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Apr 13

Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition

       Oris is a renowned Swiss watch-making powerhouse, which carries on over one century of prestige and tradition among the most powerful members of the luxury watch-making industry worldwide, being associated by the watch collectors and connoisseurs, with uncompromising innovation, timeless elegance and unparalleled reliability.

       Through the years, the prestigious watch-manufacturer created countless wristwatches that reflect its dedication to the fine watch-making art, and its centenary tradition and life-guiding philosophy, watches defined by mechanical purity, originality and watch-making mastership.

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       Through the years, the renowned watchmaker experienced a privileged partnership with the adrenalin-inflicting world of car rallies, and, acting as the Official watch partner and Timekeeper of the prestigious RAID classic car rallies, the brand created another exclusive new model. The amazing Oris RAID Chronograph watch pays a great tribute to the 20th RAID Suisse-Paris and its design was inspired by the 2009 champion of the rally- 1952 Jaguar XK 120.

       It is worth mentioning that, RAID initially was merely a quality test initiated in Africa by the French automotives manufacturers, and that since 1991 it has been organized, in France and Switzerland, as a classic car rally, actually one of the most notorious in Europe. The great challenge of the participants is to test their navigating, driving and mechanic’ skills as they travel off-road for over 1000 km, in vintage cars, constructed before 1975.

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       A stylish sporty timepiece, the outstanding Oris RAID Chronograph watch features a masculine stainless steel case, measuring 43.50 mm in diameter, which demonstrates a nice combination of gentle curves, provides an optimal wearing comfort, and 30-meters water resistance.

       Defined by elegance and sophistication, the watch’s case makes a nice contrast with the sleek black dial, wonderfully accented in red and white. Reminiscent of the Jaguar’s rev counter’s danger zone, the timepiece’s chronographs feature an individualizing red zone. The elegant black dial of the watch features three chronograph counters and a square date aperture, located at 4:30 position. Furthermore, the dial is completed by Arabic numeral hour markers and luminescent-treated nickel hands, which confer the timepiece optimal time-legibility in poor light conditions.

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       The remarkable Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition watch is animated by a high precision automatic mechanical chronograph movement, which provides central hours, minutes and stop seconds functions.

       Especially created for a charismatic sophisticated gentleman of the 21st century, the remarkable Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition watch ensures optimal time-keeping accuracy and reliability, and comes, furthermore matched with a classy black calfskin leather strap, with crocodile-imprint, or a more masculine multi-piece stainless steel bracelet.

       Limited to only 500 timepieces, the superb Oris RAID Chronograph Limited Edition watch will surely become a coveted collectable item, and it will be available for an approximate price tag of around $5,000.00.


 
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