For the first Fratello × Oris collaboration, we chose the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date as our starting point. Rather than simply choosing a model from the catalog, the decision came via an organic process courtesy of our very own Mike Stockton's imagination, which was piqued while on the hunt for something new at Baselworld 2019...
When Oris presented its newly-released Big Crown Pointer Date with an Oxblood dial, he couldn't help but wonder what this new dial would look like installed in the 40mm bronze case created exclusively for Oris's 80th anniversary the year before. The only problem? The 80th-anniversary edition featured a green dial. Mike thought the Oxblood dial would be a superb complementary colour in the bronze case, such a configuration was nowhere to be found in the brand's lineup.
Let's make it happen!
So Mike put the question to Oris: would it be possible to slide one of these glorious Oxblood dials into the bronze case from the year prior? And guess what? Oris said yes! The rest is history and this led to where we are today with our first Oris collaboration, the Fratello × Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date.
This special Fratello exclusive model is limited to just 300 pieces worldwide. It is a unique variant of the Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date, with subtle design tweaks on the dial and case back. Included in the box is an additional NATO strap and a handy strap-changing tool.
Model: Fratello × Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date Reference: 01 754 7741 3188 Dial: Oxblood dial with gilt minute track Case Material: Bronze Case Dimensions: 40mm x 48mm x 12mm Lug width: 20mm Crystal: Double-domed sapphire Case Back: Closed stainless steel with Fratello logo Movement: Automatic ORIS 754 Power reserve: 38 hours Water Resistance: 5 atm (50 meters) Strap: Taupe leather strap with bronze pin buckle and a grey NATO strap with bronze hardware Functions: Hours, minutes, central second hand, central pointer date hand Warranty: 2-year international warranty Price excluding VAT: €1,638.66