Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Watch Review

Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Watch Review

Distinctively Oris and yet delivering an edgy aesthetic never seen before from the brand, the new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 watch collection combines elements of their famous Big Crown ProPilot family with bold colouring, dynamic proportions and their popular in-house 5-day power reserve movement. Let us take a look at the flagship piece from Oris’ 2022 Watches & Wonders releases…

Oris have always had a hand at creating outstanding mechanical movements. Their first was the Calibre 110 hand wound 10-day movement launched in 2014 and over the years, their prowess for Swiss manufacture has only intensified. The launch of the Oris Calibre 400 in 2021 set new standards for the brand, offering a 120-hour power reserve, anti-magnetic properties, and 10-year service intervals all at a remarkably affordable price. The Calibre 400 series debuted within the Oris Aquis but has since been offered in their highly collectible Carl Brashear Limited Edition and their Big Crown series. For the first time, the finely-tuned calibre meets the ProPilot, but not the Big Crown ProPilot like we know it, a stripped down version of the pilots watch with contemporary, urban-esque stylings.

The case of each Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 watch is engineered from full titanium with taut, angular lines and satin and sandblasted finishings. The look is entirely raw and technical-looking. The case sits on the wrist at 39mm, giving both men and women a choice for wear. On top, the case still reveals the iconic knurled bezel of the Big Crown ProPilot series and the oversized screw-down crown with guards at 3 o’clock designed to allow pilots easy manipulation in the cockpit even while wearing thick gloves. There’s also domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on both sides, a 100 metre water resistant rating and a full titanium bracelet to match.

There are many reasons to want the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 watches. The edgy architecture, lightweight case and in-house automatic winding movement will be the main selling points for many, but for us, it’s the dials. The range of dial colours in the collection are truly stunning and the overall layout lends a whole new personality to the ProPilot line, which has previously featured only Arabic numerals. There are three dial colours to choose from: a monochromatic grey dial, a turquoise blue dial and a bright salmon pink dial. All are breathtaking, but our eyes are particularly drawn to the moody grey model which opts for a black printed minutes track, black Superluminova inserts and elongated indexes. The blue and pink dials follow the same style but deliver all the markings in white. The three dial’s all have a subtle, grained texture with needle-shaped hands for the hours, minutes and seconds and a rectangular date window at 6 o’clock.

Turning the Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 watches over and the wide open case back reveals the Calibre 400 movement within. As with all the Calibre 400 series movements, it promises an accuracy worthy of chronometer certification (although one that hasn’t officially been rated by COSC) of -3 to +5 seconds a day. There’s also a twin barrel concept for a 5 day power reserve, 30 non-ferrous and anti-magnetic parts, including a slide bearing winding rotor, to minimise friction and wear and tear and elevated resistance to magnetic fields. Every Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 watch also carries a 10-year warranty and 10-year recommended service interval.

The Oris ProPilot Calibre 400 watch collection is available to order now at a recommended retail price of £3,300. If you’d like to learn more or shop the watches for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel: Fixed with knurled detailing
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Screw down with guards
  • Case Back: Exhibition
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: Oris Calibre 400, automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 120 hours
  • Jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Grey, blue or salmon with printed markers and minutes track, Superluminova hour and minute hands
  • Strap: Titanium bracelet
  • Buckle: Folding
  • RRP: £3,300

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