Swiss watch brand Oris unveils Audi Sport Limited Edition III, the third watch in a series created to celebrate the partnership between the company and the iconic endurance racing team. Like the two watches that preceded it, the new watch features an innovative Oris developed complication – a vertical countdown.
This standout feature appears on a subdial at 9 o’clock. At the 12 o’clock position there’s a vertical aperture that fills with red every 15 seconds over a five-second period before returning to black again, just like the gantry lights on a race start line.
These Oris-developed features are wrapped in a 44mm black DLC-coated titanium case. Oris’s designers wanted a rigid but lightweight case to mirror the high-performance chassis of Audi Sport’s R18 race car, qualities they found in titanium. The dial design is reminiscent of dashboard instruments and the chronograph hour and minute counters bring back memories of classic speedometers and rev counters.
The watch is fitted with a perforated black rubber racing strap that has a black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp to match the case. The case back is engraved with a silhouette of Audi Sport’s R18 race car and the limited edition number.
Model: Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition III
Ref. No. 01 774 7661 7784 RS, Ø 44.00mm
Limited to 500 pieces
Automatic movement Oris Cal.774, based on Sellita SW 500, with chronograph function, date at 6 o’clock and vertical aperture countdown function at 9 o’clock
Multi-piece titanium case, screw-in stainless steel crown and pushers, all with black DLC coating
Water-resistant to 10 bar/100m
Bi-rotating black ceramic bezel with minute scale and rubber coated ‘good grip’ insert on the outside edge
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Black DLC-coated titanium case back engraved with silhouette of Audi Sport R18 race car and limited edition number
Two piece matt black dial
Dial ring with tachymeter scale directly assembled to the case
Applied indices filled with black Super-LumiNova®
Black hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Red central stop seconds hand, polished nickel counter hands and special Oris-developed small seconds disc
Black perforated rubber strap with black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp
Swiss retail price: CHF 3,950
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