What’s a watch that comes to mind when you think of pilots? Breitling? Well, If that was your answer we’d like to tell you a little bit about the Oris Big Crown ProPilot because this watch is a winner.
This watch was designed for people with heights in mind rather than depths. If you’re into high altitude activities such as mountain climbing, skydiving, piloting, jet-packing or all of the above, you’ll be happy to know that Oris have included two precision instruments in one nice package.
This is the first auto watch with a mechanical altimeter, now we are assuming here you don’t know what that is so hear us out. The altimeter in this Oris is an aneroid barometer which measures atmospheric pressure and converts the reading to show a scale of altitude (available in imperial or metric scales).
Remember, this is a watch aimed at the person who has some idea about aviation or altitude readings. At 4 O’clock you’ll find the big ALT SET crown which is used to activate the altimeter. When the crown is screwed down, the altimeter is not activated however if you unscrew the crown and pull it out you can then calibrate to your current altitude. This can be a bit tricky to get the hang of but it’s dead on when you do. Be sure to read the small tomb you’re supplied if you get this watch.
Oris have done very well here not to sacrifice good looks for functionality. Featuring a rugged military black/green textile strap and a clear and easy to navigate front face, the Oris ProPilot is just exactly that; a professional watch fit for a top gun ready to fly. Priced for around $3700 US.
Be one of the first to own the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter Special Edition. Only five pieces are available. A special edition of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter timepiece will be commissioned to commemorate the international media launch at Ambri, Switzerland. Apply here