Dr Ludwig Oechslin is a genius within the artwork of simplifying problems and is famend for the unconventional minimalism he has injected into the design language of his model Ochs und Junior. The newest launch is just not a novelty however a reworked tackle the Due Ore, the model’s desperately easy-to-set and seek the advice of journey watch. Highlighting the economic design facet of Ochs und Junior, the Due Ore has a uncooked, silver ending straight off the CNC machine. Provided in 39mm and 42mm titanium instances, the Ochs Und Junior Due Ore Uncooked with Oj Blue accents shows the time in two separate time zones at a look.
With problems starting from perpetual (Cent’Anni) and annual calendars (Anno) to extra simple days of the week (Settimana) and month (Mese) fashions, all Ochs und Junior fashions share simple two-piece spherical instances designed by Ludwig Oechslin with markings from milling and machining. Following on the heels of the 2022 Due Ore with a matte Oj Blue dial and zesty contrasting indications, the newest Due Ore fashions embrace a extra industrial, extra ‘uncooked’ seem like the Settimana Uncooked.
Like all Oechslin’s watches, the show is deceptively easy. The present time zone (house time) is indicated by the signature Oj Blue central hour, minute and seconds arms pointing to the darkish blue baton hour markers; the second time zone is displayed contained in the 12 cut-out rectangles of the adjustable time zone disc with Arabic numerals. All of the numerals, markers and arms are handled with Tremendous-LumiNova.
Within the pursuit of mechanical simplicity, Oechslin changed the 31-tooth date disc of an ETA 2824-2 base motion with a 48-tooth adjustable time zone disc. This straightforward but efficient resolution lets you regulate the second time zone disc bearing the Arabic numerals by way of the crown (place 1) to replicate the distinction in hours. If the second time zone is +6 hours forward of your property time, rotate the disc till the quantity 6 seems within the aperture at 12 o’clock. You may seek the advice of each instances concurrently with the central hour and minute arms. It’s that straightforward. Nevertheless, for the reason that second time zone relies on a 12-hour indication, you’ll need to work out whether or not it’s evening or day earlier than making that vital telephone name.
The Ochs Und Junior Due Ore is obtainable in 39mm and 42mm grade 5 titanium instances with the hallmark industrial finishings related to the model. Being titanium, the instances are exceptionally gentle; the 39mm weighs 54g, and the 42mm weighs 62g, together with the leather-based strap and buckle.
Availability & Worth
Each sizes include a black Ecopell vegetable-tanned leather-based strap handmade by Sabina Brägger with a titanium pin buckle. The Due Ore is non-customisable and may be ordered on the model’s webpage or by way of electronic mail at [email protected] with a 50% prepayment. The value of CHF 3,300 (incl. 7.7% Swiss VAT) / CHF 3,065 (export value) is identical for each fashions.