Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator Watch - Inspired by Bell X-1 Plane

Feb 11, 2011
By launching its new Big Crown X1 Calculator watch, the horological company Oris pays tribute to the historical aircraft. The model draws its inspiration from the Bell X-1 plane, which was the first to break the sound barrier.

The new Oris watch takes the audience back to the period when the aircrafts were made, using slide rules. It sports a rotating bezel, which serves to adjust the slide rule. Beyond that, this element is utilized for the calculation of the fuel consumption for a given flight time.

The bezel is incorporated into the structure of a PVD-treated gunmetal grey stainless steel case. It measures 46 mm in diameter. The case is equipped with a powerful winding crown, revealed at 3 o’clock.

It is supported by two chronograph push-pieces, located at 2 and 4 o’clock. These buttons are marked with X and 1. The model is 30-meter water-resistant.

The body of the new Big Crown X1 Calculator watch is fitted with a front sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides. For its back part, the specialists within the manufacture used a mineral glass. The case-back also exposes a m/ft conversion table, intended for international use.

The top sapphire glass serves to protect an attractive function-packed dial, performed in metallized black/grey. The display is completed with eye-catching Arabic numerals, featured at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. Clothed in white, the numbers alternate with stick-shaped hour-markers, dressed in the same color.

The dial ensures central hours and minutes, indicated by means of broad obvious hands, also white. They are kept company by a slim seconds hand. Both hour-markers and hands are treated with Superluminova compound, which provides a good level of darkness visibility. The minute track is also highlighted with Superluminova.

Additionally, the watch face comprises a 12-hour, 30-minute and small seconds counters, placed at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively. The date indication appears in the rectangular aperture, positioned at 9 o’clock. It comfortably sits over the small seconds counter. The date information, meanwhile, is shown in a neat exhibition window at 4.30. The functions mentioned are driven by a self-winding ETA Valjoux 7750 movement.

A perfect fusion of functionality, precision and aesthetic sophistication, the new Oris watch is accompanied by a black calfskin leather strap, which boasts white stitching.

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