In celebrating the second year of their partnership with Audi Sport, Oris has released the Audi Sport Limited Edition II timepiece. This year, Oris is dedicating their Audi Sport Limited Edition timepiece to Audi’s R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racers. In the spirit of the Le Mans prototypes, the Audi Sport Limited Edition II is engineered to be light and as strong as possible, and is packed with a whole host of innovative features.
Beneath the Audi Sport Limited Edition II’s stealthy all-black lightweight titanium case that is PVD coated in black DLC, the timepiece is powered by the Oris Calibre 778, which features a 10-minute countdown. This useful function is aimed at drivers looking to keep track of race start times.
The watch also features useful day and date indications at the 3 o’clock position, and the Oris-developed retrograde small seconds at 9 o’clock, whose design cues are inspired by the dashboard instruments of modern race cars. Its bi-directional rotating bezel has a scratch-resistant black ceramic insert engraved with a minute scale. Complementing its stealthy appearance, is a black perforated leather racing strap with a black DLC coated titanium folding clasp.
Marking out the Audi Sport Limited Edition II as a motorsports-inspired timepiece, eye-catching red central seconds and sub-dial counter hands are fitted to stand out from the stealthy all-black timepiece. On the case back, the Audi Sport Limited Edition II features an engraving of the R18 e-tron quattro’s silhouette.
Though limited to 2,000 pieces, rather fittingly, the Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II will be worn by Audi Sport drivers during the 2015 season. The timepiece will be available in September this year and retails at RM14,600.