This year, Oris has decided revisiting its iconic BC3 pilot’s timepiece. The flagship model in the redesigned BC3 line is the BC3 Advanced Day Date model that features a gunmetal gray finish.
The BC3 has been a part of the Oris watch family since 1999. The first model in this renewed and redesigned line is housed in a stealthy gunmetal gray PVD-coated stainless steel case which measures 42mm in diameter. The case is shielded with a flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and incorporates a steel screw-in security crown and a crown protection with the same gunmetal gray PVD coating. The case construction offers decent water resistance up to 100 meters (approximately 330 feet).
The sporty newcomer features a gray dial with special Superluminova hour markers in so called light old radium-style. The same lume substance has been used to fill the white hour and minute hands, whereas the second hand is black with a white tip. Thanks to the luminescent material, the watch offers perfect legibility both during the day and night. There are also day and date displays which are placed on the bottom of the dial at the six o’clock position.
The flagship model for this collection is powered by the Oris’s automatic Caliber 735 which is based on Sellita SW 220-1. The self-winding movement is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for no less than 38 hours.
From the rear, there is a screwed stainless steel case back with gunmetal gray PVD coating and see-through mineral glass. The sapphire glass case back offers a look at the inner beauty of the mechanism and its trademark Red Rotor.
The Swiss watchmaking brand offered a choice for the wristlet between beige textile strap with a gunmetal gray PVD-coated stainless steel buckle and a black rubber strap with a gunmetal gray PVD-coated folding clasp which is also made from steel.
Oris BC3 Advanced Day Date Watch (the referent number 01 735 7641 4263 TS) can be purchased for 1,400 Swiss francs which is approximately $1,425.