Following up on last year’s Hölstein Edition, which was an all-bronze version of the Divers Sixty-Five chronograph, Oris has unveiled the latest in its limited series of watches paying tribute to the place of its founding. The new Holstein Edition 2021 is a take on their Big Crown model, first produced in 1938.
Inside is the Oris Caliber 403, which is a variation of the headline-making in-house automatic Caliber 400. There is the addition of a small seconds sub dial and an analog date indicator for this new 403 movement. Like the base Caliber 400, it has a five day power reserve and comes with a ten year warranty. For this new Big Crown Hölstein Edition 2021, it is hidden behind a solid commemorative case back that has a relief engraving of the Oris bear and the limitation number xxx/250.
The watch’s stainless steel 38mm case is a combination of polished and brushed finishing and has a new smooth (rather than fluted) bezel, and a flatter sapphire crystal.
Underneath the crystal is a matte gray dial. Around the outermost edge is a printed date ring which is accompanied by a red arrow-tipped hand. Alongside it is a railroad track minute ring. The seconds sub dial at 6 o’clock also uses red for its hand. The hour and minute hands are lumed and sword-style, something new to the Big Crown collection, which has used cathedral hands.
Coming on a matching grey leather strap and in a commemorative box, the Hölstein Edition 2021 is limited to 250 pieces and is priced at AUD 5,200/ CHF 3,600.
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