Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition - Let's Face New Challenges

Mar 26, 2010
Oris, acting as the new timekeeper and Official Watch Partner of the RAID classic car rallies, is proud to unveil its new limited edition chronograph watch. The timepiece has been created to commemorate the 20th RAID Suisse-Paris. The dial design of the new Oris watch has been suggested by the dashboard of the 2009 rally winning car - a 1952 Jaguar XK 120.

It is interesting to mention that RAID was initiated by French car manufacturers as a quality test in Africa. But starting with 1991, it has been organized as a classic car rally in Switzerland and France, presently representing one of the biggest classic rallies in Europe.

The rally participants have to cover up to 1000km on country roads in automobiles constructed prior to 1975. The car drivers meet numerous challenges during the rally, testing their own skills as navigators, drivers and mechanics.

The dial of the Oris RAID Chronograph watch is highlighted by the distinctive red zone on the hour and minute counters. This design element echoes the red danger zone on the rev counter of the Jaguar car.

While the design codes of the new Oris limited edition watch have been inspired by the winning car, the 43.50 mm stainless steel case represents classic Oris Artelier. The elegant case construction is nicely crafted and features gentle curves offering supreme comfort of wearing.

The multi-piece case construction incorporates a stainless steel crown and pushers. It is 30-meter water-resistant. The face of the Oris watch is protected by a sapphire crystal domed on both sides and provided with inner anti-reflective coating. The case-back is engraved with RAID logo and the limited edition number.

The heart of the watch is an automatic mechanical movement offering the chronograph function. It animates the central minute, hour and stop seconds displays. The dial features three sub-dials for minutes, hours and small second. The date window is located between 4 and 5 oclock. The nickel hands are provided with Superluminova inlays to guarantee perfect legibility under any light conditions.

The Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition watch, developed as a highly reliable and resilient timekeeper, is presented on a black calfskin leather strap featuring croco imprint. It may also go on a multipiece stainless steel bracelet fitted with a stainless steel folding clasp. The watch is delivered in a luxury wooden box with certificate.

The timepiece will be available in a limited edition of just 500 pieces.

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