WATCHES & WONDERS 2022: Oris “ProPilot X Calibre 400”

Meet the new ProPilot X Calibre 400 from Oris, a 39mm titanium-cased watch powered by the eponymous movement of the name.

When this in-house movement was announced two years ago, its importance to the brand was indicated by the fact that they did a lunch specifically for the calibre.

Why was is so significant to Oris? As we noted at the time, it was because it was an anti-magnetic automatic movement with a five day power reserve, a ten year warranty, and a ten year recommended service interval. The goal had been to have an automatic movement which was accurate, reliable, consistent, and not require servicing for longer than ‘average’ recommendations.

The first watch to contain the movement was the Aquis Date Calibre 400, about which we wrote here. To read about the movement and what was of note in it from a technical perspective, hit that link.

This new ProPilot X Calibre 400 comes in a 39mm titanium case with a combination of satin and sand-blasted finishing, and a screw-down crown. The bracelet is titanium with a folding clasp and the watch has a water resistance of 100m. There are three variants of this new model, with dials in either grey, blue, or salmon. The indices and hour/ minute hands have Super-LumiNova.

What’s it like to wear? Well being titanium, it is light, but because it is on a bracelet, it is still ‘heavy’ enough to have a wrist presence. The bracelet itself feels comfortable and sits smoothly on the wrist. Size-wise, it sits like a decently sized 39mm (sometimes, this size can feel smaller). Of the three, my pick is the blue.

With an RRP of CHF 3,900/ AUD 5,800, the new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 is available now.

Categories: Hands-on, Oris, Watch Profile, Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022, Women's watches

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