Chicago-based American micro-brand Oak & Oscar has announced it will be among the 30 exhibiting watch brands at WatchTime New York, which kicks off tomorrow night at midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. The company will feature its third model, the Jackson, at the event.
Named for Chicago’s Jackson Park — the start and finish line of America’s first road race in 1895 — the Jackson is a racing-influenced two-register chronograph with a flyback function and a Swiss-made, manual-winding movement, Eterna’s Caliber 3916. The movement features a cleverly designed “stacked hands” register design for tallying the elapsed minutes and hours, which allows both to be displayed on a single subdial. Visible through the watch’s sapphire caseback, the Eterna Caliber 3916 boasts a high level of haute horlogerie decoration and offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
The chronograph hours and minutes are displayed by two small, stacked hands on the subdial at 3 o’clock, while the subdial at 9 o’clock hosts the running seconds. The former subdial is designed for optimum legibility, with color-coordinated hands and markers for hours and minutes (white hand and white markers for hours, dark hand and dark numbers for minutes). The latter subdial has an orange crosshair motif that divides it into three sectors. The orange sweep-seconds hand matches the color of the alternating five-minute blocks on the 3 o’clock subdial; the brushed baton indices are filled with SuperLumiNova. The date window at 6 o’clock uses a custom font and the dial’s flange is printed with a tachymeter scale.
The Jackson is available in three versions, all limited editions: stainless steel case with gray dial; stainless steel case with navy blue dial (both $2,850, and limited to 150 pieces); and charcoal PVD case with gray dial ($3,150, limited to 100 pieces). The cases all measure 40 mm in diameter and are mounted on Horween leather straps. Like all Oak & Oscar timepieces, each Jackson watch is tested in Switzerland and undergoes final assembly in Chicago.
If you are curious to find out what this American-made, Swiss-powered timepiece looks and feels like on your own wrist, order your tickets now for WatchTime New York, America’s biggest luxury watch event!