Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Oris Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition

Swiss watch brand Oris presents a limited edition watch made to celebrate the achievements of Williams Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas. The Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition has a carbon fibre case and is limited to 770 pieces.

Valtteri Bottas will race for the Williams F1 team for a fourth consecutive season this year. The 26-year-old Finnish driver secured his seat in 2013 after a successful spell as official reserve driver. His first podium came in Austria in 2014, and going into the 2016 season he has amassed eight podiums and 326 points from 57 Grand Prix, with a highest championship finish of 4th in 2014.

Bottas began his life in racing as a six-year-old, spending 11 years in karting, winning numerous championships both at home and in Europe. He later impressed in Formula Renault, the F3 Euro Series and GP3, before joining Williams as a test driver. The watch marking Bottas’s achievements joins the Oris Williams collection, launched in 2015. Each piece in the line has been designed to reflect the speed, power and technology of Formula 1.
The Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition picks up from the Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme. It has the same 44mm carbon fibre case made using an Oris-patented manufacturing technique adapted from Formula 1. To make this unique, high-performance carbon fibre case, sheets of woven carbon fibre reinforced polymer are layered manually in individual moulds in two steps and then twice hardened at 130°C in special ovens. Each watch middle case weighs just 7.2 grams and is individually made by hand in Switzerland.
In addition, the new model also has a carbon fibre dial and a streamlined rubber strap that mirrors the aerodynamic design of a Williams F1 car. The case back is made of black DLC-coated titanium, and is engraved with 77, Bottas’s car number, and his name. The folding clasp is also made from black DLC-coated titanium.
The Oris Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition is an ultra-light weight watch designed for life on the wrist of an elite racing driver. It will be available from September, priced CHF 4,350.


Technical details
Model: Oris Williams Valtteri Bottas Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 674 7725 8784 RS, Ø 44.00mm
Limited to 770 pieces

Movement
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 674, based on ETA 7750, with chronograph function and date at 6 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece case, case middle part made of high-tech carbon fibre
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Titanium crown and pushers with black DLC coating
Titanium bezel with black DLC coating
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed titanium case back with black DLC coating, engraved with Valtteri Bottas’s name and number, and limited edition number

Dial
Carbon fibre dials with applied numerals
Black hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Blue stop-second hand with white tip, blue chronograph hands and white small seconds hand

Strap
Black rubber strap with black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp

Retail Price
Swiss retail price: CHF 4,350

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