Continuing their high-powered partnership with the Williams Racing Formula 1 team and in celebration of the pulse-pounding potential of this time-tested high-octane relationship, Oris launches the Oris Williams FW41 Limited Edition, a watch that draws it inspiration from the power and impressive performance of the 2018 Williams FW41 race car.
Oris and Williams Racing F1 Team have been aligned since 2003, in a partnership of two trend-setters in technical and mechanical innovation and excellence. The year 2015, saw the first Oris Williams Formula One collection take off from the starting grid.
Designed to bring the technical wizardry and high performance of the Williams racing car to the wrist of the modern watch aficionado, the new collection was soon burning up the horological racing circuits, lapping the competition with their rakish good looks and impeccable, pedigreed performance.
The Oris Williams FW41 comes with a lightweight carbon fiber case and dial that are made using a technique borrowed from Williams that’s unique to watchmaking – the middle section of the case weighs just 7.2 grams.
The watch’s chronograph counters are proudly painted in the famous blue of the Williams Racing Formula 1 Team and reset to a zero point at 8 o’clock, chosen in homage to the instrument panels of historic Williams racing cars.
Only 410 pieces will be made, marking Williams’ 41st season in F1. The watch diameter measures 44. Mm and a flat sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating covers the watch. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and runs on an in-house Oris Caliber 774 movement. The watch has centre hands for hours, minutes and chronograph ¼ seconds, 3 subsidiary dials for continuous seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter, date window, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second amongst its key functions. It also has a Power-Reserve of 48 hours.