29 Sep '17, 6pm

Introducing: The Oris Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Limited Edition

Introducing: The Oris Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Limited Edition

We have a new watch from Oris to announce this afternoon. It’s a limited edition pilot’s timepiece in the Big Crown family, and it’s named after the Dewoitine D.26, a French-designed, Swiss-made propeller plane that was long used to train pilots for the Swiss Air Force way back in 1931. The aircraft was a trainer version of the monoplane D.27 fighter aircraft, of which a total of 66 were made. We owe this new limited edition’s existence to a group of volunteer enthusiasts known as Hanger 31, who preserve and regularly fly one of two extant Dewoitine D.26s from a base in the Swiss town of Grenchen. The latest limited edition in the Big Crown line comes with an eye-catching, vintage-inspired green dial. The group’s plane was built in Switzerland in 1931 and remained in active service until 1948, when it was decommissioned and repurposed to tow gliders into the air. Only rece...

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