About Big Crown
Introduced in 1938, the Oris Big Crown was designed with an oversized 8mm crown for glove-wearing aviators. This model featured an unusual pointer date display, easy-to-read Arabic numbers, a simplistic dial, and fluted bezel. The vintage design of the signature Oris Big Crown continues to inspire the brand’s current lineup of watches. From limited-edition and anniversary models to the popular Big Crown Pointer Date, this collection offers many wearable pilot’s watches. Learn more about specific models or browse our pre-owned collection of Big Crown ProPilot watches, too.
Purchasing Pre-Owned Oris Big Crown Watches from WatchBox
Aviation watch enthusiasts and collectors come to WatchBox for our pre-owned assortment of Oris Big Crown timepieces and limited editions in near-mint condition. Interested in other watches similar to the Big Crown? Browse our expansive collection of pilot’s watches, featuring pieces like the Breitling Aviator, Rolex GMT-Master II, and many more. Or, if you’re interested in the Oris suite of pilot’s pieces, check out this incredible pre-owned Big Crown ProPilot Day Date 40th Squadron Limited Edition.
About Oris Big Crown Models
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Featuring the classic oversized crown and favorite pointer calendar movement, the Pointer Date is found in a variety of dial colors and case materials. These models have a retro flair, designed with a finely fluted bezel and simplistic dial seen in the first Big Crown watches. While designed for pilots, this piece is versatile and elegant, made for everyday wear. Learn more about this watch in our review of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, or see one up close when you shop this pre-owned model with a striking blue dial and brown leather strap.
Oris Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition
Described by Oris as a “faithful homage to Oris’s first pilot’s wristwatch,” the Big Crown 1917 Limited Edition is a historic timepiece. Inspired by the first Oris Big Crown, this watch features a vintage design—textured silver dial, Arabic numbers, and blue cathedral-style hands. Discover why this watch is such a conversation starter in our article on Top 10 Pre-Owned Watches.
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Roberto Clemente Limited Edition
In honor of Roberto Clemente Day on September 9, 2020, Oris partnered with the Roberto Clemente Foundation to help honor his legacy. Releasing this limited edition Big Crown Pointer Date, fans of both baseball and watches marvel at a handsome tribute, limited to only 3,000 pieces. It flaunts a charming, vintage-inspired style, a 40mm stainless steel case, silver dial, and brown leather strap.
Oris “Movember Edition”
In an effort to support the Movember Foundation that promotes men’s health, Oris created two special edition watches in 2017 and 2018—one was a Divers Sixty-Five piece, and the other belonged to the Big Crown suite. The Big Crown Pointer Date “Movember Edition” ref. 01 754 7741 4037-Set LS was released in 2018 and features an oversized crown, a 40mm stainless steel case, a black dial, and a brown leather strap.
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition
On the 80th anniversary of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, this special bronze edition with a green dial was released. The unique combination of materials and colors is derived from the watch’s design heritage. Bronze patinas naturally as it oxidizes, giving each watch a unique finish over time.