Swiss watch brand Oris unveils a limited edition watch into its Big Crown family celebrating the unique role played in aviation history by the Dewoitine D.26 aircraft. The Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Oris Limited Edition remembers the training aircraft designed by the French engineer Emile Dewoitine and will be limited to 1,931 pieces.
In 2015, the Dewoitine D.26 286 HB-RAG was passed into the care of Hangar 31, who maintain it and regularly fly it, continuing its historic story. Today, it’s one of only two original D.26s still flying.
Oris has a rich aviation history and has worked with a number of non-profit organisations that conserve heritage aircraft. The company’s links with flying go back to the dawn of flight in the early 1910s when it produced its first aviation-inspired watch. Oris’s first pilot’s wristwatch followed soon after and is celebrated a century later with this year’s 1917 Limited Edition. The Big Crown family was introduced in 1938 as war loomed, and proved an invaluable tool to pilots who needed a clearly legible timepiece with an oversized crown that made the watch easy to adjust while gloved during flight.
Model: Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Oris Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 754 7741 4087 LS, Ø 40 mm
Limited to 1,931 pieces
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 754, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with pointer date function
Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 5 bar
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with embossed Dewoitine D.26 286 HBRAG plane and engraved limited edition number
Green dial with printed Super-LumiNova® Arabic numerals, polished nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®. Polished nickel central seconds hand and central pointer date hand with red tip
Brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Presented in a special leather pouch with additional brown leather strap
Swiss retail price CHF 1,850
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