Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
The Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date is a unique vintage watch in a time where it seems like every brand is doing vintage reissues. Where this watch really hits the mark for us is the bronze case material. I’m sure there are mixed crowds on this, and we’ll cover this in a bit, but if you’re into vintage looking watches, bronze is the case material for you. The reason the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date plays to the reissue vintage watch crowd so well is because you can visibly see the case patina rather quickly.
We were fortunate enough to be issued one of the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date watches brand new straight from Oris for review, upon our request. This gave us the opportunity to see how this beautiful Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date started out as and then watched its transformation.
The Green Dial
What first caught our interest in this watch was the interesting green dial and its vintage way of displaying time. To get started, lets begin with the date.
As per its name, the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date uses a 4th hand to display the date. What’s even more interesting is that the dates are luminescent. This provides a really stunning visual in low light environments.
It is refreshing to see more unique colors in watch dials outside of the traditional mix. Pairing a forest green dial with the bronze case material for the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date is a perfect combination. Not only is the green dial unique but it adds to the vintage look of the reissue to the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date. View our Oris X Momotaro Review to see another example of how Oris utilizes this beautiful green dial.
Oris has done a great job bringing back the Cathedral Hands for the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date. Cathedral Hands are somewhat lost in todays modern watches. This addition makes a great vintage touch to the one of Oris’s best vintage reissued watches.
The Bronze Age Over Time
We’ve alluded to this already in our article but probably the most iconic feature of this watch is the bronze case material. It wasn’t until recently that we have started to see bronze being widely accepted as case material for watches. We are typically used to steel, titanium, or precious metal being used in todays watches. That is quickly changing and Oris is on the forefront of that with the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date. If having a true and unique patina is important, the Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date is for you.
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date Specs
- Case Material: Bronze
- Case Size 40mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 5 Bar
- Movement: Oris 754
- Power Reserve: 38 Hours
- Dial: Green
- Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
How Much Does The Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date Cost
The limited edition Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date costs $2,000 USD. The Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date holds its value well on the secondary market. The watch can be bought with discounts up to 15%.