Monday, January 25, 2016

Oris Williams Engine, Date

Created in partnership with its long-standing Formula 1 partner Williams, the Oris Williams collection reflects speed, power and technology of Formula 1. While the new model’s 42mm brushed and polished stainless steel case are retained from the launch collection, its two-piece dial marks a shift in focus. Oris’s designers have evolved the look to make the watch feel even sportier and more technical.
For example, the numerals on the minute track on the inner dial section are arranged horizontally to mimic the instrument panel of a Williams Formula 1 car, rather than on a curve that follows the shape of the case, as is common in watch design. That horizontal theme continues in the two Arabic numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock – the remaining numerals have been removed to give the watch a clean, streamlined look.
The part-skeletonised dial reveals a section of the anthracite automatic movement underneath, so the wearer can look into the watch’s mechanical engine. A milled circular perforation running around the dial enhances the technical feel. The central seconds hand is in Williams blue, as is the date marker below the date window at 6 o’clock, making it easier to pick the date out quickly when glancing at the watch.
The Oris Williams Engine, Date is available with either a rubber strap with folding clasp or a stainless steel bracelet. The case back of the Oris Williams Engine, Date reveals Oris’s Calibre 733 and its distinctive red rotor.
Technical details
Oris Williams Engine, Date
Ref. No. 01 733 7716 4164 RS, Ø 42.00mm

Movement
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on SW200-1, with date at 6 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case and stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal

Dial
Black skeleton dial with applied numerals
Black hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Blue second hand with white tip

Strap
Black rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Also available with stainless steel bracelet

Retail Price
Swiss retail price: CHF 1,400

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