To celebrate its partnership with the world of motorsport, Oris introduces Oris Williams in honour of one of the most iconic Formula 1 names.
The unveiling of the Oris Williams F1 watches
The new Oris Williams reflect the innovation and professionalism of the Williams F1 Team as well as the speed, power and aerodynamics of the car. This is the first time that an entire collection from Oris has been dedicated to the world of motorsport.
The two base models in the collection is the 42mm stainless steel Oris Williams Day Date and the 44mm stainless steel Oris Williams Chronograph.
Oris Williams Day Date (left) and Chronograph (right).
Both models boast an all-new case shape that reflects the contours of a Williams F1 car. The case narrows like the profile of the car while the integrated lugs evoke the shape of the nose cone.
Other clever designs include the crown crafted to resemble a wheel from the car’s gearbox and the chronograph’s sub-dials that are all reset to a zero mark positioned at 8 o’clock, just like the needles on dashboard instrument panels found in historic Williams F1 racing cars.
As a maker of only mechanical watches, both the Oris Williams are powered by automatic movements visible through sapphire crystal case backs that show off the iconic Oris Red Rotor, a symbol of the brand’s watchmaking philosophy.
The watches will be worn during the 2015 season by Williams F1 driver Valtteri Bottas, who finished fourth in the 2014 standings. The collection will be delivered in June 2015.