Embodying the very essence of ‘much less is extra’, Ochs & Junior is the expression of Dr Ludwig Oechslin’s imaginative and prescient in uncompromised but purposeful watchmaking. With a knack for growing exact issues utilizing as few elements as potential, Ochs & Junior has a minimalist model operating via the whole portfolio. Following the Ochs & Junior Settimana Uncooked, the corporate now releases the Ochs & Junior Settimana Subsequent with a playful contact of color.
Whereas the Ochs & Junior Settimana Uncooked was maybe a bit too “uncooked” and minimalist for some, the Settimana Subsequent is a extra frivolous tackle the idea. It makes use of the identical grade 5 titanium exterior, with all of the machining and milling traces left seen. The case makes use of solely two elements and has quick lugs that partially tuck the strap beneath the bezel. It’s out there in both a 36mm diameter or 40mm diameter, each with a fairly slim peak of 10.8mm.
According to the entire idea of minimising the complexity of every complication as a lot as potential, Dr Ludwig Oechslin developed the Settimana weekday indication with solely 4 extra elements. And these 4 elements embrace the dial, which has been given a purposeful again for the triple perform wheel, transmission wheel and extra gear that make up the weekday show.
By way of design, the brand new Settimana Subsequent has a brass dial completed in deep black, with white hour, minute and seconds arms coated in Tremendous-LumiNova. The weekday show has been executed in gentle blue with a violet-coloured dot. The 1 o’clock place is for Mondays with Sundays positioned at 7 o’clock. The dot strikes from 8 to 12 o’clock at first of each week.
Mechanically talking, nothing has modified. The Ochs & Junior Settimana Subsequent comes with a Sellita SW 200-1 computerized motion. This implies it’s dependable and simply serviced. Operating at a frequency of 28,800vph, it’ll run for 38 hours when totally wound. Usually this motion comes with a date perform, however that has been eliminated to create the required area for the Settimana show, which is pushed by the hour wheel via a discount gear.
Similar to the Ochs & Junior Settimana Uncooked, the Settimana Subsequent is worn on a home made textile strap in black. It comes with a titanium pin buckle that permits for the lengthy finish of the strap to be tucked in beneath the shorter finish, eliminating the necessity for conventional keepers. And once more, it’s a non-limited, non-customisable mannequin together with Ochs & Junior’s less-is-more philosophy in watchmaking. It retails for CHF 2,300, excluding taxes.
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