I wish Oris would stop grouping their watches. Not everything has to come in two.
There will be two base models in the collection – the 42mm stainless steel Oris Williams Day Date and the 44mm stainless steel Oris Williams Chronograph. Both models feature a case designed to mirror the silhouette of a Williams F1 car. The case tapers like the profile of the car, while the integrated lugs are meant to look like the nose cone. "The result is a dynamic watch design", says Oris. I had something funny to say about this, but I don't want to burn any bridges. The watch, however, is THICK (on the chronograph). I have no idea what they stuffed in that case. Maybe it's just the angle. I personally dislike a number of the features. From the press release: "The crown has been engineered to resemble a wheel from the car’s gearbox, while the chronograph sub-dials all reset to a zero mark positioned at 8 o’clock, like the needles on dashboard instrument panels found on historic Williams F1 racing cars." I personally dislike it when companies decrease functionality to increase the design of a watch. I don't want my chronograph hands to reset to 8, I want them to reset to 12. I don't want to be spinning the watch around all day trying to get an accurate reading. I want to glance and go. The chronograph is 44mm in diameter, while the Day-date is 42. They will retail for (rubber/bracelet) 2,800/3,000 (chronograph) or 1,250/1,450 (Day-Date).
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