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Chet Baker, 1953 | From a unique collection of black and white photography at https://www.1stdibs.com/art/photography/black-white-photography/

Chet Baker, 1953

Chet Baker, 1953 | From a unique collection of black and white photography at https://www.1stdibs.com/art/photography/black-white-photography/

Chet Baker appears to be wearing a decidedly un-round Cartier Tank watch in this photo from 1953. The musician was the irreverent iconoclast of the mid-century jazz explosion and the rebel of the Ivy-styled Jazz era.  It’s only fitting that he’d wear a watch that similarly broke with the standards of the day, going from classic circular case to a squared-off, streamlined look.

One Icon, One Detail: Chet Baker's Watch

Chet Baker appears to be wearing a decidedly un-round Cartier Tank watch in this photo from 1953. The musician was the irreverent iconoclast of the mid-century jazz explosion and the rebel of the Ivy-styled Jazz era. It’s only fitting that he’d wear a watch that similarly broke with the standards of the day, going from classic circular case to a squared-off, streamlined look.

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