Oris Dexter Gordon Limited Edition

Oris return to jazz with a new limited edition in honor of the saxophonist Dexter Gordon . Dexter Gordon is regarded as the first significant saxophonist of the Hard Bop Jazz style.

It starts with the background story of Dexter Gordon limited edition Oris, followed by all key data, a conclusion, and of course Affordable Jazz alternatives…

History of Oris Dexter Gordon limited (REF. 01 733 7721 4083 LS)

Dexter Gordon was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He first learned clarinet and joined the saxophone at the age of 15. When he was 17, he began playing tenor sax, what would later become his trademark.

Dexter is regarded as the first musician who brought the style of modern jazz – which became known to the mid-20th century by pioneers such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie as “be pop”-on the tenor saxophone. Dexter produced numerous recordings, played their own concerts and accompanied jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Herbie Hancock.

Dexter Gordon once said:

For me, jazz is a living music. Jazz expresses the feelings, dreams and aspirations of the people since time immemorial.

I would although not exactly call myself a fan of jazz, but what out here for example skin for a Dexter Gordon, deserves great credit:

But with the decline of bebop was Dexter Gordon on the sidelines, whereupon he went to Europe for over 10 years. In the 80s he but for attention with his second career as an actor was:

1986 finally he grabbed his whole Vita, characterized by disgust and euphoria of the jazz in a film: he played the role of a musician of drugs and diseases in Bertrand Taverniers “Round Midnight” so convincing that Woody Allen said: “He is the best non-professional actor I’ve ever seen.”

Facts and info about the limited edition of the Oris Dexter Gordon

The limited edition of the Oris Dexter Gordon is the seventeenth Jazz watch from the House of Oris. Like the previous models this is pretty simple–the connection to jazz you have (at least from the front) look with a magnifying glass: one is the index at 12 o’clock, which is shaped like a saxophone journal .

On the other hand, is the Central seconds hand in the color of a saxophone and to commemorate at the same time due to its slim design and its extra length the nickname of almost 2 meters of Dexter Gordon: Long Tall Dex (long, high DEX).

A beautiful idea that is also somehow with a name 12 letters: The name “DEXTER GORDON” is running around spelled using each index.

Also very simply the Caseback with Dexter Gordon’s nickname – is a great pity because a carved saxophone would have been somewhere obvious but…

The watch comes with a 40-mm stainless steel case, a dark grey dial with solarisation and a dark brown leather strap. It is rounded off 200-1 automatic movement from the House of Sellita Swiss madepackage with a SW.

The Oris Dexter Gordon limited edition is limited to 1,000 pieces, available from January 2017 for €1.800 (EIA) . Is delivered from the model in a wooden box with a recessed, bronze medal (similar to the bottom).

All details in the overview:

  • Mechanical Automikwerk Oris Kal.733, based on SW 200-1 with date display at 6 o’clock
    • Stainless steel housing and stainless steel Crown with inside anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal on both sides convex
    • Waterproof up to 5 bar / 50 m (splash proof)
    • Screwed Caseback in stainless steel, “Long Tall Dex” engraving on brass colored background, as well as engraved limitation number
    • Dark grey dial in Sun’s rays finish with polished indexes, minutes, and seconds from nickel, polished and gilded second hand
    • Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp
    • Wooden box with bronze medal and “Long Tall Dex” engraving

Conclusion and alternatives to the Oris Dexter Gordon

The price for the Oris Dexter Gordon is not entirely without but relativizes itself somewhat when you consider the very good discounts for Oris watches-an estimated 1,500 hours should be to get €. For the price, you get more hidden details that point to Dexter Gordon. Too bad: A perfect counterpart to the simplicity of the model would have been as a significantly complicated Caseback – unfortunately missed chance! For fans of Long Tall Dex is the Dexter Gordon limited edition Oris bottom line but still not a bad catch.

If you do not necessarily need the reference to Dexter Gordon, there is an also simple and much cheaper alternative from the House of Hamilton. The Jazz Master Series , the Swiss manufacturer of the Swatch Group, writes:

Fascinated sound the Jazz Master collection by Hamilton with wonderful variations on a theme in the innovation, nostalgia and modernity like a musical work of art.

With a rock-solid ETA 2824 automatic movement, Sapphire Crystal, diameter of 40 mm and a very chic dial comes as the model Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic (REF. H32515535). The price: Fair €595 (EIA).