Swiss watch brand ORIS presents a limited edition watch collection to honour the musical talent of Chet Baker, who immortalised the song “My Funny Valentine”. A talented musician, Baker became renowned for his varied renditions of “My Funny Valentine”- a song which he became intimately associated with for the rest of his career.
Much like the pure vocals of Baker, the watch features a perfectly formed stainless steel case, with double curved sapphire crystal and a non reflective coating on the inside. The beautifully engraved case back features a silhouette of Baker with his trumpet, and the watches limited number, 1929 – the year of Baker’s birth.
The musical theme of the timepiece is continued on the face of the watch. The crisp black dial provides a smooth backdrop for the hour indexes which are bars from the song “My Funny Valentine”. The 12 o’clock position features a beautiful little clef, while the double bar line at 8 o’clock represents the first eight bars of the song which have to be repeated.
The black leather strap with croco imprint, and a stainless steel folding clasp ensure unrivalled comfort for the wearer- allowing them to carry the legacy of Baker in a special and intimate way. The watch is presented in a unique box with a mechanically driven metronome, the perfect finish to a truly elegant timepiece.
- Model: Oris Chet Baker Limited Edition (Ref. No. 733 7591 4084, Ø 40 mm)
- Edition: Limited to 1929 pieces
- Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on SW 200
- Stainless steel case with double curved sapphire crystal with non reflective coating on the inside
- Date at 6 o’clock
- Special engraved case back with silhouette of Chet Baker and engraved limited number
- Black dial with applied indexes and a subtle background printing of the “My Funny Valentine” tune
- Polished Nickel hands with Superluminova inlays
- Black leather strap with croco imprint and stainless steel folding clasp
- Special box including a mechanically driven metronome
- Water resistant to 3 bar / 30 meters
- Swiss Retail Price: CHF 1’750.-