The Sun Wukong Limited Edition is a version of Oris’s Aquis-Date diver’s watch in partnership with the Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co. (SAFS) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese animated feature film, The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven, produced by the Wan brothers and originally released by SAFS in 1961 during the Second Golden Era of the Chinese film industry.
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. It has a 41.5 mm stainless steel case and a unidirectional rotating bezel that’s equipped with an ocean blue ceramic bezel that plays an appreciable role in delivering the watch’s singular character.
The case back is engraved with the head of Sun Wukong and his staff, while the same dial abstraction repeats on the special presentation case. The playful red and golden-tipped seconds hand and repeating geometric dial design are inspired by the mythical Monkey King, a Chinese cultural icon.