Model: Annual Calendar
Movement: ETA2824-2 automatic jeweled movement
Dial: Brass dial with markers and with 31 inner apertures on a rotating disc date indicator, two subdials; one located at 12 for month indication and the other at 6 for week day indication. All markers are hand-patinated. The brass hour and minute hands are also patinated. Dial is impeccable with no trace of stains.
Case: 42mm circular grade 5 titanium case with screw-down case back. Case is like new.
Watch also comes with original leather pouch.
Ochs Und Junior was founded in 2006 by Ludwig Oechslin, the man behind some of the most unique manufactured watches, including the Ulysse Nardin Freak model. Oechslin created the brand to be able to produce watches of his own design and interests, which in contrast to the unusual watches he had previously designed, were remarkably simplified. An annual calendar knows the number of days in every month except for February. The date therefore only needs adjustment once per year on March 1st. Annual calendars are generally executed with levers and springs using a large number of parts such as Patek Philippe which uses 154 parts while Oeschslin uses only 5.
The watch is basically entirely made of brass except for the case and buckle, and the leather strap. There is no added color and a high-contrast dial from a single material . The dial, date disks, and hands are all executed in brass. The second hand is in brass like the dial, so that the time is immediately visible when you glance at your watch. The dial glows and change colors depending on the angle of view and the luminosity, and this creates a very unique watch.
There is much poetry within Ochs und junior watches and there are a enjoyable to own and wear.