Celebrating the 23rd portion of the classic auto race RAID Suisse-Paris , Oris has introduced the RAID 2013 Limited Edition watch. The automatic chronograph pulls configuration features from the dashboard of a year ago’s RAID winner, the Jaguar 420. A first glance shows that the RAID 2013 has nailed the 420’s deft combination of 1960s refinement and sport sensibilities. This marriage of discipline and unadulterated fun is epitomized in a couple of red triangles on the recessed dials, intended to reenact the high finish of the Jaguar’s speedometer.
The RAID 2013’s Dial
The chronograph function places subdials for the hours at 6, minutes at 12, and seconds at 9. Date and day are obvious at 6 and 9, respectively. Regardless of the complexity, the dial of the watch doesn’t come across as overly occupied, thanks to a limited extent to crisp numerals that keep clarity high.
Special RAID Caseback
For the unenlightened, the RAID Suisse-Paris is a yearly meeting race for pre-1975 classic cars. Drivers are entrusted with stretching the historic marques to the edge on a 600-mile course through the European countryside before crossing the end goal in Paris. The official watch for the occasion is, unsurpisingly, Oris.
Oris RAID 2013 In Box
The automatic 775 movement depends on Sellita’s SW500 movement. Crown, pushers, and case are generally hardened steel, and the domed sapphire crystal keeps things genuinely standard on the materials end. Additional specs include water resistance up to 5 bar, a 48-hour power save, and a 44mm case.
Like the Jaguar 420—manufactured for a few short a very long time from 1966 to 1969—the Oris RAID 2013 is a restricted edition. Only 500 of the watches will be created, each selling for 3,500 CHF. Learn more at Oris online .