Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition Watch Review

Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition Watch Review

Flying into centre stage is the new Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition watch designed to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the world-famous Reno Air Races. This is a brand-new partnership for Oris who have revealed they are this year’s Official Timepiece Sponsor for the race with the release of a bold limited edition that boasts a design just as daring as the sport it honours.

We are thrilled to have Oris as the Official Timepiece Sponsor for the STIHL National Championship Air Races. They make a beautiful watch and now our fans will have the opportunity to purchase their own official Oris 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition watch in celebration of 55 years of air racing in Reno,” said Tony Logoteta, COO of RARA.

The Oris 55th Anniversary Reno Air Races watch is based on a classic model that many Oris fans will quickly recognise, the Big Crown ProPilot. This clean and contemporary model is inspired by the world of aviation making it the perfect design to commemorate the Reno Air Races. The striking coin edged bezel is designed to look like jet engine turbines while the propeller style hands and legible dial are inspired by aircraft dashboards.

The Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition watch boasts a nicely sized 45mm case crafted from stainless steel and is fitted with domed sapphire crystal glass with antireflective treatment on both sides. On the back, the timepiece is beautifully engraved with a special edition decoration to honour the Reno Air Races anniversary alongside a unique limited-edition number out of 550. The case is also equipped with a large screw-in crown designed to be easily grip, even for pilots wearing gloves.

The dial of the Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition watch is kept simple and unassuming with a matte black finish accentuated by white Arabic numerals, white Superluminova coated hour and minute hands and a beautifully contrasting red tipped seconds hand. A day and date window is also placed at 3 o clock. Hidden within the limited edition model is the Oris 752 automatic winding movement which powers each function as well as equipping it with a power reserve of 38 hours.

The Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition watch is currently available to order on either a stainless steel bracelet or a grey textile strap with a bold red lining that perfectly matches the red accents on the dial. With only 550 pieces available, get your order in now to be one of the first to get your hands on this incredible limited edition Oris watch.

Specifications: Oris Big Crown 55th Reno Air Races Limited Edition Watch (01 752 7698 4194)

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment
  • Case Back: Closed with special edition engravings
  • Crown: Screw-in
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Dial: Black with Superluminova hands and numerals
  • Movement: Oris 752 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hour, minute and seconds, enlarged day and date window at 3 o clock
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Vibrations: 28,800 A/h
  • Jewels: 26
  • Strap: Stainless steel or grey textile
  • RRP: £1,650 (Steel), £1,450 (Textile)
  • Limited Edition: 550 pieces
  • Release Date: September 2018

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