Oris debuted an all-new bronze timepiece today called the Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date. The watch features a bronze alloy case, bezel, crown, and buckle. Intriguingly, even the dial is bronze – and has been chemically treated for a finish that’s unique to every watch.
The Big Crown Bronze case measures 40 mm in diameter, has a fixed coin edge bezel, a domed sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, and stainless steel screw-in caseback with a circular mineral glass window. Water-resistance is 50 meters.
Despite the abundance of bronze, the large hour and minute hands, as well as the center seconds and pointer date hands, all have a gold-plated finish, that’s perfectly matched to the overall color scheme of the watch.
The bronze dial has white stamped Arabic numeral hour markers (luminous), circling the hour scale is a printed chapter ring for minutes/seconds, and on the outermost edge of the dial, is a white transferred “1-31” scale used with the pointer date.
An outsourced Swiss automatic drives hours, minutes, central seconds, and the date hand. The power reserve is 38-hours and the watch is self-wound by a customized Oris red rotor, or you can wind it with the crown.
The Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date comes with a brown chamois deer leather strap with a bronze buckle and is available in this month. Retail is $2,000.