Breathing life into their signature Big Crown Pointer Date watch, Oris launches yet another in-house movement as part of their Calibre 400 series. The new Calibre 473 is an innovative hand-wound movement offering the same high levels of anti-magnetism, 10-year warranty and 5-day power reserve as previous Calibre 400 movements but with the latter 120-hour reserve ingeniously displayed on the back of the movement. The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 473 watch is setting the bar high for the rest of 2023…
Swiss watch manufacturer Oris has been making in-house movements since 1904. Over the years, they have engineered more than 270 unique calibres and following the Quartz Crisis of the 1970’s, Oris decided to cement their legacy in movement manufacture by creating the Oris Movement Creation Programme during the late 2000’s. The movements created under this programme had to be purely mechanical, Swiss made and offer unique functions all at a reasonable price. It’s safe to say Oris have succeeded in this mission, creating original, purpose-driven movements like the Calibre 110, the first of the Calibre 1000 hand-wound series with a 10-day power reserve. More recently, the Calibre 400 series marked the luxury watch brand’s first line of in-house automatic movements for more than 40 years elevated by their high levels of anti-magnetism, 10-year warranties and 5-day power reserves. Now, as Oris enter the tenth year of the revived Oris Movement Creation Programme, they proudly announce a new hand-wound movement, the Calibre 473 housed within the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 473 watch.
The Oris Calibre 473 Movement
If you’ve got a keen eye, it has likely already crossed your mind that Oris has previously launched a Big Crown Pointer Date watch with a Calibre 400 movement inside. The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403 watch was launched at the end of 2019 and offered the iconic hours, minutes, small seconds and pointer date hands alongside all the high-tech of the Calibre 400 movement. The Calibre 473 is built on the same base as the Calibre 403, but rather than being automatic is now manual winding and more significantly, showcases a 120 hour power reserve indicator. Rather than being traditionally placed on the dial, the power reserve indicator is instead positioned on the back of the movement and can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back.
Other than its backside power reserve indicator and manual winding mechanism, the Oris Calibre 473 movement offers all the same spec as before. There are central hands for the hours, minutes and date and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. We’re also promised an impressive accuracy of -3/+5 seconds a day which falls within COSC tolerance, despite it not being officially chronometer-certified. Then there is the impressive 120 hour power reserve, high levels of anti-magnetism and finally, each Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 473 watch comes with a 10 year warranty and 10-year recommended service intervals.
The Oris Big Crown Calibre 473 Watch
The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date watch has remained an icon within the Oris collections ever since its launch in 1938. It’s elegant, retro and aviation-inspired appearance is now only further enhanced by the Calibre 473 movement placed within. The movement powers the hours, minutes, pointer date and small seconds positioned on the smooth, sky blue dial printed with white Arabic numerals and a railway minutes track. The numerals and indexes, like the strong sword-shaped hands, are printed with glow in the dark Superluminova for effortless legibility in all lighting.
The dial and case back of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 473 watch is protected by sapphire crystal glass, the rear side kept flat allowing for an unobstructed view of the 120-hour power reserve indicator integrated into the movement. The front sapphire crystal is domed and treated with anti-reflective coating on the inside. The case measures to 38mm in diameter and is engineered fully from stainless steel with a matching, fixed steel bezel, tapering brushed lugs and a stainless steel screw-in security crown at 3 o’clock. The latter helps assist in a 50 metre water resistant rating.
Completing the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 473 watch is a sophisticated olive brown strap crafted by Oris’ Swiss partner Cervo Volante, a manufacturer of sustainably sourced deer leather. The strap is secured by a new Oris stainless steel butterfly folding clasp with a fine-adjustment system. The buckle allows you to make minor adjustments to the length of your strap as your wrist expands and contracts. The Oris Big Crown Calibre 473 watch is a permanent piece within the collection and retails at £3,700.
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- Case Size: 38mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 50 metres
- Movement: Calibre 473, in-house, manual winding with 10 year-warranty
- Accuracy: -3/+5 seconds a day
- Functions: Hours, minutes, pointer date, small seconds, power reserve indicator placed on back of movement
- Power Reserve: 120 hours
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Blue with Superluminova hands, numerals and indexes
- Strap: Brown deer leather
- Buckle: Butterfly with fine-adjustment system
- Limited: No
- RRP: £3,800
- Release Date: January 2023