Williams is pleased to announce that its long-term Official Watch Partner, Oris, has renewed its sponsorship of the team ahead of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.
This will be Oris’ twelfth full season as an Official Partner of Williams, after entering into partnership in 2003 and having subsequently enjoyed a strong relationship. For 2014, the Oris logo will feature in a new position on the cars’ nose. Oris will also continue its presence on the driver and mechanic overalls, driver gloves, driver helmets and the kit worn by team personnel.
Oris has a heritage of over 110 years of watch manufacturing in Hӧlstein, Switzerland and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mechanical watches. Its watch designs always incorporate a hallmark red rotor as an integral element of the design mechanism. The Oris designers work with the latest technology at the cutting edge of watch making to meet the highest quality standards while remaining true to the company’s characteristic designs.
Ulrich W. Herzog, Executive Chairman of Oris, commented; “The prestigious world of Formula One continues to be the perfect platform to promote Oris. The competitive racing environment and commitment to quality and success have always resonated with our brand. Renewing the partnership for a twelfth season reinforces our continued support and commitment to Williams and I’m looking forward to what promises to be an exciting season.”
Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal of Williams, added; “Oris feel like a part of the family having been a partner with us for twelve years now, and I’m delighted to announce that this relationship will continue once again for 2014. We have enjoyed a successful partnership because our brands are highly complementary: we are family run businesses with a strong heritage, a history of innovation, and a desire to embrace new technologies. Strong partnerships are the lifeblood of an independent team like Williams and the continued support of Oris will help us fight for success this season.”