Ochs und Junior announced another release of Ludwig Oechslin’s annual calendar watch.
Created from Grade 5 titanium, the new Annual Calendar Light is accessible in two sizes, 39 mm and 42 mm, and is significantly lighter than the original, additionally in titanium, because of revolutionary milling of the 2-section case which offers water protection from 50 meters/165 feet.
Specifically, the weight of the 39 mm form has been decreased from 61.99 grams to 39.97 grams (- 35.83%) while the larger model weighs 42.94 grams rather than 70.83 grams, a 39.02% decrease.
To accomplish this exceptional outcome, each gram of material redundant for the strength and dependability of the parts has been processed away. As it is not difficult to imagine, there is significantly more work to produce the case along these lines.
Comparison between the new light case (in the foreground) and the original one
Weight was likewise diminished by manufacturing the dial, gear wheels, hands, and crown out of a light-weight aluminum compound, a far lighter material than metal.
In this watch, the dial is an integral piece of the gear frameworks, serving as a module which holds the gears for his annual calendar work on the back side.
The date, month and day of the week can be observed by the situation of the rotating spots on the dial. The date holes are each precisely two minutes separated on the dial for added coherence of the specific moment.
The Ochs und Junior Annual Calendar Light is controlled by the Swiss programmed ETA 2824-2, a highly dependable 4 Hz (28,800 vph) development offering 38 hours of force save.
Fitted with a recently designed kevlar lash with a carbon fiber clasp, the new Ochs und Junior Annual Calendar Light has a cost of Swiss Francs 9,200 preceding neighborhood charges.
Ochs und Junior intends to make just ten Annual Calendar Light watches in 2016. ochsundjunior.swiss