The Oris Atelier Jazz line is a series of limited edition watches that celebrate iconic figures from the world of Jazz music. All based on a slender dress watch profile, each timepiece in the series brings elements of a famed musician’s career and style into the design, executed with the utmost restraint. The elements are little more than subtle cues, such as a color or a distinct shape, adding to the character of the watch, never overtly calling attention.
The James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition pays homage to the namesake's career and the school he founded in 2015. The watch features a sublime sunray blue dial that fades to black at the edge, studded with gold accents. In a stylish change of pace, the numerals are printed in white in a stylish typeface that speaks to Bauhaus design. The hands are then rendered in gold as well, and in the subtlest of details, the second hand features a counterweight based on a trumpet’s finger hook; Morrison’s instrument of choice.
Limited to 1,234 pieces worldwide, the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition is a great option for Jazz fans, or those simply looking for a gorgeous blue dress watch.
Keeping tempo in the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition is the Oris 733 / Sellita SW 200 movement. This is a 26-jewel Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph. It’s a very reliable and robust automatic that will keep great time.
- Case: Stainless steel
- Dial: Blue to Black fade
- Movement: Oris 733 / SW 200-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Leather
- Water Res.: 30M
- Diameter: 38mm
- Length: 44mm
- Thickness: 11.4mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: 01 733 7762 4085
The rich history of Oris dates back to 1904, when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded the brand in Hölstein, Switzerland, where it is still based. Over the past century, Oris has reached many great achievements, including being one of the 10 largest watch brands in the world in the 1960’s. Since the 1980’s, Oris has pursued a catalog of unique mechanical watches that has channeled their independent spirit. From their patented Worldtimer to their depth gauge diver to their mechanical altimeter pilot’s watch, Oris has continued to innovate in a way few other brands can match. An achievement that is highlighted by the brand’s commitment to fare, and accessible prices.