This Oris jazz watch is an homage to the Australian jazz musician James Morrison. It features a gradient ‘dégradé’ blue dial and a caseback engraved with the Academy of Music logo, with contrasting Arabic numerals marking the hours. The golden seconds hand counterbalance is shaped like a trumpet hook, inspired by James’ favourite instrument. This watch – engraved #2 of 1234 – is the first numbered edition available for purchase, with #1 going to the museum as a matter of course. This watch is generously donated by Oris, with the enthusiastic support of the man himself, James Morrison.
What we like about it
Andrew – The first numbered model of James Morrison’s Limited Edition (#2 of 1234) available to buy, this handsome watch does everything right as a restrained dress watch that is kind of blue. Will be great to hack with lots of strap combinations, too.
Nick – A beautiful blue dial, punctuated by gold hour markers and hands, and a link to one of the greatest Australian musicians of all time — what more could you want?
James – This would be a great-looking dress watch in its own right thanks to its 38mm case size and gorgeous ‘dégradé’ blue dial. But the fact that it’s got a name like the literal living legend that is James Morrison attached to it makes it a very desirable watch indeed.
Model Name: James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition, limited to 1234 pieces
Reference: 01 733 7762 4085-Set
Dimensions: 38mm diameter
Calibre: Oris 733
Bracelet/Strap: Leather, pin buckle
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