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Watch Spotlight: Oris ProPilot X Kermit Edition

Fun watches are a big thing in the world of horology. From niche functions and funky dials to boundary-pushing timepieces, innovation is the lifeblood of the watch industry. Subtly sitting among them is the Oris ProPilot X Kermit Edition, a 39mm titanium case watch that Oris created in collaboration with Disney’s Kermit the Frog. In this Watch Spotlight, we’ll examine why this £3,800 timepiece could make a great addition to your watch collection and why its vivid dial captivated us.

Design

Undoubtedly, in the centre of this watch is its vibrant ‘Kermit’ dial, which has a fluorescent-esque appearance, making it a real eye-catcher. It’s certainly not for the shy. The colour is captivating with a quirky edge, suiting a wide range of fashionista wardrobes from preppy to streetwear. For those seeking to add a fun watch to your collection, this is undoubtedly a viable consideration due to its quality, design, and playful features, such as the ‘Kermit Day’ feature, which shows Kermit’s cheery face on the date window on the first of every month.

Size-wise, it measures an ideal 39mm, making it suitable for most wrists and a happy medium in the current trend for oversized watches. The titanium case is robust and wears well for a daily watch, meaning damage will be minimal in comparison to a stainless steel watch. It also includes a sapphire crystal, meaning scratches won’t appear quickly and easily.

Movement

The ProPilot X utilises an automatic winding Calibre 400 movement with a power reserve of 120 hours due to its twin-barrel design. Moreover, it has 21 jewels with a beat rate of 28,800, 4Hz.

Wearing It

For those in doubt about wearing it, well, luckily, the titanium case makes it relatively easy to pair this watch with simple, minimalistic looks. It also works well for spring and summer outfits if you want to rock a Cuban collar shirt or a classic polo shirt.

Outfit styles for this watch vary vastly, from semi-casual office wear to contemporary punk; it can appease many tastes and needs.

Final Thoughts

The ProPilot X Kermit Edition by Oris is unquestionably a conversation starter. It doesn’t take itself too seriously but still delivers on quality. As a result, the Kermit stands strong and will only have a handful of competitors in its price range. Lastly, suppose you’re unsure about the colour of the dial. In that case, Oris also has this exact timepiece in other dial variations, such as salmon-pink (our next favourite) and smokey blue, which keeps the look more relaxed.

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