ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date – An Icon for Generations

Apr 17 2020 A Week On The Wrist

The contemporary Big Crown is inspired by that timeless 1938 original. Its oversized crown meant gloved airmen could adjust their watches quickly and easily. The high-performance ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date is much more than a landmark in the company’s archive. One of ORIS’s most recognized designs with a round case and tapered lugs, coin-edged bezel, oversized crown, smooth, clear, functional dial and central pointer hand, indicating the date.

The new ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date has been designed for a new generation of stylish and forward-thinking mechanical watch buyers. The new design has a vintage aesthetic and an up-to-date feel; with a slimmer silhouette and a bubble-curved sapphire crystal. The new watch features a quick-strap change system so that users can choose between strap colours and materials, without needing to take the watch to a jeweller.

The new shape has a 40mm case and features the iconic dial design with rounded Arabic numerals, a rail track chapter ring indicating the minutes, ornate hands and the pointer date hand. ORIS’ designers turned to colour keyboards in Le Corbusier’s ‘Polychromie architecturale’, adopting a grey-blue dial. There is a choice of naturally tanned leather straps, or a metal bracelet.

ORIS Big Crown Pointer Date

Ref. No. 01 754 7741 4065 LS, Ø 40.00 mm


  • Automatic movement ORIS Cal. 754, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with pointer date function
  • Multi-piece stainless steel case with screw-in stainless steel crown.
  • Water-resistant to 5 BAR
  • Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal
  • Bubble-curved sapphire crystal, domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
  • Blue or black dial with printed Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals, polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®. Polished nickel central seconds hand and central pointer date hand with red tip
  • Light brown naturally tanned leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle (on blue-dialled version), dark brown or black leather naturally tanned strap with stainless steel pin buckle (on the black-dialled version). Alternatively, available with stainless steel bracelet
  • Swiss retail price CHF 1,550 on strap, CHF 1,750 on stainless steel bracelet