|Quick specs Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
Price: starting at € 3.450 | approx. $ 3,650 | approx. £ 2,850
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 01 673 7739 4084 LS
This Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition takes us back to the 1970s when Frank Williams starts a Formula 1 race team. And when Oris launches the Oris Star Chronoris Cal. 725. It is the first Chronograph from the Swiss brand and it has the typical 1970s design: 38 millimeters in a tonneau-shaped case and a colorful dial layout. The latest ‘remake’ of that remarkable model is the 2017 Oris Chronoris Date, and it still looks great.
In 1977 Frank Williams entered the Formula 1. In the fourth race of the 1977 season the Williams Grand Prix Engineering team debuted with one car, a March 761. It was driven by the Belgian driver Patrick Nève and he finished at the 12th position. Not bad for a debut.
Since 2003 Oris is partner of the Williams F1 team and of course the brand releases new F1 related watch models now and then to underline this partnership. With this Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition the brand marks Williams’ 40th anniversary in the Formula 1.
The Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition is limited to 1,000 pieces
The case is just 2 millimeters bigger than the original Star Chronoris, 40 millimeters, and from stainless steel. The black dial with white and blue accents is busy yet easy to read. We like the clear contrast between the metal cushion-shaped case and dial. Racy and retro.
Inside runs Oris caliber 673, an ETA 7750 based movement with two-register chronograph. A 30-minute totalizer and a 12-hour totalizer, which means there is no small seconds hand. However, the central chronograph hand can be used for the running seconds.
The link with the Williams F1 team is subtle (or hard to find). The Williams color is blue, which is on the dial. And the case back is embossed with the Williams Racing logo. We would have printed something on the dial referring to Williams as well, instead of the number of jewels. Who cares about that?
technical data Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
01 673 7739 4084 LS (limited to 1,000 pieces)
Oris 673 (base ETA 7750) | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm / 13¼ lignes | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, date, chronograph | Power-reserve: 48 hours
|Case & dial:
40 mm | Stainless steel | Sapphire crystal, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside | Stainless steel screwed case back with engravings | Black dial with white and blue accents | Applied polished nickel indices | Indices and hands super-luminova BG W9 | Nickel polished hands for chronograph hour/minute counters | Blue central chronograph seconds hand with white tip | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Perforated black rubber or perforated dark brown leather with stainless steel buckle or stainless steel bracelet | Additional NATO strap
|Price Oris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition:
Starting at € 3.450 | approx. $ 3,650 | approx. £ 2,850