There’s little better than watching a master at work. In this video, Ochs und Junior founder Ludwig Oechslin walks us through the assembly of his latest watch, a perpetual calendar. This isn’t just any old perpetual though. Oechslin’s invention is the simplest perpetual calendar ever made, using just nine components for the calendar mechanism itself. The video comes in just under 25 minutes long, and if you don’t speak German you’re going to have to read subtitles – but I promise it’s worth every second.Cheap replica watches online.
The Perpetual Calendar is everything you’d expect from Ochs und Junior. The small watchmaker has always been known for its rigorous simplicity (which we dove into on the Road to Basel) and this watch is that philosophy’s logical conclusion. Most perpetual calendars use dozens, sometimes even hundreds, of gears, levers, and springs to track the date, day, month, and leap year cycles. Oechslin pared this all back to just nine components. He also completely eliminated springs and levers (both essential in traditional perpetual calendars) so the mechanism can be set in both directions solely through the crown, and will be less susceptible to wear or accidental damage. For a full in-depth look at the watch, check out the story we wrote when Ochs und Junior first unveiled the perpetual calendar back in June.Luxury fake watches UK.
The Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar is priced at 20,240 CHF excluding VAT (approximately $20,786 at time of publishing) and is highly customizable like all other Ochs und Junior watches.