Introducing: The Oris Jazz Dexter Gordon Limited Edition, A Wristwatch Dedicated To A Bebop Pioneer
The Oris Jazz Dexter Gordon Limited Edition
The Dexter Gordon Limited Edition is the seventeenth watch in the Jazz assortment, and it honors Dexter Gordon, a virtuoso tenor saxophonist known for his amazing exhibitions. Gordon was significant in the bebop transformation in jazz, blending in with any semblance of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (who additionally have Oris restricted releases, everything being equal) prior to moving to Europe during the 1960s where jazz was becoming more unmistakable. His style of play is said to have enlivened both John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins.
At its center, the Dexter Gordon is like different watches in the Jazz assortment. Its tempered steel case estimates 40mm across and houses a programmed development dependent on the Sellita SW 200-1 with a date window at six o’clock. The dial is a dim dark tone with a sunburst finish and both it and the precious stone are domed (making photography almost outlandish). The rich case has long dipping hauls propelled by the watches the company created during the 1950s. As you would anticipate from any reverence piece, the watch is loaded with accolades for the one who motivated it, some more unobtrusive than others.
The precious stone and dial are both domed, giving the watch a dynamic shape.
Starting with the subtleties I like, the focal seconds hand is prolonged concerning Gordon’s tallness (he was 6′ 6″) and gold-plated in respect to the metal shade of his saxophone. The instrument is additionally reference at 12 o’clock, where the file is formed like a saxophone reed. You wouldn’t have the foggiest idea about the last piece on the off chance that you weren’t searching for it and it doesn’t shout “this is a music-themed watch” too loudly.
However, I could have managed without Dexter Gordon’s name on the dial. The 12 letters, imprinted on the outskirts of the dial over the hour markers, are not a significant interruption, but rather the thought feels overthought and sort of pointless. The mark on the back, in any case, “Long Tall Dex” is greatly improved and doesn’t impede the watch’s generally smooth look.
Dexter’s epithet, ‘Long Tall Dex’ is engraved on a metal case back.
The Oris Dexter Gordon is a restricted release of 1,000 pieces and it is valued at 1,800 CHF (around $1,745 at season of distributing). The watch comes in a commemorative wooden showcase box and will be accessible from January.
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