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Oris- This racing life

There are few more remarkable figures in motorsport, and

indeed in sport, than Sir Frank Williams. The legendary

founder of Williams is a force of nature, a visionary who

turned his British outfit into a championship winning team,

and one of the most successful Formula One teams in

history. Williams Racing has won 16 FIA Formula 1® World

Championships, nine constructors’ and seven for drivers’.

Oris and Williams Racing first came together in 2003, and

Oris is now the team’s longest-serving partner.

This year, Williams Racing celebrates the 40th anniversary of its

first Grand Prix, at the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix. To mark this

historic moment and Sir Frank’s extraordinary achievements,

Oris has created a limited edition version of its iconic Chronoris,

also a product of the 1970s, the Williams 40th Anniversary Oris

Limited Edition.

The 40mm stainless steel watch is characterised by its

streamlined case shape, an homage to the original Chronoris,

and houses an automatic chronograph movement that provides

a central seconds chronograph hand and 30-minute and 12-hour

counters at 12 and 6 o’clock.

Oris’s designers have given it a number of touches to denote the

link to Williams. The central chronograph seconds hand and

minute scale are both in Williams blue, while the case back is

embossed with the Williams Racing logo. It comes on a brown

leather strap or on a black rubber strap, or an articulated metal

bracelet.

The new watch is a fitting tribute both to Williams Racing and its

eponymous founder, and also to the Chronoris. When it was

launched in 1970 the Chronoris became Oris’s first chronograph,

created to appeal to a generation of racing enthusiasts hooked

on the daredevil exploits of the era’s F1 ® drivers. Its

unconventional, uncompromising case shape epitomised the

bold design tastes of the time, and it passed into Oris folklore.

This year, the design has been reimagined and upgraded to suit

the demands of a contemporary audience. The Williams 40th

Anniversary Oris Limited Edition, the hero piece in the new

collection, has a sapphire crystal glass, a 48-hour power reserve

and 100 metres of water resistance. It will be limited to 1,000

pieces, a real collectors’ piece.

‘We’re extremely proud to have been working with Williams

Racing since 2003 and to be the team’s longest-serving partner,’

said Oris Chairman, Ulrich W. Herzog. ‘We created this watch to

show the profound admiration we have for Williams Racing and

for Sir Frank, who has been an inspiration to us and to many

others for years.’

‘The Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition is a

wonderful watch and a vivid interpretation of the Williams Racing

spirit,’ said Claire Williams, Williams Racing’s Deputy Team

Principal. ‘It’s bold, daring and made in the pursuit of excellence.

We’re proud to have been in partnership with Oris for so long

and would like to thank them for their continued support and for

sharing our values.’

Product Features

Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition

Ref. No. 01 673 7739 4084 LS, Ø 40.0 mm

Limited to 1,000 pieces

· Automatic movement Oris Cal. 673, based on ETA 7750, with chronograph

function and date at 3 o’clock

· Multi-piece stainless steel case, crown, pushers and case back with

embossed Williams Racing logo. Water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m

· Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside

· Black dial with applied polished nickel indices, hour and minute hands filled

with Super-LumiNova®. Nickel polished hands for chronograph hour/minute

counters and blue central chronograph seconds hand with white tip (can be

used as running central seconds hand)

· Perforated brown leather strap or perforated black rubber strap with stainless

steel pin buckle. Alternatively available with 15-link articulated metal bracelet

with folding clasp

· Presented in a special leather pouch with additional grey NATO textile strap,

strap changing tool and antistatic watch-cleaning cloth

· Swiss retail price CHF 3,500 on leather or rubber strap, CHF 3,800 on metal

bracelet

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