A change of style at Oris? The watchmaking maison is breaking with its traditional vintage codes by offering a ProPilot X Calibre 400 with a very modern design. Unveiled at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022, this beautiful new titanium watch is part of the large family of sporty-chic watches with integrated bracelet: a very trendy category of instruments.
Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400, PPX for friends
In 2019, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115 marked a turning point in the collections of the Hölstein company with its ultra modern design. This avant-garde aesthetic was indeed a stylistic break with the vintage Big Crown and Sixty-Five watches that dominate Oris.
Today, the ProPilot X Calibre 400 continues to ride this wave of modernity, but with a very sporty-chic look… and an assumed “neutral gender” style, in spirit of the times.
Presented at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022, this watch with its powerful and seductive lines is made of titanium. A metal that gives it robustness, lightness, corrosion resistance and hypoallergenic quality. About design, the fans will find the signature elements of the Big Crown ProPilot. Like an oversized fluted crown and a bezel whose relief recalls the propellers of an aircraft engine. The same decoration distinguishes the transparent screwed back.
However, the PPX has its own personality. It is much more modern with its sleek face and tapered case that extends into an integrated bracelet that hugs the wrist. It’s a sculpted watch, some would say. And they won’t be wrong!
Calibre 400, an Oris movement built to last at the heart of the ProPilot X
Designed to fit the different models of the independent company, Oris Calibre 400 is now featured in the latest ProPilot X. Defined by Oris as “the new standard in watchmaking performance” when it is released in 2020, it has some remarkable features.
On the one hand, this “in-house” automatic movement incorporates some thirty non-ferrous components, including a silicon escapement wheel and anchor, which give it a high level of resistance to magnetic fields. Moreover, its chronometric precision is excellent, ranging from -3 to +5 seconds per day. This performance exceeds the requirements of the COSC – The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres – which allows a deviation of between -4 and +6 seconds per day.
And that’s not all! The Oris Calibre 400 guarantees a very comfortable power reserve of five days. It only needs servicing every ten years. And its warranty is extended to ten years. For the curious, this true mechanical marvel is visible on the back through a sapphire crystal. As for the more observant, they will surely see the head of the bear cub, Oris’ mascot. The rubies for the eyes, the barrels for the ears and the openworked oscillating weight for the smile…
To find out all about this movement, simply read our article Oris Calibre 400, the revolution in the making…
Three versions to suit everyone
With a measured diameter of 39 mm, the ProPilot X Calibre 400 has a more refined profile than the ProPilot X Calibre 115. As such, it is aimed at both men and women. A “no gender” or “neutral gender” creation, as you prefer, the watch is available in three dial colours. Timeless, petrol blue and ash grey rub shoulders with a more original salmon pink. Each of these colours fits like a glove to this new ProPilot X Calibre 400: it is difficult to choose. We advise you to try them all before deciding. The “touch and feel” is necessary. You can find them, for example, in the vitrine of the new Oris boutique in Paris, located at 167 boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement.
And for those who have read the article so far, here are two awards to finish with:
The price of the watch (€3,800) and the type of titanium (grade 2).