The famous Swiss watchmaker Oris has announced the launching of a new creation, the Big Crown X1 Calculator Watch, in honor to the historical Bell X-1 aircraft. The popular plane is the first created that broke the sound barrier and has inspired Oris in building a watch whose resemblance takes the watch collectors back in time when the plane was made.
Big Crown X1 Calculator features an oversized 46mm gunmetal grey stainless steel case, with decorative PVD treatment, which incorporates a rotating bezel that helps to operate the circular slide rule and also helps in calculating the fuel consumption during flight. Moreover, the case is equipped with an imposing crown placed at 3 o’clock used for fast winding and operating the chronograph hands and two lateral push-buttons pointed with X and 1 respectively. Additionally, the protective case is dressed on top in a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal coating with both sided anti-reflective treated, while the case-back integrates a mineral crystal and lets visible a m/ft scale.
According to the company, the new watch for pilots, Big Crown X1 Calculator, is powered by a Swiss automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 movement which is very reliable and assures the optimum timekeeping precision. The ‘soul’ of the timepiece is adorned with 25 jewels and operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph bringing to life the functions of the model and boasting 42-hour power reserve.
With the help of the self-winding movement, the time is displayed infallible via the metal black or grey dial which features big Arabic numbers along with stick-shaped hour indices and huge stainless steel hour and minute-hands and seconds-chronograph hand, all performed in white and as well as the minute track, are covered in Superluminova composite, to be more visible during night time.
The dial employs three sub-dials indicating the hour, minutes and small seconds-totalizers and two exhibitions for the date and day of week. These elements are nestled at 6 o’clock, 12 and 9 o’clock pointing at the 12-hour counter, 30-minute indicator and small seconds-indicator, while the date and day of week are indicated by small apertures placed at 9 o’clock and 4.30 respectively.
To match perfectly all design-related features, the new Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator Watch is mounted on a classic black calf-skin leather strap with contrast stitching, which is also very cozy on the wrist of its wearer. The specialists within the manufacture have built the case to resist water to 30 meters.
The Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator model is not expected to cost very much because of the basic movement it uses, however it is a sophisticated timepiece and a great collection item and also, a reliable companion to aviators.
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