Swiss watch manufacturer Oris introduces the new Audi Sport GMT – the latest product of its formidable partnership with Audi Sport racing team.
The independent Swiss brand joined forces with Audi Sport at the end of 2013. Audi Sport has won the famous endurance event at Le Mans a record 13 times since 2000 – most recently topping the podium in June 2014 with the Oris-sponsored Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
The high-performance Audi Sport GMT is based on the Oris Artix GT Chronograph, and sports the unique Oris-developed retrograde small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, which fills with red over the course of 60 seconds, like the rev counter on a modern race car.
Another Oris innovation is the rubber coating on the outside edge of its bi-rotating bezel, which is designed to give the wearer a precise grip and help them make quick, confident adjustments.
The Audi Sport GMT’s multi-piece 44mm case is crafted from stainless steel, while its matt dial is tailored to mimic Audi’s dashboard instrument panels and finished in the German car brand’s signature silver.
This timepiece is equipped with a newly developed Oris automatic GMT movement based on Sellita SW 220-1, which gives the watch a useful second time zone that’s indicated via an eye-catching red central hand pointing to the 24-hour scale around the dial.
The Audi Sport GMT comes on a leather racing-inspired perforated strap with a stainless steel clasp. It is also available with a stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Oris Audi Sport GMT, Reference 747 7701 4461
Oris automatic mechanical movement Cal. 747, based on SW 220-1
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and 24 hours, subsidiary second at 9 h, date window, instantaneous date, date and 24 hour corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Bi-rotating tungsten bezel with minute scale and rubber coated ‘good grip’ insert on the outside edge
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Stainless steel screw-down case back see-through crystal
Screw-in stainless steel crown
Two-piece matt silver dial with applied numerals filled with Super-LumiNova
Hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova, silver dial ring with 24h second time zone
24h pointer hand for second time zonedate at 3 o’clock and special retrograde small second display at 9 o’clock
Black perforated leather racing strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet
Swiss Retail Price: CHF 2,200