Oris, a well-known Swiss independent watchmaking brand founded in 1904, has a history of over 100 years. It has always maintained a family-owned independent management method. Compared with other brands, Oris has More space and time to develop a watch of its own style. The sports watches underneath are mostly related to motorsport, which not only has a beautiful appearance, but also is as stable and durable as a racing car.
What connection can a car have with a watch? Oris has been manufacturing motorsport watches for more than 40 years. In 1970, Oris’s iconic Chronoris chronograph gave the brand its first foothold in this bloody arena. Its barrel-shaped case was inspired by the body lines of the racing car at the time. The dial highlights orange elements, giving it a sense of speed and power. Since then, Oris has continuously explored design inspiration from new racing cars and developed many practical features, such as the fast-locking crown and backspaced second hand system. These ideas have finally been transformed into motor sports with dynamic appearance and innovative functions Watches.
1970 Oris Chronoris
In the years since then, Oris has launched Motorsports Motor Sports watches, which include masters of art, GT, Williams, TT1, Audi Motorsport and many other watches inspired by racing. Functional and innovative, it is a great partner for consumers who love cars and sports. In addition to cooperating with Williams and Audi to create models, Oris also launched RAID Paris classic classic car limited edition, Calobra limited edition and many other racing theme watches.
In 2003, Oris began strategic cooperation with the F1 veteran Williams team, not only serving as the team’s official timer for F1, but also launching the first Williams series watches.
As we all know, F1 is the most changing race. New teams keep coming in, and old teams are withdrawing from the stage. Only a few strong teams are ever to fail. When Frank Williams and Patrick Head formed the team in 1977, they knew it. In 1979, the newly-formed Williams team made its first victory at Silverstone, marking the glorious journey of the team for decades to come. Williams has won 16 annual championships in history, including 7 driver championships and 9 team championships. After the new millennium, winning the championship has never been more difficult for the team, but this does not stop Frank, a great innovator, motivator and survivor, from moving forward. In 2014, the team’s results improved significantly, climbing from ninth to third in the previous year. The 2015 team’s goal is to maintain the upward momentum. Talented drivers are the most reliable guarantee for achieving the vision. Drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, and test drivers Susie Wolff and Alex Lynn are always ready to go. Each of them has an impressive resume before entering the F1 field, and has many years of experience in playing kart, Formula Renault, DTM and F3. Bottas joined Williams as a test driver in 2010 and became the starting driver in 2013. In 2014, the Finnish genius reached the podium six times and won fourth place in the driver of the year. From 2006 to 2013, Massa won 11 race championships with the Ferrari team, 40 podiums, 16 pole positions and 15 fastest laps. Wolff was promoted to be the official test driver of the 2015 season. In 2014, she participated in the British Grand Prix test session and became the first woman to drive an F1 car in 22 years. We have reason to believe that the three of them will bring us more surprises.
2004, former Williams rider Schumacher Memorial Edition
In these 13 years, Oris has launched more than 10 models of the Williams series, which has become an important part of today’s Oris product line. This year, Oris introduced three more Williams series watches: Williams Waltley-Bottas Limited Edition Watch, Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph and Williams Engine Watch.
Williams Waltley Bottas Limited Edition
The 44mm carbon fiber case of the Williams Waltley Bottas Limited Edition watch is made by Oris patented technology from F1. The carbon fiber textile sheet is placed in a separate mold, and is hardened and integrated at 130 degrees Celsius. The middle frame of each watch is handmade in Switzerland and weighs only 7.2 grams, making it light and strong.
The new watch also features a carbon fiber dial with a streamlined rubber strap to pay tribute to the Williams F1. The back cover of the watch is made of titanium alloy and is covered with black DLC (steel-like steel) coating, which is engraved with the name of Bottas and the racing number 77. The rubber strap is also paired with a black DLC titanium alloy buckle.
Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph
Built with carbon fiber technology, technology comes from partner F1 Williams. F1 racing car manufacturing materials need to have the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio. The core components of the racing car’s outer frame and steering wheel are made of 2 times the strength of steel, but only 1/5 of carbon fiber. The same is true for the Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph case, which weighs just 7.2 grams.
Oris Williams carbon fiber chronograph’s crown, chronograph buttons, bezel and back cover are made of light and strong titanium alloy, polished metal surface, and coated with black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. The watch is driven by the Oris674 self-winding chronograph movement remodeled from ETA7750 and features a 30-minute, 12-hour and small seconds display. The chronograph hands and chronograph dial use Williams’s classic blue, making the watch more dynamic.
Oris Williams ‘Engine’ watch, 42mm stainless steel case with two polishing processes, polished and brushed, showing the toughness of motorsports; double-layered dial center hollow, the watch’s ‘engine’ Oris733 automatic mechanical movement in The precise operation underneath it shows a full sense of sports and technology.
The watch incorporates many racing inspirations. The inner dial marked with the minute scale is exactly the same as the Williams racing dashboard; the case is streamlined, the nose cones and the gearbox crown are all F1. Iconic elements of racing. The dial has a clear hierarchy and three-dimensional shape: the black outer dial retains only two large Arabic numerals at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, which is eye-catching; the inner dial is smoky gray, and an arc groove is milled on the top and bottom, which is quite mechanical. The central mechanical movement, the smoke gray and metallic primary colors, contrasts strongly. The second hand uses Williams’ classic blue, which is more intelligent and calm in addition to being dynamic.