The Oris Sun Wukong is a 2,000-piece limited-edition version of the brand’s high-performance Aquis Date diver’s watch designed and produced in partnership with the Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co. (SAFS).
The watch celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Chinese animated feature film, The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven, which was produced by the Wan brothers and originally released by SAFS in 1961 during the Second Golden Era of the Chinese film industry.
The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong in Mandarin Chinese, is a legendary mythical figure from the 16th-century Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. It tells the story of how Sun Wukong, a monkey born from stone, acquires supernatural powers before rebelling against heaven.
In the story, the Monkey King acquires a red pillar with golden tips that he shrinks to become a staff to fight his enemies and their unjust ways, creating the “uproar” described in the title. Today, the Monkey King is an icon of Chinese culture recognized around the world.