This limited edition watch was released in 1999 as a tribute to legendary jazz musician Lionel Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002).
As a befitting tribute to the undisputed king of the vibraphone, each of this special edition mechanical watch is individually numbered and embellished with his signature.
The Lionel Hampton watch with rectangular stainless-steel case comes in two sizes, each in an edition of 200 pieces, all numbered individually from 001/200 to 200/200.
The men’s size is, in addition, available with a PVD-plated case (reference 583 7497 45 84 LS) in a limited edition of 20 pieces. The whole series features the imprint “Lionel Hampton” on the black dial and his signature on the back of the case. The C.I.T.E.S. emblem on the black crocodile leather strap testifies to the use of hides from non-protected species.
The Oris Lionel Hampton Jazz Watch is equipped with Calibre 583. Introduced in 1997, this self-winding movement is based on the ETA 2688/2671 calibre.
As a special tribute, every purchase of the jazz watch was accompanied by a CD of live recordings from the 50th Lionel Hampton Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall.
Model: Oris Jazz Watch Lionel Hampton Limited Edition 1999
Ref. 583 7497 40 84 LS: Limited series of 200 units, all individually numbered
Ref. 583 7460 40 84 LS: Limited series of 200 units, all individually numbered
Ref. 583 7497 45 84 LS: Limited series of 20 units, all individually numbered.
Stainless steel case
Dimensions: 41.5mm x 29 mm x 10.5 mm (men’s watch models 583 7497 40 84 LS and 583 7497 45 84 LS)
Stainless-steel screw back signed by Lionel Hampton
Limited edition numbering on the case back
Water resistance: 30 meters
Black dial with luminous Arabic numerals
Central hands for the hour, minute and seconds
Date at 6 o’clock
Hour and minute hands with luminescent treatment
Mechanical automatic movement, Oris calibre 583
Base ETA 2688/2671
Ø 19.40 mm, 8 3/4”’
Bi-directional automatic winding, ball bearing,
17 jewels, Incabloc, 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz, power-reserve 38 h, fine timing device, centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector.
Genuine black crocodile leather strap
Official Oris Certificate
Box includes Lionel Hampton’s CD Live at Carnegie Hall “50th Anniversary Concert”