The Williams Grand Prix Team has announced that its longstanding sponsor, the Oris watchmaking group, will remain as the team’s Official Watch Partner for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

It will mark the twelfth season that the two have been in partnership, which commenced back in 2003.

The renewed deal will see Oris’ logos have presence on the FW36’s nose, as well as the driver and mechanic overalls, driver gloves, driver helmets and the kit worn by team personnel.

Founded in the Swiss town of Hölstein in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian, and to this day produces mechanical-only watches, with its higher-quality models accurate to the one-hundredth of a second.

“The prestigious world of Formula One continues to be the perfect platform to promote Oris,” the company’s Executive Chairman, Ulrich W. Herzog, said.

“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.”

“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,” Williams team principal Sir Frank Williams added.

“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.”

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.