Chet Baker, as an internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, and vocalist, showed his mastery in various fields of musical artistry. Oris celebrates the life and work of this genius in its own unique way- by offering the Chet Baker Collection, which gives an amalgamation of aesthetic expertise and superior technology. This limited edition collection exemplifies the immaculate taste and skill that Oris as a brand possesses, acting as a culmination of its 110 years of watchmaking. The total number of watches produced under this collection is 1929, commemorating Baker’s birth year.
Oris’ enthusiastic appreciation for music is apparent in the design and make of this magnificent piece. The true spirit of commemoration for the renowned composer is evident when one explores the dial and case back of this structure. At the very epicentre of the dial is monogramed the signature of Chet Baker, while the back depicts his silhouette in an intriguing yet attractive manner.
With a 40mm stainless steel case and fixed bezel, the watch is shielded by double domed sapphire glass crystal having AR coating on the inside. The black dial of the wristwatch is marked by an elegant white treble cleft at the 12 o’clock position. The remaining time intervals are also marked in white by sharp indexes that are interspersed by the notes of Baker's evergreen classic, My Funny Valentine bearing testament to the musical virtuoso that was Chet Baker. The hands are made sharp and precise, moving in perfect tandem with the indexes, with a luminescence filling for easy visibility.
The automatic winding movements with a power reserve of 38 hours of this masterpiece ensure precise reliability. A leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp attaches the ensemble firmly to your wrist. A date window located at the 6 o’clock position makes this watch an advanced device along with a fitting memorial for one of the most talented musicians across the ages.