Inspired by its rich motorsport heritage, Oris presents the innovative Artix GT Chronograph to celebrate the independent Swiss watch brand’s association with Williams Formula 1 Team. This timepiece boasts a distinctive dial featuring characteristic small seconds display inspired by the rev counter on a race car.
Oris has been the Williams Team’s Official Watch Partner since 2003. Today, the drivers’ racing cars, overalls and team shirts proudly carry the Oris logo – and Williams’s driver Valtteri Bottas sports the Oris Artix GT Chronograph.
Valtteri joined Williams as a test driver in 2010, having started his career in karting and then moved on to Formula Renault (where he won two races as a 17-year-old) and Formula 3. In 2012 he became Official Reserve Driver for Williams, and earned his full F1 seat in 2013. This season, the Finnish driver has delivered a series of impressive performances in his Williams Mercedes FW 36, including four podium finishes, and has already secured his seat for the 2015 season.
The Artix GT Chronograph has a number of innovative features. Most memorable is its Oris-developed retrograde small seconds aperture at 9 o’clock, which is inspired by the rev counter on a race car. As the seconds tick by, it fills with red, returning to white every 60 seconds.
It also has a bi-rotational bezel with a black ceramic minute scale and a ‘good grip’ rubber coating – another Oris innovation that allows the wearer to use the watch quickly and confidently.
The 44mm stainless steel Artix GT Chronograph has an automatic movement that powers a chronograph function and a date window at 6 o’clock. Its two-piece dial features a tachymeter scale, and its hands and indices are filled with Super-LumiNova – perfect for reading the time at a glance, day or night.
Model: Oris Artix GT Chronograph
Ref. No. 674 7661 4434, Ø 44 mm
Automatic chronograph movement Oris Cal. 674, based on ETA 7750 with chronograph function and date window at 6 o’clock
Special retrograde small seconds at 9 o’clock developed by Oris
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100 metres
Stainless steel screwed case back with see-through mineral glass
Stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers
Sapphire crystal, domed on both sides with inner anti-reflective coating
Bi-rotational bezel with black ceramic minute scale and rubber-coated grip
Black dial with indices and hands, both with Super-LumiNova® inlay
Rubber strap with stainless steel security folding clasp
Swiss Retail Price: CHF 3,150.00