PVD Oris watches look effortlessly stylish no matter what outfit they are worn alongside. Dark at night and smart in the daytime, watches executed in this finish look modern and confident every day of the week. Oris watchmakers have perfected the process of making their watches black. By combining science with artisanship, these beautiful timepieces bestow an air of bravado and masculine sophistication. As an official UK stockist of PVD Oris watches here at Berry’s, it is important to us that the selection we offer reflects the company’s finest craftsmanship skills through their world-famous designs. This unique finish can transform a very classic-looking watch into something futuristic and urban. Designed for those enthusiasts looking for something extraordinary, PVD Oris watches will always win over the hearts of many an avid Oris lover.
PVD differs from that of DLC coating. Both methods are a multi-level, high tech process which involves transforming the look of a watch by achieving a striking finish to the surface of the metal used in the case. With the DLC process, the surface of the case is coated with a diamond-like finish. It produces a hard surface and a unique look. The result adds incredible scratch resistant and durability to the watch, with a hardness that is ten times more than conventional steel. With the PVD process, gas is turned into a solid layer and coated to the surface of the case. The process is carried out in a pressure chamber with temperatures that reach up to 500 degrees Celsius. PVD coatings also improve the hardness of a watch, hence Oris’ choice to coat some of their watches with this unique finish. PVD coatings are also warmer to the touch than the raw metal underneath. The alloy coating provides an additional layer of protection to the surface of the case, resisting abrasions, denting and scratches.
The Oris Big Crown ProPilot watch collection is renowned for a line of pedigree watches equipped with sleek aesthetics and cockpit-ready functionality. The Oris Big Crown ProPilot 41mm PVD watch is slick on the wrist and features a full PVD coating over the entire case. The PVD plating showcases a deep grey colour which looks almost black in some lights and a charcoal grey in others. This unique feature allows the gentleman to enjoy the watch when matched with different styles of outfit, to bring out the colour of the watch in different ways. The aviation-inspired men’s watch, like other timepieces from this same collection, is first and foremost legible. A date aperture at 3 o’clock is easy to locate and combines with bright white Arabic numeral hour indexes coated with a luminescent treatment for night time reading. The second hand melds into the deep luxurious tones of the dial with its dark coated surface. A black NATO style strap finishes this timepiece perfectly, wrapping around the gent’s wrist for all day comfort. The automatic movement which sits at the centre of the PVD coated 100 meter water resistant case, provides a 38 hour power reserve – perfect for long days in the office and for taking away on vacation.