Oris first introduced the BC3 (Big Crown) collection back in 1999, and since that time it’s been a mainstay within Oris’ cataloge of sports watches. Though pilot inspired, the BC3 range has stood apart from other watches in the genre by offering something a bit more aesthetically different, namely the large, geometric case that has remained largely unchanged (give or take a few details) since its inception.
For 2016, Oris revisited the BC3 line with the release of the BC3 Advanced Day/Date in gunmetal grey, a finish that gives the watch a cool, aggressive look, but one that’s a bit more versatile than simple black PVD. And at $1,500, it’s relatively well priced for a Swiss-made watch produced by a respected and longstanding firm. The question remains, is it worth adding to your collection? Let’s take a closer look.