Oak & Oscar is entering the American watch-market with the “Burnham”, a limited-edition piece that packs a lot of detailing into a straightforward design. The Burnham gets its name from the architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, who left his indelible mark on the city of Chicago more than 100 years ago – the city of Oak & Oscar.
The watch is an interesting study in dial design. The matte-grey dial is referred to as “non-militarized”, meaning great lenghs were taken to ensure the sandwich dial and each of the Arabic numerals didn’t come off as a stencil set of numbers. An orange second hand stands in contrast to the grey dial, with a prominent counterbalance that eclipses the logo printed on 12 o’clock. The date aperture at 6 o’clock features a color-matched date wheel, a detail rarely seen.
Inside the Burnham beats a Soprod A10 automatic movement. It’s the new Swiss workhouse. The case is 42 mm and the lugs are designed with a curvature to ensure effortless wear.