If you’ve looked at the Oris catalog, you’ve no doubt run across their Big Crown Pointer Date watches. It’s a design they’ve been making since 1938, which is some pretty undeniable staying power. For this latest release, they’ve bronzed all they can, resulting in the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze.

This is not the first time we’ve seen Oris playing with bronze, nor is it the first time this model has seen bronze (we wrote about that right here). So, what’s new here? The fact that they’ve created a bracelet in bronze to go with the watch. Bronze is softer than steel, so I’ll be curious to see how these bracelets hold up over time, in terms of the scuffs and dings of life.

Of course, the bracelet of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze is going to develop a patina, just like the 40mm case will. It will make for a unique look, but you’ll also want to watch out – I’ve a feeling you might see some green on wrist if you’re wearing this for a decent amount of time. Not from the case, as the steel caseback separates you a bit. That bracelet is going to be the culprit here, I think. Me, I’m just waiting to see someone take this bracelet and the steel version, and come up with a two-town bracelet.

The bracelet of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze is definitely rather unique, as I cannot think of another brand that has offered a bronze one (if you know of some, comment below!). For this latest version, you can pick one up in one of four colors for either $2,600 on the bracelet or $2,100 on the leather strap. oris.ch

Tech Specs from Oris

  • References
    • 01 754 7741 3167 07 8 20 01 (Green)
    • 01 754 7741 3166 07 8 20 01 (Brown)
    • 01 754 7741 3168 07 8 20 01 (Bordeaux)
    • 01 754 7741 3165 07 8 20 01 (Blue)
  • Case
    • Material Multi-piece bronze case
    • Size 40,00 mm, 1.575 inches
    • Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
    • Case back Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
    • Operating devices Bronze screw-in security crown Water resistance 5 bar
    • Interhorn width 20 mm
  • Movement
    • Number Oris 754
    • Dimensions Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’
    • Functions Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine- timing device and stop-second
    • Winding Automatic
    • Power reserve 38 hours
    • Vibrations 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
    • Jewels 26
  • Dial
    • Design Green, brown, bordeaux or blue
    • Luminous material Indices, numbers and hands with Super- LumiNova®
    • Indices Printed
  • Strap
    • Material options Multi-piece bronze metal bracelet, folding clasp, or brown leather strap
  • Retail
    • Availability January 2022
    • Swiss retail price CHF 2’400; CHF 2’000 with leather strap

1 COMMENT

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    Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Bronze

    For many watch collectors, it just doesn’t get any better than the Black Bay 58. A 39mm case, a handsome mix of modern and vintage looks, and typical diver robustness and versatility all add up to a winner. But Tudor hasn’t rested on its laurels with the watch, as they are constantly tinkering with the formula. Exhibit A of this phenomenon is the BB58 Bronze, which not only features a bronze case but Tudor’s first-ever bronze bracelet. And the bracelet is more than just a pretty face, it also features the debut of a new quick-adjust clasp that’s the spitting image of sister brand Rolex’s acclaimed Glidelock system.

    Case Size: 39mm
    Water Resistance: 200m
    Movement: Automatic

    Purchase: $4,525

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