Oris has announced the launch of its second special edition watch celebrating the eternal story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. Created in partnership with the Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co, the new Sun Wukong Artist Edition model is the first Oris timepiece to feature a hand-decorated cloisonné enamel dial.
Available from January 2022, the new Sun Wukong Artist Edition features a unique hand-painted cloisonné enamel dial and shows the Dragon King’s underwater palace, where Sun Wukong (more commonly known as The Monkey King) finds a weapon in the seminal 1961 Chinese animated feature-length film The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven.
This is the first time Oris has used cloisonné enameled dials in its watches. Cloisonné enamelling is a rare handcraft typically associated with the most prestigious watchmaking maisons. Each dial is unique and shows the entrance to the imposing Dragon King’s Palace.
The new watch follows last year’s 2,000-piece Oris Sun Wukong Limited Edition, also based on the Aquis, which featured a red and gold central seconds hand and a blue dial with a repeating motif capturing the rapid spinning motion of the staff as the Monkey King uses it to defeat his enemies.
The watch houses the highly anti-magnetic Calibre 400 automatic mechanical movement with five days power reserve.
This extraordinary watch is limited to 72 numbered pieces, reflecting the number of shapes the divine Sun Wukong can appear in.
Model: Oris Sun Wukong Artist Edition
Reference: 400 7769 4185-Set
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Size: 41.50 mm (1.634 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
Operating devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres)
White-gold plate with cloisonné enamel
Luminous material Hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Oris Calibre 400
Accuracy -3/+5 seconds a day (within COSC tolerances)
Power reserve 120 hours
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, fine timing device and stop-second
Extended to 10 years with MyOris sign-up
Applies to watch and movement
10-year recommended service intervals
Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, security folding clasp with extension
Limited edition of 72 numbered pieces
Special cherry wood presentation box with a light-blue lining and a crest inside the lid
Swiss retail price