The Dexter Gordon Limited Edition introduced by Oris
Watchmaker Oris pays homage to the extraordinary career of Dexter Gordon, one of the greatest 20th-century jazz musicians, with the release of a new timekeeper in the less well-known Jazz collection, a line dedicated solely to the legends of the musical genre. Previous watches have included tributes to John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, amongst others. In a limited edition of 1,000 models, the Dexter Gordon Limited Edition, will go on sale at January 2017 with a price of €1,800. With a refined look the timepiece has a clean, minimalist design, with just a few subtle details referencing the famous musician.
The index at 12 o’clock is shaped like a saxophone reed, the thin strip of wood that the instrument requires to make its sound. The second hand has a brass-colored finish that also nods to the instrument. The brass effect is seen on the caseback too, which is engraved with the musician’s nickname, “Long Tall Dex.”In a final homage, the name of the jazz saxophonist is spelled out around the gray sunburst-finished dial with one letter at every five-minute index.