Feeling the Need for Speed? Push the Pedal to the Metal in a Free Oris Watch

Oris Renew Partnership Williams Formula1 Team
Oris Renew Partnership Williams Formula1 Team


Feeling the Need for Speed? Push the Pedal to the Metal in a Free Oris. The watch will be on display at Baselworld 2012, where the winner will be presented the watch.

Oris launched a Photo Contest on its Facebook page inviting contestants to share photos wearing an Oris watch dedicated to the world of motor sports. Everyone grab your cameras, cell phones, video cams and get ready, set, snap and go!

Oris wants real people wearing their real watches capturing the spirit of motor sports. The contest has been dedicated to aficionados that are passionate about culture, diving, aviation and motor sports; and what better way and great timing for Oris to launch a contest with the approach of both Baselworld and the FIA Formula World Championship.

Oris definitely has the right formula both on and off the track these days. Its photo contest is perfectly timed with the winning contestant receiving an Oris watch at Baselworld 2012 exhibition in Switzerland, which will commence March 8 to 15; and Oris’ announcement on February 24 that it renewed its partnership with Williams F1 Team (Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal) just prior to the start of the FIA Formula One World Championship. These events are definitely on Oris’ speed circuit of upward mobility. Suffice it to say the heat of competition is in the air and Oris has started its engines and continues to bring the ‘vroom vroom factor’ with its watch collection.





Oris Big Crown Date watch is a member of the Aviation collection. This timepiece takes off and lands on Oris’ runway of refinement. Its features boast clean lines and an almost steel grey metallic appearance leather wrist strap. It does have automatic winding date with date window at 3 o’clock, stainless steel grey PVD plated case and case back. It also has an impressive 38 hour power reserve. This timepiece is arriving on time and is coming in for a landing for all gents into aviator watches.


Oris Maldive Limited Edition


Oris Aquis Maldives Limited Edition watch is a member of the Diving collection. This timepiece plunges into depths of the deep mystic blue ocean. This weathering depths model has titanium case with blue ceramic minutes scale top ring. It has luminous indices and hands (dark orange) and is water resistant up to 30 bars. It is available in a black rubber strap or titanium metal bracelet. It is a limited edition, 2000 pieces, so dive in a get it now before it’s too late.



Oris WilliamsF1 Team Day-Date watch is a member of the Motor Sport Collection. This timepiece was engineered for speed with its 44 mm chassis and its Oris red or Williams blue ‘go-faster’ stripe which makes it necessary to strap-on and strap-in to feel the need for speed trackside fantasy. It has a sporty black PVD plated stainless steel case with flexible lugs. It also sports a dramatic black dial with black rubber strap and black PVD plated stainless steel folding clasp. It’s not a 2012 model, but it does bring the ‘vroom vroom factor’ so strap it on with care.




Oris has been making watches for over 100 years in Switzerland, which are distinctive for their mechanical movement and red rotor. Oris is proud of its timepiece designs and in keeping with its moto Oris is committed to manufacturing “Real Watches for Real People.”



Anyone interested in participating in the Oris photo contest should go to Oris’ Facebook page to enter and submit photos; friends, family and followers can vote on photo submissions. The contest is dedicated to aficionados passionate about culture, diving, aviation and motor sports. Details for the contest are also available on Oris’ Facebook page. The contest launched today, March 1, 2012 and closes on April 6, 2012.

Oris contributes to Guinness Book of World Records

Written by: Mike Demertzis
Swiss watch manufacturer Oris, had one of their diving watches securely strapped to the wrist of Carlos Coste as he dived his way into the Guinness book of World Records.

On November 5th 2010 a world record was not only created, but an incredible human achievement was accomplished by Carlos Coste when he successfully completed a 150 meter horizontal dive in 2 minutes and 33 seconds holding his breath. The only two items that assisted this daredevil were a handheld torch that illuminated the treacherous twists and turns of this underwater world and an ‘Oris Chronograph’ divers watch that would enable him in maintaining a steady pace. The dive took place at an area known as “Dos Ojos” (two eyes) in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is one of the top three under water cave formations in the world with 28 known sinkholes. With only 50.9 miles surveyed, it continues to amaze geologists and thrill seekers alike.

Carlos Coste Freediving ‘World Record’ Champion

Carlos Coste has been an ardent supporter of Oris divers timepieces and has worn one during some of his other ten world records. To honor his latest achievement, the Swiss manufacturer decided to create the “Carlos Coste Limited Edition Cenote Chronograph” that is a unique creation compared to the other watches in the Oris divers collection. It is accentuated by a number of new features that are sure to impress the few lucky individuals that will own one of the 2000 pieces manufactured. In addition to a glowing minute marker it has a triangle over the 2.5 minute mark that denotes this new “World Record” and is water resistant to 500 meters. It is encased in Titanium and includes a precision Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 along with the Oris signature ‘red rotor’ movement.

Limited Edition Carlos Coste Cenote Chronograph

Aside from sponsoring the athletic prowess of individuals, Oris is also a proponent of World Conservation Movements and partners with a number of organizations. Oris and Scuba Diving Magazine just created a program called ‘Sea Heroes’ to support and bring attention to the dedicated efforts of men and women that help protect the worlds oceans and marine sanctuaries. On December 1st 2011 they recognized Shawn Heinrichs for his shark conservation work. He was chosen among a group of “Sea Heroes” at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) show in Orlando, Florida. He received a $5000 dollar grant and a divers chronograph from Oris to aid in his continued marine conservation efforts.