A watch collection for aviation
Just like exact time measurement, aviation also requires highly precise and reliable technology. It is therefore not surprising that the Swiss watch manufacturer Oris has had a close connection with this field since the beginning of the development of the history of aviation. The company has been producing its own pilot's watches since 1910. However, it had the greatest success in its history in 1938 with the development of the first Big Crown watches, and that is why the manufacturer's aviation watch collection still bears this name today. Also in their appearance these extraordinary watches are still inspired by their famous ancestors from 1938. The technology in them, however, has constantly evolved, just like aviation itself.
The name Big Crown is English and means translated big crown. However, this has nothing to do with the noble descent or any monarchistic claims of Oris Big Crown watches. Rather, it refers to the size of the crown, the small wheel used to set watches. It was made extra large when the first Big Crown was developed, to allow pilots to set and wind their watches without having to first remove their tight-fitting gloves, a small detail that is typical of Oris.