Does Your Watch Play Jazz? Introducing the Claude Bernard Birdland Watch

This Claude Bernard Birdland watch was made to celebrate 65 years of the NYC Birdland Jazz Club and Charlie Parker.

This Claude Bernard Birdland watch was made to celebrate 65 years of the NYC Birdland Jazz Club and Charlie Parker.

Ok well this Claude Bernard watch doesn’t actually play Jazz- but it would if it could– to the tunes of Charlie Parker.  The Swiss-made Birdland watch is created to celebrate a partnership between this watch brand and the famed Birdland jazz club in New York City. The club — one of New York City’s oldest jazz clubs and one of the most iconic in the USA — this year celebrates 65 years of music history.

The Birdland logo and Parker's alto saxophone are on the dial.

The Birdland logo and Parker’s alto saxophone are on the dial.

The design of the limited edition watch was inspired by Birdland’s rich history and by Charlie Parker, who was known to friends as Bird and who was the headliner when the club first opened. Parker was said to be the genius of the alto saxophone. As such, the dial of the watch features the Birdland logo  and an image of the alto saxophone. Meticulously crafted, the elegant watch is  created in an edition of just 650 pieces.

Charlie Parker is etched on the sapphire caseback.

Charlie Parker is etched on the sapphire caseback.

The watch houses an automatic Swiss-made caliber that is visible via a transparent sapphire caseback. A silhouette of Charlie Parker playing his alto saxophone seemingly floats on the back. The 42mm stainless steel watch is water resistant to 50 meters and is delivered with a numbered certificate. Making this watch even more alluring is the price: its $950 retail price will have you singing.

 

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