Oris has a deep connection with jazz, and the historical jazz commemorative watches born of the times have become the favorite collection of watch friends. This year, Oris once again composes a time movement, creating a limited edition commemorative watch of the same name for Dexter Gordon, one of the greatest jazz performers of the twentieth century.
Oris presents limited edition watch of the same name in tribute to Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon was born in Los Angeles in 1923. His father was one of the first African-American doctors in the United States. Old Gordon has been the attending physician of the famous jazz musicians Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton, and he is also a loyal jazz fan. Dexter has been fascinated by jazz since he was a child. He first studied the clarinet. He turned to saxophone at the age of 15 and became a tenor saxophone at the age of 17, starting the legendary jazz career.
Dexter is a tenor saxophone watch
Dexter Gordon, along with masters such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, are recognized as the representative figures of the mid-20th century modern jazz-‘beaup.’ Dexter’s interpretation experience is rich and colorful. He is a very personal lead player and an excellent accompaniment. He is on par with jazz masters such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Herbie Hancock. He is also a natural actor and was nominated for the 1986 Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie ‘Midnight Round Midnight’. Dexter died in the United States in 1990 at the age of 67.
The back cover of the watch is engraved with Dexter’s nickname ‘Long Tall Dex’
Oris Dexter Gordon Limited Edition is the 17th commemorative jazz watch from the brand. Similar to previous jazz watches, it is a masterpiece with classic design and rich style. The graceful shell shape, the glamorous gray dial, and the exquisite retro dark brown leather belt are so quiet and harmonious. Like Dexter Gordon’s music, it is warm and intimate and intoxicating.
Streamlined 40mm stainless steel case with grey dial and dark brown belt
The details of the watch reveal Oris’ respect for the master. The 12-point scale on the dial is cleverly designed into a saxophone whistle, and the 12 letters of ‘DEXTER GORDON’ are printed on each scale. The brass-colored seconds hand is extremely slender and extends backwards. It not only shows the beautiful color of the saxophone, but also implies the nickname “Long Tall Dex” of the giant who is nearly two meters tall. Covered.
Watch comes with a special wooden case
The Oris Dexter Gordon limited edition watch will be released worldwide in 1,000 pieces and will be available in January 2017. Real watches for real people.
Oris Dexter Gordon Limited Edition
Product number: 733 7721 4083, table diameter: 40.00mm
Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide
• Oris733 self-winding mechanical movement, 6 o’clock calendar display
• Stainless steel case and crown, double-sided arched sapphire mirror, anti-reflective coating on the inside
• Screw-in stainless steel back cover with brass ‘Long Tall Dex’ logo and limited number
• Radial brushed grey dial, polished metal indexes and hour and minute hands, gold-plated extended second hand
• Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
• Wooden watch case with bronze emblem engraved with the ‘Long Tall Dex’ logo
• Suggested retail price, about RMB 12,600