Oris launched the brand’s first carbon fiber watch-Oris Williams carbon fiber chronograph. The new watch uses the brand’s patented carbon fiber molding process, full of creativity.
Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph, the brand’s first carbon fiber case watch
Oris was inspired by its long-term partner, the Formula 1 Williams team, to create a racing car, and it pioneered a patent for a carbon fiber case.
Oris has deeply explored the potential of carbon fiber in watch manufacturing, which has significantly improved product performance and production efficiency. The first is independent rigidity and water resistance. Most carbon fiber watches must be equipped with additional components such as metal frames. Oris does not need other parts to ensure the solidity and tightness of the case material. Then it is cost-effective. The post-processing of the traditional carbon fiber case is extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive, and the cost is high. Oris new technology solves this problem and manufactures high-performance products at a more controllable cost.
The carbon fiber case processing technology is the first of Oris
The carbon fiber sheet is layered into a separate mold and hardened twice at 130 degrees Celsius at 5 atmospheres. The raw material is carbon fiber textile sheet instead of particles to ensure that no gaps will be created between the raw materials during processing to achieve excellent solidity. The middle frame of each case is made by hand.
The middle frame of the case is made of carbon fiber polymer
The carbon fiber case is formed in one process through this process, without secondary shaping and polishing. The sapphire mirror and titanium alloy back cover can be directly mounted on it, without gaskets or other reinforcement parts. In fact, after the case is integrally formed, the only subsequent processing required is to mill the holes of the crown, buttons and strap.
Oris’ carbon fiber technology is derived from its 13-year partner F1 Williams. F1 racing car manufacturing materials need to have the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio. The core components of the racing car’s outer frame and steering wheel are made of 2 times the strength of steel, but they weigh only 1/5 of carbon fiber. The case of Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph is also the same, weighing only 7.2 grams.
Through the titanium alloy back cover, the Oris674 self-winding chronograph movement equipped with the brand’s signature red automatic rotor is precisely operated
Oris Williams carbon fiber chronograph’s crown, chronograph buttons, bezel and back cover are made of light and strong titanium alloy, polished metal surface, and coated with black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. The watch is driven by the Oris674 self-winding chronograph movement modified from ETA7750. It has a 30-minute chronograph, 12-hour chronograph and small seconds display. The chronograph hands and chronograph dial use Williams’s classic blue, making the watch more dynamic.
Oris Williams carbon fiber chronograph will be available in June 2016, priced at RMB 28,500.
Oris Williams Carbon Fiber Chronograph
Product code: 674 7725 8764, Table diameter: 44.00mm
• Oris674 automatic mechanical movement, timing function, 6 o’clock calendar display
• Carbon fiber case middle frame, 100 meters waterproof
• Titanium alloy crown, chronograph button, bezel, black DLC (diamond-like) coating
• Sapphire mirror, anti-reflective coating on the inside
• Titanium alloy back cover, black DLC coating, glass bottom
• Black dial with digital scales, black hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova®, blue chronograph hands, small white seconds
• Black rubber strap with black DLC titanium buckle
• Suggested retail price: RMB 28,500