Oris plays the blues

Oris John Coltrane Limited Edition. Photo: © TANG Portfolio

Oris John Coltrane Limited Edition. Photo: © TANG Portfolio

Apart from the serpentine theme because this is the year of the snake, having a blue dial is also the in thing, as we have learnt from the BaselWorld watch fair.

One timepiece that “chased the blues” away, so to speak, was the Oris John Coltrane Limited Edition. This is by far, one of the emotional pieces in blue that stood out.

Well, sort of; this is because the dial is not blue but black. What makes this piece attractive is the striking blue highlight at first glance that comes from the minute track. More importantly, the watch offers a vintage look and feel.

This limited edition timepiece is named after American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926 to 1967), who had one album named: “Coltrane plays the blues.” Another album of his, “Blue Train”, is deemed one of his best during the 1950s.

All these probably explain the clever use of blue for the minute track.

If you find this piece tempting and if still iffy about it, well then, we highly recommend playing Coltrane’s soundtracks from his Blue Train album while viewing and considering this piece.

Coltrane’s jazz music is therapeutic and please don’t blame us if a serious itch to head down to your friendly authorised dealer for this watch develops thereafter.