If you’re a fan of baseball, there’s a good chance that you’re also privy to the sport’s memorabilia. But when it comes to high-end timepieces, the relationship between the wristwear world’s most quintessential variants and America’s favorite pastime seems nothing short of nonexistent. Luckily, two of Chicago’s biggest names have decided to change that, thanks to the Oak & Oscar x Wilson Ashland watch.
This baseball-focused timekeeper isn’t just a great-looking piece of wristwear, it also harbors a unique ideology that pays homage to the sport’s most iconic characteristics. A handful of bespoke attributes — like inning-tracking bezel markings, a grass-green dial, and a 12 o’clock marker that bears a striking resemblance to a home plate — have been implemented, offering fans of the game a commemorative collectible that’s undeniably astute. Inside of the Ashland’s 40mm steel casing, you’ll find an accurate Swiss ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement, working alongside a 42-hour power reserve, and a strap crafted from Wilson’s A2000 Copper Pro Stock Leather, to provide an intricate selection of accents. To round things out, the company’s iconic “W” logo has been included on the dial, joining an engraved case back, 200-meter water resistance, and even a limited-edition Oak & Oscar A2000 1787 baseball glove, should you feel the need to tack on a couple of extra dollars. Only 100 examples of the Ashland will be available to the public; and with a price of $1,850, they’re bound to go fast.