Baselworld 2012: Looking at watches like this new Oris Big Crown Date, I can’t help but think that the monotone look has run its course, — and Oris is, by the way, late to the show. If anything, this is surely a poor reflection on other all-black or all-grey watches of recent years that actually look good (Bell & Ross comes to mind). Oris seems to have taken a perfectly reasonable watch and ruined it with a grey-PVD finish. The style of the watch seems to me like that of a military Officer’s field watch — not some stealth commando. And to top it all off they put it on a dark BROWN leather strap. Awful.
Oris Big Crown Date “Stealth” Watch
44mm grey PVD coated steel case, automatic mechanical movement (Sellita SW 200)