Oris presents a chronograph version of its avant-garde Williams collection of motor sport watches. The watch has a carbon fibre dial, a sporty, lightweight material lifted from the innovative world of Formula 1.
The new watch picks up on the aesthetic first seen in the Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme and the Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition, launched earlier this year. Its chronograph sub-dials all reset to a zero point at 8 o’clock, mirroring the dials found on old Formula 1 instrument panels; the chronograph hands are in contrasting Williams blue; the dial features oversized applied numerals at 9 and 3; and the numerals in the minute track around the outside of the dial sit horizontally (rather than following the contours of the case), inspired by the design of the instrument panel of a modern Williams Formula 1 car.
The 44mm case is made of stainless steel and retains the fluid, streamlined shape inspired by the profile of a Formula 1 car that was first seen last year. Inside that is an automatic mechanical chronograph movement that provides time, chronograph and date functions. The new watch is available on either a rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet (both with a folding clasp), and is water-resistant to 10 bar/100 metres.
Oris first entered the world of motor sport in 1970 with the Chronoris, its first chronograph, and began working with the Williams Formula 1 team in 2003. Today, it is the historic British racing team’s longest-serving partner. In 2015, the independent Swiss watch company introduced a collection bearing the Williams name for the first time.
The new Oris Williams Chronograph is a robust, sporty addition to the collection and is available now, priced CHF 2,800.
Model: Oris Williams Chronograph
Ref. No. 01 774 7717 4164 RS, Ø 44.00mm
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 774, based on SW 500,with chronograph function and date at 6 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case and stainless steel crown and pushers
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100m
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed case back with see-through mineral crystal
Carbon fibre dial with applied numerals
Black hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Blue chronograph central seconds hand with white tip, blue chronograph hands and white small seconds hand
Black rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available on stainless steel bracelet
Swiss retail price CHF 2,800