Oris has a long history in the field of pilot’s watches, starting with the Oris Big Crown, introduced in 1938. Even today, Oris produces classically styled pilot’s watches based on the original Big Crown, and more modern interpretations in the Big Crown ProPilot collection. We’ve seen a myriad of these robust, highly legible watches introduced in the ProPilot line, including the bold 2019 ProPilot X, which now receives the brand’s latest generation of in-house made movements. This is the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400.
The ProPilot X style has a much edgier, more angular and contemporary look and feel compared to the regular ProPilot. The full titanium case measures 39mm in diameter and has a sharp, faceted shape. This style was first introduced in the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 115, with a skeletonized dial and movement. The case has a distinct knurled bezel and an oversized screw-down crown with crown guards. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (double-sided), and the case is water-resistant to 100m.
The dial for the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 comes in three distinct colours, ranging from monochromatic grey to a green-blue hue, and finally a bright salmon (actually very pink) tone. All three have a slightly granular texture, with the elongated indices and minutes track printed in black (grey dial) or white (blue or salmon dial). The hands are steel, with index-matching Super-LumiNova inserts. The seconds hand has a sleek, needle-like shape, and the date window is at 6 o’clock.
The Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 is fitted with the in-house produced automatic Calibre 400 movement, no surprise given its name. This movement can be seen through the caseback and offers quite an impressive 120h power reserve through twin barrels. It runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a silicon escape wheel and anchor.
The Oris Propilot X Calibre 400 comes on an integrated titanium bracelet with a folding clasp and Oris’ patented ‘LIFT’ system. It will be available from April 2022 at a retail price of CHF 3,900.
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