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Introducing the ORIS x MCC Limited-Edition Bronze Version of the Big Crown Pointer Date. The Father Time.

ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze - Image Courtesy of ORIS

 

ORIS x Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Join Forces

Oris, as the Official Timekeeper of Lord’s Cricket Ground, has unveiled the Father Time Limited Edition Big Pointer Crown watch, inspired by the iconic weathervane known as Father Time atop Lord’s clock tower. The watch symbolizes Oris's partnership with MCC, the world's most active cricket club and guardian of the Laws of the game.


ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
Oris x MCC - Image Courtesy of ORIS

The collaboration extends beyond cricket, reflecting a shared commitment to positive change. Oris and MCC work together on various community initiatives, including educational, social, and sports events locally and globally. Their joint efforts include hosting an Oris Change for the Better Day, where they teamed up to clean up plastic waste from London's streets. Both entities are dedicated to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, advocating for local, social, and environmental actions to drive global change.


MCC x ORIS
ORIS x MCC - Image Courtesy of ORIS

 

The ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Inspiration

In the 1920s, architect Sir Herbert Baker gifted the Father Time weathervane to Lord’s Cricket Ground's owners as an apology for a delayed building project. This cast iron figure, symbolizing the passage of time and possibly representing a cricket law, became iconic. Oris celebrates its partnership with MCC through the Father Time Limited Edition watch, based on the Big Crown Pointer Date design, continuously produced since 1938.


ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze - Image Courtesy of ORIS

The 40mm bronze case, fluted bezel, and crown age naturally, accompanied by a bronze bracelet and sustainable deer leather strap. The stainless steel case back features an engraving of Father Time, and the limited edition is limited to 1,926 pieces, marking the weathervane's gifting year. The watch houses the Swiss Made Oris Calibre 754 automatic movement with a pointer date function.

 

ORIS x MCC Big Pointer Date Specifications

The Father Time Limited Edition is based on the standard Big Crown Pointer Date design, featuring a 40.00 mm bronze case with a white dial adorned with Super-LumiNova®-coated indices, numbers, and hands. The sapphire glass is domed on both sides with an anti-reflective coating inside. The stainless steel case back is engraved with special markings, and the bronze screw-in security crown adds to the aesthetics. The multi-piece bronze bracelet with a folding clasp accompanies a light brown Cervo Volante leather strap made from sustainably sourced deer leather.

ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze - Image Courtesy of ORIS

The timepiece operates on the Oris 754 movement, an automatic winding mechanism with a bi-directionally rotating Red Rotor, offering a power reserve of 38 hours. Functions include center hands for hours, minutes, and seconds, a date center hand, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device, and stop-second. With water resistance up to 5 bar, the watch is suitable for various environments.


ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze - Image Courtesy of ORIS

Limited to 1,926 numbered pieces, each watch comes in a special presentation box featuring the Father Time logo. The Swiss retail price is CHF 2,950, and the watch is set to be available from January 2024. The meticulous details and the use of sustainable materials align with Oris and MCC's shared vision of responsible and positive change.


ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze
ORIS x MCC Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze - Image Courtesy of ORIS

Learn more and pick up yours at ORIS.


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