Oris for 2022 expands its wide-ranging ProPilot collection with a titanium-cased model powered by Caliber 400, the watchmaker’s excellent in-house automatic caliber that boasts a five-day power reserve.
The new Oris ProPilot X Caliber 400 emphasizes its titanium build with a satin and sand-blasted 39mm titanium case—the smallest in the ProPilot range – matched with the familiar ProPilot bezel and a sculpted titanium bracelet. The large protected crown is also titanium.
Of the three dial options, salmon, blue and grey, it’s the latter hue that best accentuates the clean metallic look of this sleek debut. But if you’re looking for color, either of the two additional options will undoubtedly turn heads.
Flipping the watch over reveals the titanium case back and clear sapphire crystal that frames the Oris Calibre 400, the five-day automatic movement, itself a much-discussed technical achievement from this independent watchmaker after its debut two years ago.
You might be aware already that this movement is both highly precise and strongly anti-magnetic. Oris checks it as accurate to -3 to +5 seconds a day (within chronometer certification standards). Its anti-magnetism stems from more than thirty non-ferrous and anti-magnetic parts (including a silicon escape wheel and a silicon anchor).
Combined with twin barrels and an innovative rotor with a low-friction slide bearing system that replaces the traditional rotor ball bearings, the caliber offers the wearer a liberating five-day power reserve.
Oris underscores its Caliber 400 Series watches with ten- year warranties and ten-year recommended service intervals, a combination Oris dubs “The New Standard.” If you’re waiting for other brands to catch up, you might be waiting quite a while.
Specifications: Oris ProPilot X Caliber 400
Case: 39mm multi-piece titanium with satin and sandblasted finishes. Titanium back with satin and sandblasted finishes, screwed, see-through sapphire glass, titanium screw-in security crown with protection. Water resistance to 100 meters.
Dial: Grey, blue or salmon. Indices and hour and minute hands with SuperLumiNova. Crystal is sapphire, domed on both sides, double-sided anti-reflective coating.
Bracelet Titanium with folding clasp with Oris-patented ‘LIFT’ system.
Movement: Oris Calibre 400 with center hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second. Accuracy -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances) . Highly anti-magnetic with a power reserve of 120 hours.