The brand’s new racing watch celebrates a partnership you may not be aware of…
Best-known for its liaison with the Mercedes-powered Williams Formula 1 team, Oris is also official watch partner of Audi’s teams in the World endurance Championshuip and German Touring Car Championship.
Now the marriage has produced this titanium-cased chronograph based on the Oris Artix GT sports watch, but with a dial design “tailored to reflect Audi road-car instrument panels”.
Spanning 44mm and finished in silver – again to mirror Audi’s “signature” color – the watch has an unusual lateral retrograde small seconds indicator at 9-oclock, an idea that looks hard to read to us.
A far more effective touch is the rubber grip insert circling the rotating tungsten bezel, handy for making quick and easy adjustments. Oh, and we like the old red of the chrono’s seconds hand. Priced in the $5000 region, 2000 pieces will be produced.