Introducing the Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403. A new chapter in the story of an icon begins.
Introduced in 1938, the Big Crown Pointer Date has been in constant production for more than 80 years. The original had two distinctive features – an oversized crown so the watch could be operated by gloved airmen, and a central hand that pointed to a date scale around the edge of the dial. The form has become Oris’s signature design, a Swiss watchmaking icon, and a byword for beautiful, functional, timeless watchmaking.
Now, the Big Crown Pointer Date is getting one of the most significant upgrades in its illustrious history. The updated 38 mm model carries Calibre 403, one of the Oris Calibre 400 Series of high-performance in-house engineered automatics. Calibre 403 first appeared in the 250-piece Hölstein Edition 2021, but this is the first time it features in a collection piece. It provides the watch with small seconds and pointer date complications.
As with every movement in the Calibre 400 Series, Calibre 403 has elevated levels of anti-magnetism, a five-day power reserve and a 10-year warranty (join MyOris to extend your warranty to ten years). It’s also accurate to -3/+5 seconds a day – which would comfortably pass chronometer testing – and has 10-year recommended service intervals.
CASE Big Crown, 38.00 mm, 1.496 inches, Stainless steel
MATERIAL Multi-piece stainless steel case
SIZE 38.00 mm, 1.496 inches
TOP GLASS Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
CASE BACK Stainless steel, screwed, see-through sapphire glass
OPERATING DEVICES Stainless steel screw-in security crown
WATER RESISTANCE 5 bar
INTERHORN WIDTH 19 mm
MOVEMENT Automatic winding pointer date, small second developed by Oris
NUMBER Oris 403
DIMENSIONS Ø 30.00 mm, 13 1/4’’’
FUNCTIONS Centre hands for hours and minutes, subsidiary second at 6 h, date center hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
WINDING Automatic winding, uni-directionally rotating rotor
POWER-RESERVE 120 hrs
VIBRATIONS 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
MATERIAL Blue dial
LUMINOUS MATERIAL Indices, numbers and hands with Superluminova C1/C3
MATERIAL Black leather strap, stainless steel buckle