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.

Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date patination close-up

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.

Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
Oris Big Crown Bronze 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.

Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date
Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date

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.

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