News

17. April 2019
New Instagram post: Yves Klein Blue moon phase

12. April 2019
Swiss Railways (Blog)

11. April 2019
New Instagram post: Simply silver ‚Äď moon phase parts

4. April 2018
New Instagram post: Atom Moore

1. April 2019
Circular grinding (Blog)

28. March 2019
Trade up ūüôā

22. March 2019
New homepage photo. “moon phase¬†‚Äď Matte black”

21. March 2019
Time+Tide Watches asked their editors, shortly before the start of BASELWORLD: If you could only wear just one watch for the rest of your life, what would it be? Felix Scholz picked the ochs und junior perpetual calendar…for the second year in a row!

20. March 2019
News roundup! Three weeks ago, we launched Ludwig Oechslin‚Äôs two time zones + date. The following articles were published in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian and Korean: HODINKEE (EN)¬†Barron‚Äôs (EN)¬†GearPatrol (EN)¬†WatchTime (EN)¬†GESSATO (EN)¬†Acquire Magazine (EN)¬†Salon QP (EN)¬†TimeZone (EN)¬†Professional Watches (EN)¬†Horologium (EN)¬†MasterHorologer (EN) AlphaLuxe (EN)¬†Coolsten (DE)¬†WatchTime (DE)¬†Uhrenblog (DE) Uncrate (JP)¬†Uncrate (ES)¬†MyWatch.ru (RU)¬†√ďraMagazineOnline (HU)¬†Imboldn (KO)

17. March 2019
In 2013, HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer visited ochs und junior’s workshop in Lucerne, and afterwards wrote the first in-depth article about us in this already authoritative watch publication, declaring: ochs und junior just might be the coolest watch company in the world. …¬†If you want a high-end independent watch, this is it. If you want a watch built just the way you want it, this is it. Today HODINKEE published a new article which linked to this original article, as part of their Sunday Rewind: The Road To Basel (Six Years Later!) series. It also includes a video narrated by Beat Weinmann. We hope you enjoy it!

15. March 2019
New homepage photo. “Wrist shot: two time zones + date ‚Äď Rose gold”

13. March 2019
#ochsfam (Blog)

8. March 2019
The fall and resurgence of the Swiss watch industry: Hansj√ľrg Zumstein has produced a new film about how the Swiss watch industry was saved following the Quartz Crisis. The film was broadcast on Swiss television (SRF) on Thursday evening and is well-worth watching. The documentary’s premier was on Monday, 4. March in Grenchen in front of a full auditorium. Afterwards, Dr. Hanspeter Rentsch (former chief lawyer of the Swatch Group), Beat Gilomen (movement maker for the Swatch Group), author Bettina Hahnloser and ochs und junior CEO Beat Weinmann discussed these critical times and what emerged from them. German: article in the Grenchner Tagblatt covering the premier which includes a photo of Weinmann / the film on SRF.

6. March 2019
New homepage photo. “two time zones + date ‚Äď Rose gold”

4. March 2019
YouTube: two time zones + date on “Armand the Watch Guy”!

28. February 2019
Introducing two time zones + date by Ludwig Oechslin.

Featured on HODINKEE!

27. February 2019
For a Thai client (Blog)

26. February 2019
Ready in Lucerne: day/night Brass purist and day/night Blue patina and brass

19. February 2019
Simply silver ‚Äď perpetual calendar (Blog)

14. February 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day! New images on the Watches page (closer crop).

8. February 2018
New Instagram post: moon phase Rust

6. February 2019
New photo: perpetual calendar – Facts

1. February 2019

The February 2019 issue of WOW, Thailand’s premier watch periodical, features the first article about ochs und junior in Thai!

18. January 2019
New homepage photo. “moon phase ‚Äď sunburst patina!”

14. January 2018
Beat Weinmann interview (Blog)

10. January 2019
New homepage photo. “annual calendar ‚Äď one material: titanium!”

09. January 2019
WatchTime Magazine: Six Annual Calendar Watches to Start the New Year

29. December 2018
Gear Patrol:¬†The Watches We Added To Our Bucket-List in 2018.¬†“The ochs und junior day/night is mesmerizing.”

19. December 2018
You can find our holiday hours on the Contact page.

13. December 2018 (Afternoon)
Marcel’s day/night (Blog)

13. December 2018 (Morning)
Engraving (Blog)

12. December 2018
Ludwig Oechslin interview (Blog)

11. December 2018
ochs und junior now has English and German Wikipedia articles! Many thanks to our customers in Germany who wrote these articles. Of course, everyone is now welcome to further edit the entries. Here are the Wikipedia links: ochs und junior (EN) and ochs und junior (DE).

8. December 2018
New Instagram post: Porsche 911 engraving

6. December 2018
Dirk’s day/night (Blog)

5. December 2018
New homepage photo. “Happy Birthday, Chris¬†ūüéČ”

29. November 2018
New Instagram post: Burning Man

28. November 2018
Ready in Lucerne: date 42mm oj blue

26. November 2018
“My personal favorite perpetual calendar at the moment is the ochs und junior perpetual, the study of which I commend to anyone interested in horology. It has an almost Stonehenge-simplicity but in terms of ingenuity and freshness in perpetual calendar design it has no rivals, at the moment.” ‚ÄĒThe Watch Snob

21. November 2018
New homepage photo: perpetual calendar (Blue patina).

19. November 2018
The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (BAKOM) updated their Why dot.swiss page to feature a quote from Ludwig Oechslin and Beat Weinmann last week. The page also links to the wonderful video they made about ochs und junior in 2017. ochs und junior was the first Swiss watch company to receive a .swiss website address.

16. November 2018
New team photo. Now with Isabelle Ruckstuhl! (People – About)

14. November 2018 (Afternoon)
Yesterday “The Watch, Thoroughly Revised” was published. This is the second edition of “The Watch”, a book widely considered to be the top English survey of men’s wristwatches ‚Äď and a book which Cail purchased, many years ago, before he moved to Switzerland to join ochs und junior. 50 watch brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe and all of the other leading watch companies, have profiles. And so does ochs und junior, on account of the innovations of Ludwig Oechslin. The moon phase, date, annual calendar LIGHT, and perpetual calendar are all featured, and there is also a profile of Oechslin. Our copy is on its way, and we’re looking forward to it!

14. November 2018 (Morning)
Tagline: “What’s a watch supposed to do?”

13. November 2018
New homepage photo: 36mm wrist shots.

8. November 2018
Textile (Straps)

7. November 2018
36mm wrist shots (Blog)

6. November 2018
Presenting the 36mm annual calendar! Our press release features 12 high-res photos, and you can also read the article by Stephen Pulvirent on HODINKEE!

5. November 2018
Ready in Lucerne: annual calendar 42mm German silver / annual calendar 39mm German silver

1. November 2018 (Afternoon)
New homepage photo: perpetual calendar – Reference.

1. November 2018 (Morning)
Ready in Lucerne: moon phase 42mm German silver / moon phase 42mm Patina / moon phase 39mm Patina ||

26. October 2018
New homepage photo: Ed Tonkin’s day/night.

18. October 2018
New homepage photo: Jason Fanoe’s moon phase.

15. October 2018
Ready in Lucerne: moon phase 39mm black

12. October 2018
Oliver Grah (Honored)

11. October 2018
Lefty (Blog)

9. October 2018
GearPatrol: Five Forward-Thinking Watch Designs

5. October 2018
Sunburst patina 2…ready in Lucerne!

27. September 2018
Ready in Lucerne: annual calendar 42mm Black / two time zones 42mm Cool gray

21. September 2018
Updated (Articles – Press)

20. September 2018 (Afternoon)
GearPatrol: This Custom Perpetual Calendar is Proof of ochs und junior’s Watchmaking Prowess

20. September 2018 (Morning)
For a Californian client (Blog)

13. September 2018
New Watches page, new homepage, and new navigation. We are grateful for your feedback. You can send your thoughts directly to Cail Pearce.

3. September 2018
For our German-speaking visitors: last week one of our customers posted a fascinating report about his new moon phase watch in the SINN-Uhrenforum.

30. August 2018
Z√ľrichstrasse 49 (Blog)

29. August 2018
GearPatrol: Picking the Right Watch to Wear in Every Situation.

28. August 2018
ochs und junior is hiring! We are seeking an administrative assistant to join our small team in Lucerne. Details are on our German website.

27. August 2018
New image (Gallery – day/night)

23. August 2018
Richard Steels (Honored)

16. August 2018
NZZ Bellevue / Switzerland (German): Der Lauf der Sonne am Handgelenk

27. July 2018
HODINKEE Editorial: Ochs Und Junior And The Aesthetics Of Anti-Aesthetics.¬†A few thoughts on the fine art of sticking it to the man ‚Äď horologically speaking.

26. July 2018
HODINKEE: Introducing The Ochs Und Junior Day/Night Watch (Live Pics & Pricing). A brilliant astronomical watch that does a lot with a little.

25. July 2018
Introducing the ochs und junior day/night by Ludwig Oechslin! Get the overview, watch the videos, read the press release, discover the new thought posts, browse the 4 watches ready in Lucerne, and customize your own!

18. July 2018

Kevin Blanc / LAUSCHSICHT AG and Beat Weinmann.

12. July 2018
HODINKEE Recommended Reading: Dr. Ludwig Oechslin Explains The Logic Behind His Unusual Date Display. The non-traditional take on a familiar complication does more than just look cool.

4. July 2018
date displays (Blog)

29. June 2018
Personal ecommerce (Press release)

28. June 2018
Personal ecommerce! Now you can securely purchase your ochs und junior directly on our website. The Buy buttons on Store and Customizer pages start the online checkout process. Within 24 hours of your purchase, cofounder Beat Weinmann will personally email you to discuss your strap, delivery date, and special requests. Our Purchase page has been updated to reflect this new payment option.

21. June 2018
James Kennedy (Honored)

15. June 2018
watches and astronomy (Blog)

13. June 2018
Kevin Hoffman (Blog)

8. June 2018
Yesterday we made our first Instagram post… ūüėČ Much more to come! Follow us on Instagram.

7. June 2018
moon phase LIGHT (Blog)

25. May 2018
Jack Forster references Ludwig Oechslin‚Äôs unique fluency in both ‚Äúmechanical maximalism‚ÄĚ (the Trilogy of Time for Ulysse Nardin) and “ruthlessly pared down minimalism” (ochs und junior) in his latest HODINKEE article.

8. May 2018
Café Tacuba (Eating- Our Lucerne)

2. May 2018
Additional full moon options (Customizer – moon phase)

25. April 2018
Nebras in 42mm and 39mm! One piece each now in Lucerne. (Store – moon phase)

24. April 2018
Four new hotel recommendations (Sleeping – Our Lucerne)

23. April 2018
Jason Fanoe (Honored)

13. April 2018
H√∂llm√ľller (Partners – About)

12. April 2018
The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (BAKOM) made a press release¬†on April 10th which mentions ochs und junior as the first Swiss watch company to have a .swiss TLD. BAKOM refers to ochs und junior as the “innovative Lucerne watch maker with an international customer base”. In our Blog, you can read why we made this change (.swiss), and also watch the video BAKOM commissioned about ochs und junior (A .swiss Success Story).

24. March 2018
Wrist shots: Gallery – moon phase

17. March 2018
Last night we moved our website¬†from an Amazon Web Services¬†“C4.large Instance”¬†to a new¬†“C5.large Instance”. There was no downtime. C5 Instances are the latest EC2 instance type from AWS. They are powered by 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable processors which offer up to 50% higher performance on certain applications. The performance improvement can be felt across our entire website, but especially on the customizer and the “Print 1:1” features.

2. March 2018
Wrist shots: Gallery – annual calendar

24. February 2018
Video ‚Äď UBS magazin (updated links)

20. February 2018
Ludwig Oechslin and ochs und junior were recently featured in the German newspaper Die Welt: Auch unter Uhrmachern gibt es Freelancer – und die sind gefragt.

1. February 2018
Designing your ochs und junior (Blog)

31. January 2018
Ludwig Oechslin and Cail Pearce will be handling ochs und junior’s day-to-day business while Beat Weinmann is on vacation (updated Contact page).

Beat Weinmann, Ludwig Oechslin, Cail Pearce

29. January 2018
New photo: Newsletter sign-up page

25. January 2018
Last night on YouTube, we came across a song called¬†ochs und junior¬†by ŇĀJK.¬†Google Translate helped us with the song’s description: “It’s all a matter of time, so you have to measure it precisely. But not just anything.”¬†Wszystko kwestińÖ czasu, wińôc trzeba go zmierzyńá dokŇāadnie. Ale nie byle czym.¬†We think we recognized “ochs und junior” around the 02:10 mark, and also possibly Patek Philippe, Zenith and Moser. In any case, we’re honored ŇĀJK chose ochs und junior for the title. If one of our Polish-speaking visitors could help us understand a little more, we’re curious!

23. January 2018
New photos: Gallery – two time zones

22. January 2018
Wrist shots: Gallery – perpetual calendar

19. January 2018
“Mechanics” section added to: Facts – two time zones

15. January 2018
New photos: Gallery – perpetual calendar

11. January 2018
Photo showing the three dimensionality of the moon phase dial

9. January 2018
New photo: moon phase – Facts

8. January 2018
Updated manuals: annual calendar | moon phase | date

5. January 2018
New photo: perpetual calendar – Facts

4. January 2018
Regular store hours have resumed!

20. December 2017
Thank you (Blog)

16. December 2017
Updated homepage photos.

15. December 2017
Holiday store hours (Contact)

14. December 2017
PASTARAZZI (Eating – Our Lucerne)

13. December 2017
An ochs und junior was spotted in the wild by a watchuseek forum member. He was extremely impressed! Several owners show their watches on the thread.

7. December 2017
New photo: date – Facts

5. December 2017
The Neue Z√ľrcher Zeitung, Switzerland’s newspaper of record, featured Oechslin’s two time zones watch in its collection of¬†15 new classics¬†today.

30. November 2017
HODINKEE Hands-On: The Ochs Und Junior Perpetual Calendar In Full Titanium

29. November 2017
The Art of Simplicity ‚Äď Hossein Lotfi

28. November 2017
Earlier this month, a group of German business managers made a grand tour of Swiss watch companies. Their goal was to understand how Swiss watches are made today and to exchange ideas about business and entrepreneurship with the CEOs. Their trip led them to the Vallée de Joux, Geneva, Biel, and Schaffhausen, where they met with the CEOs of IWC, Audemars Piquet, Chopard, and MB&F. It also brought them to Lucerne for a watch company quite a bit smaller by any business measure.

Photo: Andreas Mader for IMPULSE

22. November 2017
New photo: Gasthof Krone in Blatten (Eating РOur Lucerne)

17. November 2017
The homepage now provides the following information for each watch: functions, base movement, available diameters, starting price, and an example execution. The “Watches” page is the ochs und junior homepage ‚Äď we immediately show what we are about. Your feedback is always welcome.

15. November 2017
Stefan Wiesner (Eating – Our Lucerne)

10. November 2017
New photos: Gallery – annual calendar

9. November 2017
New photos: Gallery – moon phase

8. November 2017
One 42mm moon phase blue patina now in stock. (Store – moon phase)

3. November 2017
Two small website changes: first, the menu now displays in two columns for viewports wider than 1100px. Also, text and images on the News page now display up to 760px wide. You might need to refresh your browser to see the changes. Cail Pearce welcomes your feedback, as always.

31. October 2017
Jack Forster’s article on the history of astronomical complications in Vol. 1 of the HODINKEE magazine features Ludwig Oechslin’s moon phase watch (39mm German silver).

28. October 2017
Restaurant Libelle (Eating – Our Lucerne)

25. October 2017
Impressions from Rolls-Royce at ochs und junior.

19. October 2017
The first ochs und junior in red patina. (Store – perpetual calendar)

18. October 2017
New homepage images.

14. October 2017
New photo: two time zones – Facts

13. October 2017
One 42mm moon phase “oj blue” now in stock. (Store – moon phase)

12. October 2017
New photo: moon phase – Facts

11. October 2017
New photo: annual calendar – Facts

9. October 2017
Press information from Rolls-Royce about ochs und junior.

6. October 2017
New impressions from Rolls-Royce at ochs und junior.

5. October 2017
New content and links for the QLOCKTWO Lucerne post.

3. October 2017
Press release ‚ÄĒ Rolls-Royce at ochs und junior
Press release ‚ÄĒ Assemble a perpetual calendar‚Ķyourself!

2. October 2017
We have updated the News page so that we can include images. The timing is perfect, because we also just received a gift from our special customer in Colombia…the espresso is delicious!

28. September 2017
Updated graphic and images ‚ÄĒ¬†the temptation (Blog)

27. September 2017 (Afternoon)
the temptation (Blog)

27. September 2017 (Morning)
Vol. 1 of the HODINKEE magazine should begin arriving today. The ochs und junior moon phase is featured inside!

26. September 2017
Nebra moon phases in 42mm and 39mm! One piece each now in Lucerne. (Store – moon phase)

23. September 2017
Links to Facebook and Twitter on the Contact page.

22. September 2017
New homepage images.

21. September 2017
Titanium perpetual calendar (Store Рperpetual calendar)

20. September 2017
Titanium (Blog)

13. September 2017
Rust annual calendars in 42mm and 39mm! One piece each now in stock in Lucerne. (annual calendar – Store)

5. September 2017
Drei Könige (Our Lucerne РEating)

4. September 2017
First article in Danish. (PDF)

1. September 2017
The blue patina perpetual calendar. One piece now in stock in Lucerne. (perpetual calendar – Store)

29. August 2017
oj4.1: New homepage, new menu, new image formatting, and further speed improvements.

21. August 2017
HODINKEE Editors’ Picks ‚ÄĒ Five Date Displays Done Well

18. August 2017
New team photo

17. August 2017
Marion M√ľller just finished assembly of a perpetual calendar in the Reference execution! This watch is now ready to ship or pickup in Lucerne. (perpetual calendar – Store)

11. August 2017
M√ľller and Fl√ľck (Blog)

08. August 2017
“Mechanics” section for¬†date – Facts

03. August 2017
New Contact page photo

21. July 2017
HODINKEE In-Depth ‚ÄĒ Ulysse Nardin Tellurium Johannes Kepler

11. July 2017
Textiles and Velcro (Blog)

1. July 2017
Robb Report ‚ÄĒ ochs und junior perpetual calendar!

27. June 2017
SWISS (Blog)

26. June 2017
Second disk option for annual calendar, moon phase, date and two time zones customizers.

20. June 2017
New high-performance web server. The speed improvement is most noticeable on the customizer, Print 1:1, and the Blog.

10. June 2017
New menu design.

6. June 2017
New homepage images.

3. June 2017
Stuart Stock (Honored)

31. May 2017
For viewports larger than 1449 pixels wide, the menu now displays in a larger font size.

30. May 2017
The Wasser f√ľr Wasser¬†thought¬†post has been updated.

24. May 2017
Customizer bookmarks! The URL now changes dynamically while you customize your watch.

18. May 2017
Press release ‚ÄĒ New customizer

15. May 2017
oj4 is live!

Explore ochs und junior’s history in the Blog.