculator, Chronograph, date, day of week, ETA Valjoux 7750, Oris, pilot's watch, X1