Baselworld 2010: Oris Raid Chronograph Watch
by Kyle Stults on March 21, 2010
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1952 Jaguar XK 120 inspired…

This is a sharp looking new limited edition watch from Oris.  The scoop on this watch?  Oris is the new time keeper and Official Watch Partner of the RAID classic car rallies, and to mark the occasion of the 20th RAID Suisse-Paris Oris has created this watch.  Since 1991 this rally has been staged in Switzerland and France as a classic car rally and sees competitors cover up to 1000km on country roads in cars built before 1975.   The dial design is inspired by the dashboard of a 1952 Jaguar XK 120 (winner of the 2009 RAID rally).  The hour and minute counters have a distinctive red zone, which reflects the red danger zone of the Jaguar’s rev counter.  Very clean, very well designed, and probably decently priced — I like it.

Oris RAID Chronograph, Limited to 500 pieces, Ref: 676 7603 4084 LS/MB

43.5mm steel case, automatic mechanical movement, 30m water resistance


1952 Jaguar XK 120