Introducing: How Vintage Bulovas Engraved With Messages From Frank Sinatra Inspired This New Watch
- Bulova partners with the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts to create a collection inspired by the iconic singer
- Bulova releases a new watch called the Rat Pack, paying homage to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin
- The watch features a vintage aesthetic, gold dial ring, engraving of the Rat Pack logo and signatures, and supports the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Bulova has always had a connection to Frank Sinatra, but now they’re taking it to the next level with their latest collection inspired by the legendary singer. The new Rat Pack watch pays homage to not only Sinatra but also his friends Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. It’s a watch that captures the essence of the iconic crew known for their times in Las Vegas, the silver screen, and on televisions across America.
This watch is all about the vibe. It takes inspiration from the vintage aesthetic of the 1950s and ’60s, with a 40mm size that feels a bit large for the era it draws from. However, the design cues are on point. The sunray brushed gold dial ring with etched markers leading to a record cut adds a touch of nostalgia, and the black alligator leather strap adds a touch of class. The watch houses a 8215 Miyota self-winding automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
What sets this watch apart is the engraved caseback, featuring the Rat Pack logo and the signatures of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin. This engraving pays homage to the practice Sinatra had of engraving personalized notes on the backs of his Bulova watches and giving them away. It’s a personal touch that adds a lot of history to the watch.
By removing Sinatra’s signature from the dial, Bulova has created a handsome watch that is versatile for any occasion. With a price of $795, it’s also a great entry-level dress watch for any watch enthusiast. The limited edition nature of this watch, with only 5,000 pieces produced, makes it even more special. This watch not only tells a story but also supports the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, bringing it all together in a full-circle moment.
Bulova Rat Pack: 40mm in diameter, stainless steel case; alligator leather strap; 30m of water resistance; caseback engraving with signatures of Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr., and Dean Martin; 8215 Miyota self-winding automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve; price: $795.