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, Reference 733 7591 4084 LS
Automatic Oris Calibre 733, based on SW 200
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power-reserve: 38 hrs
Stainless steel case with double curved sapphire crystal with non reflective coating on the inside
Lug width: 21mm
Special engraved case back with silhouette of Chet Baker and engraved limited number
Water resistant to 3 bar / 30 meters
Black dial with applied indexes and a subtle background printing of the “My Funny Valentine” tune
Polished Nickel hands with Superluminova inlays
Date at 6 o’clock
Black leather strap with croco imprint and stainless steel folding clasp
Special box including a mechanically driven metronome
Limited to 1929 pieces
Swiss Retail Price