Following the John Coltrane Limited Edition, Thelonious Monk Limited Edition was conducted by Oris for celebrating a mythical jazz musician and composer in 2015. It works as a fabulous-looking watch, whomever it’s dedicated to for its relative simplicity, sea-blue sunburst dial and domed sapphire crystal front and back.
This fantastic replica Thelonious Monk Limited Edition features a 40 mm polished steel case feeling like a very elegant watch with a sunray finished smoke blue dial with an element of interest and polished dots to mark the hours. If you look closely, you will notice 11 minute markers between the 10 and 12-hour markers, in some way a nod to Monk’s dissonant technique. There is the words ‘MONK ALWAYS KNOW’ engraved on the back case, which refers to a well-known Monk track as well as to the inscription on a ring he always wore.
This is also an automatic, containing Oris’s own 733 calibre, which is based on a Sellita SW200 movement which beats at 28,800 vph with a power reserve of 38 hours. A black leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp completes the watch. If you’re going to do a replica limited edition watch that is supposed to embody someone’s personality, then this Oris – Thelonious Monk Limited Edition replica is the way to go, hihg quality and low price which is pretty reasonable for a limited edition.