Oris to partner Williams

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today announced that the premium Swiss watch manufacturer, Oris, has signed a commercial agreement to become an Official Supplier and Watch Partner to the team. Oris, which was founded in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today announced that the premium Swiss watch manufacturer, Oris, has signed a commercial agreement to become an Official Supplier and Watch Partner to the team.

Oris, which was founded in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian, is based in Hölstein, Switzerland, has an established relationship with the worlds of sport, music and the arts, and markets five ranges of precision time pieces including chronographs with over 31 individual models.

In 1968, Oris obtained a full chronometer certification from the Neuchâtel Observatory, one of the highest forms of recognition that exist for timepiece accuracy. Today Oris's watches span formal and dress watches to precision instruments for use by divers, drivers and pilots alike.

Formula One, where one hundredth of a second can make the difference between winning and losing, provides the ideal technological context to promote the qualities of Oris's timepieces.

Ulrich Herzog, Chairman and CEO of Oris SA, Switzerland, said, "This new relationship is a very important step for Oris. The partnership with the BMW WilliamsF1 Team underlines the Oris High-Mech strategy perfectly. BMW, WilliamsF1 and Oris are all very successful companies that are using leading mechanical engineering principles and innovative technologies to build top class products. We are looking forward to this partnership very much and we are convinced that it will give our watch customers substantial benefits."

At the announcement of the new relationship, WilliamsF1 Managing Director and BMW WilliamsF1 Team Principal, Frank Williams said, "This new relationship is one that gives the team particular satisfaction. The Oris brand is a byword for superior engineering quality and a proud heritage, which I hope is consistent with the values that the BMW WilliamsF1 Team aspires to meet."

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Series Automotive , Formula 1
Drivers Frank Williams
Teams Williams