Oris Raid 2011 Chronograph and Alarm Watches - Tribute to Austin Healey 100M 1953

Sep 20, 2011
The official timekeeper of the unique Raid Suisse-Paris rally, Oris has proudly released two limited edition watches - Raid 2011 Chronograph and Raid 2011 Alarm. The models pay tribute to the prestige Austin Healey 100M, 1953 - the winner of the Raid 2010 contest. The 600-mile race track of the rally begins in Basel and ends in Paris.

The dials of the new Oris watches are inspired by the distinctive dashboard design of the Austin Healey 100M, 1953. The face of the new Oris Raid 2011 Chronograph watch offers central hours and minutes. The small seconds tick away in a counter at 9 o’clock.

The chronograph features are presented through a 30-minute sub-dial at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock as well as a central seconds hand. The date indication appears in a round aperture at 6 o’clock. The 12-hour sub-dial also includes a red-painted 21 numeral, which pays homage to the 21st Raid Suisse-Paris car racing.

The functions are brought to life by a Swiss-made automatic movement. The issue of the model is strictly limited to 500 pieces.

The new Oris Raid 2011 Alarm watch displays central hours, minutes and seconds. Additionally, it offers a date indication in an aperture at 6 o’clock and the fourth central hand in charge of the alarm function. The dial is controlled by a Swiss-made automatic movement. The launch of the timepiece is restricted to 50 pieces.

Both models employ round-shaped polished stainless steel cases. Each item features a double curved sapphire crystal with a glare-proofed treatment on the inside. The case-back is embossed with the logo of the Raid Suisse-Paris rally. The water-resistance of every piece is assured down to 30 meters.

The new Oris watches are delivered on black straps.

Enjoy a fine range of elegant and accurate Oris watches:

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