Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Steel: Malaysia Price and Review

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Oris’ latest Big Crown packs a punch.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Coinciding with the dawn of aviation, Oris made its first pilot’s pocket watch in the early 1900s, followed by its first pilot’s wristwatch in 1917. The watch featured an ingenious mechanism that meant it could only be adjusted when a button was pressed at two o’clock.

This inspired the Oris Big Crown collection that made its debut in 1938 and went on to become a favourite among pilots for its oversized crown, allowing gloved airmen to adjust their watches quickly and easily. Today, Oris sponsors some of the world’s most daring pilots, including Don Vito Wyprächtiger and the Swiss Air Racing Team, a frontrunner of the world-famous Reno Air Races.

With a bunch of new models being introduced this year including the Diver Sixty-Five and a new limited edition Carl Brashear, the new iteration of the Big Crown Pointer Date was a comparatively low-key affair. Now available in 40mm and 36mm versions, the watch has been reworked to be slimmer, smoother and more seamless under a cuff.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Offered in both 40mm and 36mm iterations, the stainless steel case features both brushed and polished surfaces. Just like most Big Crowns, the watch features its signature notched bezel and oversized crown. Slighty curved with a domed sapphire crystal, both sizes come with a seven-link steel bracelet or naturally tanned leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle for a more vintage look.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Dial offerings for the 40mm and 36mm differ with the larger version available in a classic black dial or cool new grey-blue dial while the 36mm version also has a black rendition in addition to a delicate mint green dial. The main draw of the watch is of course its central indication of the current day, with the date printed on the outer scale of the dial and indicated by a red-tipped date hand.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Visible through the sapphire caseback is the watch’s automatic movement, the Oris Calibre 754, based on a Sellita SW 200-1 with 38 hours of power reserve. If you’re after a simple, vintage-inspired pilot’s watch, this is a good bet


40mm or 36mm stainless steel


Blue, black or light green dial with printed Super-LumiNova Arabic numerals, polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova


Oris Calibre 754


Light brown naturally tanned leather strap or stainless steel bracelet


Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Power Reserve

38 hours


40mm: RM7,700 (bracelet), RM6,800 (leather strap)

36mm: RM7,300 (bracelet), RM6,400 (leather strap)

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Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.

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