With this new limited edition timepiece, Swiss watch brand Oris pays tribute to American jazz drummer and bandleader Art Blakey.
The Art Blakey is the latest edition from the Swiss brand’s long-running series of jazz watches. Art Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1919, and made his name in the 1940s and 1950s playing alongside fellow icons of jazz Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, all of whom Oris has previously celebrated with limited edition watches.
In the 1950s, Art formed the Jazz Messengers and would go on to play with them for more than three decades. He died in 1990 and won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
The watch, which is a time-only automatic, features a dial decorated with the eight claws from Art’s bass drum, and a case back with a cymbal inlay.
The Art Blakey watch is limited to 1,000 pieces.
Model: Oris Art Blakey Limited Edition
Ref. No. 01 733 7762 4081-Set
Limited to 1,000 pieces
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 38.00 mm, 1.496 inches
Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings and cymbal inlay
Stainless steel crown
Water Resistance: 3 bar
Interhorn Width: 20 mm
Oris 733, base SW 200-1
Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Winding: Automatic winding, with bi-directionally rotating red rotor
Power-Reserve: 38 hours
Vibrations: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, fine timing device and stop-second
Silver white opaline with applied drum claws
Hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Special box, limited to 1,000 pieces
Swiss retail price