Oris Sun Wukong Ltd Ed 01 733 7766 4185-Set
Oris Sun Wukong Limited Edition 01 733 7766 4185-Set. Finished in a multi-piece stainless steel case and bracelet with a stunning blue dial and a ceramic minute scale top ring. This Aquis features a 41.50mm case and 300m WR.
Oris are delighted to introduce their latest co-creation, the Sun Wukong Limited Edition, a 2,000-piece limited-edition version of the high-performance Aquis Date diver’s watch that’s been designed and produced in partnership with the Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co. (SAFS).
The watch celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Chinese animated feature film, The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven, which was produced by the Wan brothers and originally released by SAFS in 1961 during the Second Golden Era of the Chinese film industry. The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong in Mandarin Chinese, is a legendary mythical figure from the 16th century Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. The story tells of how Sun Wukong, a monkey born from stone, acquires supernatural powers before rebelling against heaven.
In the story, the Monkey King acquires a red pillar with golden tips that he shrinks to become a staff to fight his enemies and their unjust ways with, creating the “uproar” described in the title. Today, the Monkey King is an icon of Chinese culture recognised around the world.
The challenge with this charming collaboration was to reimagine a familiar, culturally hugely significant story in a watch. Watches offer a small, largely static canvas – how to show the furious motion of a monkey with superpowers in such a small space. Oris’s designers saw an opportunity in the Monkey King’s staff, a magical red and golden pillar he uses to defeat his enemies. The seconds hand became that weapon, red with golden tips. To express how fast the Monkey King spins it in battle, the designers abstracted the form, adding repeating flashes of blue that diminish and return in size and colour to suggest constant motion.
The effect is intoxicating, creating a tangible and yet otherworldly impression of a fast-spinning staff, which becomes almost audible as you look at it. Beyond its unique, playful aesthetic, the Sun Wukong Limited Edition carries the same quality signifiers and refined silhouette the Aquis Date has become known for.
What we like: The dial is simply stunning. The hue of the dial when worn in the sun, reflects the aqua blue - green tone perfectly. With the help towards the preservation of the endangered Whale Shark, this Oris limited edition model is a keeper.
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