The new Oris Big Crown Caliber 473 features a new caliber, also known as the tenth in-house movement of the brand. Hand-wound, the 473 has a five-day power reserve that you can track on the reverse side. It’s also anti-magnetic and comes with a 10-year warranty. Outfitted with a stainless-steel folding clasp, this sophisticated accessory uses a butterfly design, so you can adjust the dark brown leather strap. It’s perfect for all-weather conditions when your wrist will inevitably expand and contract.
The case is 38mm and made from stainless steel, with the top sapphire glass dome on both sides. The back of the case is screwed in and also made from see-through sapphire glass. With a 5-bar water resistance, it can withstand everything from splashes to showers. The center hands, numbers, and indices are illuminated with Superluminova C3.
The Oris Big Crown was first introduced in 1938, and since then, it’s been known as an easy-to-wear and easy-to-read watch. People recognize the watch by its white numerals and tell-tale pointer. This version is a part of the brand’s 10-year promise to take its movements in-house. Starting in 2014, this marks the double-digit initiative in the past 9 years. The 473 is very similar to the 403 movement, though it’s hand-wound instead of automatic. The biggest differences are the smooth bezel and the starker shade of blue for the dial. The watch sells for $4,440 on the Oris website.
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