Oris presents the latest timepiece in a collection that pays tribute to jazz legends. Produced as a 1,000-piece limited series, the Thelonious Monk celebrates the unique talent of one of the greatest ever American jazz pianists and composers. Monk was known for his avant-garde style and dissonant harmonies.
In a clever reference to his distinctive technique, the smoke blue sunburst dial features 11 graduations between 10 and 12 o'clock. The hour-markers take the form of small polished dots. The back of the case is engraved with the "Round Minute" pianist's favourite quip, "MONK ALWAYS KNOW". He liked to share this play on words – "Monk" is "Know" backwards – with audiences by turning around the ring he wore and which had been custom-engraved with his name.
Mechanical automatic, Oris 733 calibre on an SW200 base
Polished stainless steel, 40 mm Engraved and numbered back Domed sapphire crystal front and back with anti-reflective coating on the inside Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Smoke blue sunburst
Black leather with steel folding clasp