A Legend Returns After 100 Years: The Coolest Oris Reissue Yet – 1917 Automatic Pilot Watch Review

Published on Jan 16, 2018

Today I am reacquainted with a watch I saw in Switzerland last year, which left a lasting impression. The Oris Big Crown 1917 (01 732 7736 4081) automatic pilot’s watch is a 2017 limited edition reissue of a timepiece that is not only from the early days of aviation, but closely tied to the history of the brand itself.

In a watch market oversaturated with mid-century and vintage inspired re-issues, this watch takes it all the way back to the turn of the century and the early days of wristwatches, resulting in something unique, classy, and refreshing. Whether you are a budding Red Baron, or just want to add a pilot watch with flare to your collection, this is definitely worth checking out.