Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 Watches and Wonders 2022

Fly Guy: Oris Releases the ProPilot X Calibre 400 to Watches & Wonders 2022

Inspired by over a century of aviation heritage, this ultra-light titanium pilot’s watch soars into the future.

By Rhonda Riche
Editor-At-Large

With all the excitement of Watches & Wonders, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. And the most hyped timepieces usually feature a crazy new complication or daring new design.

However, what enthusiasts love about Oris is that the brand plans for the future.
 

With its titanium case and range of colorful dials, Oris’ latest offering, the ProPilot X Calibre 400, is not just exciting in the present moment because we can see the kind of statement it will make in the future.

Here’s why this pilot’s watch is winning the hearts of collectors.

Popular Mechanics

In the past few years in the watch industry, it has been impossible to avoid talk of flippers, watch-buying consortiums, and debates about whether one believes watches are a commodity. But for many in the community, the real currency of a timepiece is how much happiness it gives you and how long it can make that happiness last.
 

And it is why, this year, Oris is (once again) promoting what it calls “the joy of mechanics” with the release of the new ProPilot X Calibre 400. Powered by Oris’ in-house Calibre 400 movement, this trio of new releases features a date window at 6 o’clock and an accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds a day.

Conceived entirely in-house by skilled engineers, the Calibre 400 series of movements all feature elevated levels of anti-magnetism, ten-year recommended service intervals, and a ten-year warranty. So you know it’s built to last.
 

Time After Time

The ProPilot X Calibre 400 is also an excellent investment if you want a watch that you can pass on to the next generation.

First of all, the design is beautiful enough to attract watch fans’ enduring attention. The first thing that catches your eye is the 39mm titanium case. It has all the hallmarks of a traditional ProPilot – such as the familiar ProPilot bezel and oversized crown – but the angular architecture has been satin and sand-blasted. These contrasting finishes lend the watch its industrial edge. Furthermore, this raw surface is complemented by a dynamic, sculpted titanium bracelet.
 

As of late, Oris has been doing fun, unexpected things with case materials and dials. After all, is Oris not the go-to brand for bronze aficionados? And, we trust, everyone remembers the downright gorgeous dials of the Cotton Candy collection.

And the new ProPilot X Calibre 400 is no exception to this trend. Again, Oris wants to bring joy to its collectors by bringing life and color to your wrist, tempering the more industrial elements of the design with an expressive range of dial colors in gray, blue, and salmon.
 

And the new ProPilot X Calibre 400 is no exception to this trend. Again, Oris wants to bring joy to its collectors by bringing life and color to your wrist, tempering the more industrial elements of the design with an expressive range of dial colors in gray, blue, and salmon.

In the end, Oris wants the ProPilot X Calibre 400 to be an extension of the wearer’s personality because, when you love an object enough, it’s unlikely to lay forgotten in a drawer or bank vault. It becomes something by which your descendants will remember you.
 

Part of the Family

Made to be admired from every angle, the ProPilot X Calibre 400 also has a transparent caseback to allow you to admire the finely finished Calibre 400 movement. However, if you love watches, then you probably have more than one, and Oris’ engineers developed the Calibre 400 with that in mind.
 

When you want to switch things up, this movement has a five-day power reserve, so your ProPilot will still be ready for takeoff even if you haven’t worn it for some time. The mechanism can deliver this long-lasting reserve through the use of twin barrels, both of which can store two-and-a-half days of power thanks to the extended mainspring.
 

Pricing & Availability

The new ProPilot X Calibre 400 retails for $4,300. For more information, please visit the Oris website.
 

(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)

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