Recently, the 2018 Formula One China Grand Prix ended at the Shanghai International Circuit. This year coincides with the 15th anniversary of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, and Oris’ strategic partnership with Williams has entered its 15th year. The cooperation between the two is no longer limited to brand publicity, and goes deeper into product development. The Oris Williams Team watch is a tribute to the enterprising spirit and innovative ideas shared by both parties.
Since 2003, when they joined the F1 track together, Oris and Williams have a strategic partnership for 15 years.
As the highest level of racing in the world today, F1 is not only an embodiment of high-tech technology, but also a sports event that perfectly reflects teamwork and precision cooperation. In formal competitions, the technical team usually pays close attention to the progress through screens and walkie-talkies during non-stop times and adjusts its strategy in a timely manner. Once the car’s pit stop instruction was received, more than 20 technicians were in their positions and performed their duties instantly, and the tire changing technician stood by in advance at the expected position of the tires. After the car enters the station, a set of strict and detailed cooperation divisions such as pressurization, refueling, disassembly, tire change, fastening, etc. are all completed in the calcium carbide fire room.
When the car enters the station, a complete set of strict and detailed cooperation divisions such as pressurization, refueling, disassembly, tire change, and fastening are completed in the calcium carbide fire room.
This series of highly tacit and precise collaborations coincides with the core operation of racing watches. F1’s extreme requirements also inspired Oris to make continuous progress. Since its announcement as the official timekeeping partner of the Williams team in 2003, Oris watches have steadily improved their precision and stability, concentrating precision, innovation, enterprising and passion from racing into one inch. Not only a reliable partner for drivers and staff, but also an excellent accessory to express professionalism and individual sports style in life.
Oris Williams carbon fiber chronograph design inspired by race car manufacturing technology, first patent for carbon fiber case
Oris gained inspiration from the Williams racing manufacturing process and deeply explored the potential of carbon fiber in the manufacture of watches. It pioneered a patent for a carbon fiber case and introduced a Williams carbon fiber chronograph with a case weight of only 7.2 grams. Its chronograph hands and chronograph dial also use the classic blue of Williams team, which makes the watch more dynamic and smarter. The Oris Williams ‘Engine’ watch, the hollow dial fully reflects the tough beauty of the mechanical movement. The movement is to the watch, just as the ‘engine’ is to the car. Precision and power are all at your wrist. The Williams week calendar watch, the design of the case is inspired by the contours of the car, the overall simple and streamlined, the integrated lugs are as tough and capable as the cone of the F1 car.
The movement of the Oris Williams ‘Engine’ watch is precisely operated in the central hollow dial, showing a full sense of sports and technology
In addition, during the F1 China schedule, Oris continued its public welfare cause and joined hands with Ali Auctions to conduct a number of Williams series on the platform, including carbon fiber chronographs, ‘engine’ watches and weekly calendar watches. Watch auctions. One percent of the proceeds from the auction will be used to donate to the project of ‘Angie’s House-Social Development of Disabled Youth’ by Ali Charity. The project aims to provide home help, social adaptation and pre-job vocational training for young people with disabilities. Oris, who advocates ‘Go Your Own Way’, is also looking forward to a fierce auction to allow the disabled youth group to receive more attention and support from the public, help them integrate into society, and pursue a more free and beautiful life.
During the F1 China schedule, Oris held auctions of several Williams series watches on the Alibaba auction platform, helping the ‘Angie’s House-Social Development of Disabled Youth’ public welfare project
Originating from the track, and finally giving back to the track. In 2018, Oris will continue to be the official timer of the F1 Williams team, and will deepen cooperation in the field of watch development, offering even more wonderful watches to friends who love racing and watches.
Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph
Product code: 674 7725 8764, Table diameter: 44.00mm
Oris674 automatic mechanical movement, chronograph function, 6 o’clock calendar display
Carbon fiber case middle frame, 100 meters waterproof
Titanium alloy crown, chronograph button, bezel, black DLC (diamond-like) coating
Sapphire mirror with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Titanium alloy back cover, black DLC coating, glass bottom
Black dial with digital scales and black hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Blue chronograph hands, small white seconds
Black rubber strap with black DLC titanium buckle
Suggested retail price: RMB 28,500
Oris Williams ‘Engine’
Product code: 733 7740 4154, Table diameter: 42.00mm
Oris733 automatic mechanical movement with 6 o’clock calendar display
Stainless steel case and crown, 100 meters waterproof
Sapphire mirror with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Black smoky white hollowed out dial with hours and minutes hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Black rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp, also available with steel strap
Suggested retail price: RMB 11,800 for tape; RMB 11,800 for steel
Oris Williams Day of the Week Watch
Product number: 735 7740 4155, table diameter: 42.00mm
Oris 735 self-winding mechanical movement with 3 o’clock calendar day display
Stainless steel case, crown and buttons, 100 meters waterproof
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside
Black or blue dial with scale and hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Black rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp, or stainless steel strap
Suggested retail price: RMB 9,900 for steel belt, RMB 8,500 for rubber belt