3 Racing-Themed Wristwatches Brought to You by Oris
November 16, 2015
You really can’t and shouldn’t act like a racecar driver whenever you’re hitting the asphalts of the Metro. After all, doing so would be dangerous to you, your fellow motorists, and pedestrians. That, however, shouldn’t stop you from feeling like one. And what better way to feel like you’re in a Grand Prix than by wearing these racing-themed wristwatches by Oris?
Go ahead, check them out. Because just like a hot speedster that is built to race, they’re cool-looking and have a lot of metal parts.
Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II
This sophisticated piece of clockwork is inspired by the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro, the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race just last year. And if you think it couldn’t get any more special, then you should know only 2000 pieces of this watch were made, each of which costs around Php 139,450.
Just like the car from which the watch is derived from, it has a distinct silhouette at the backside of its multi-piece titanium case. And for better protection, the watch is crystal-domed using sapphire, which ranks 9 out of 10 in the Mohs scale of hardness.
In addition, if you’re a hardcore racing enthusiast and you really want to see how you’d fare if you’re pitted against the world’s best racing champions, then the Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II is perfect for you. This is due to a built-in chronograph, which can count to up to ten minutes, allowing you to take note of your race times. And last but not least is its impressive durability; the watch is scratch-resistant and water-resistant for up to a whopping depth of 100 meters.
The Williams F1 Car is a sleek, swift, and iconic racecar. Aside from being known as such, it’s also one of the most competitive racecars not only in the history of Formula One but also in the entire history of racing. Thus, it’s only right to assume that the wristwatches patterned after it are as visually and functionally impressive.
The crowns of these two wristwatches were made to resemble the wheels on the car’s wheelbox, while the sub-dials are fashioned after the instruments found in the Williams F1 Car’s panel. Both of these watches feature flat sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating, and they area also water-resistant for up to 100 meters.
It should be obvious know that these state-of-the-art watches aren’t cheap, so here’s the lowdown on the prices: The Williams Chronograph is worth around Php 106,790.
Williams Day Date
Also inspired by the Williams F1 Car, it has all the features showcased by the Williams Chronograph. What made it distinct from its brother timepiece, however, was that it’s fashioned from the racecar’s panels rather than its wheels. Like its brother, this wristwatch comes at the very high price, albeit lower at Php 52,830.
If you’re a racecar driver, it’s not enough that you have mad skills and an awesome ride; you also need to have to look and feel like the part. And one of the best ways of doing so is strapping any of these Oris watches on your wrist.