Swiss watchmaker Oris introduced the world’s first mechanical wrist watch with integrated barometric altimeter (altimeter) – Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter. New pilots addressed, climbers, researchers, word, all those whose work or hobby is connected with height.
Watch Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter presented in two versions: with markings in meters and feet markings.
Round watch case diameter of 47 mm made of steel. With a high level of resistance to water (up to 100 meters), this watch will be useful not only in height, but under water. Note that there are two winding heads: first – to “2 hours” with engraved brand name for a patented screw head control altimeter “4 hours” engraved «ALT SET».
So, how this function works. To activate the altimeter must install control head altimeter to “1” (unscrew the head until the red ring). When the crown is pulled out to position “2”, you can calibrate the altimeter. Once installed, the clock shows the current altitude using a yellow indicator, red LED will show the air pressure. On the periphery of the dial you can see the markup altitude.
This rate may be measured in the range from 0 to 15,000 feet or from 0 to 4500 m (depending on the variant model). Scale air pressure recessed between altimeter and the central part of the dial. If you measure the height of unnecessary head can be turned to position “0”.
Little about other characteristics of the model. Grooves on the bezel give the model a brutal appearance. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the dial matte black with Arabic numerals, hour and minute hands coated with fluorescent compound. Inside the clock mechanism installed Swiss Oris 733 (based on the Sellita SW200) Automatic power reserve of 38 hours. Hours can be textile or leather strap, steel bracelet.
From 24 to 27 October in the IEC “Crocus Expo” will host an international exhibition Moscow Watch Expo-2012. At the exhibition one of the most visible on the stand prime Swiss Oris model will Artix GT Chronograph, which brings us back to the trends of automotive design 70s.
The Oris watch Air Racing Silver Lake is part of a series of watches dedicated Air Racing Team and celebrates the participation of the team to the Reno Air Race.
This year, the Swiss Air Racing Team has worked with the RUAG Aviation, an airline military and civil excellence, majority owned by the Swiss Confederation. The partnership has allowed us to improve the aerodynamics of the airplane pilot Don Vito Wypraechtiger, the Scarlet Screamer, to the point to allow him to win a place on the podium of the Reno Air Race in September 2012.
It’s not a secret that today many famous watch brands working with a particular sports team or sponsor events related to the world of sports.
This is, on the contrary, not only inspires athletes to reach new heights, and watchmakers to create new original models.
One of these brands is a Swiss digging Oris, which is the official representative and partner of the racing classic cars RAID. Successful collaboration was noted the release of the new chronograph – RAID 2012.
The idea of a clock is not accidental: the inspiration was the car – winner of races RAID Suisse-Paris in 2011 – 1942 Cadillac 62 Series.
Chronograph, designed by skilled hands of masters brand Oris, presented in a classic style, with an indicator of the second time zone in 24-hour format.
Gray-black dial features Arabic numerals coated with fluorescent material Superluminova, two counters at 12 and 6 hours, 4 arrows, one of which is provided with a yellow tip to indicate a second time zone.