Visible machining marks

Peter at work!

The titanium and silver cases for Ludwig Oechslin’s watches are machined by Peter Cantieni at his workshop in Hinwil, Switzerland. Peter’s main job is machining ultra-precise titanium parts for the Swiss Formula 1 team Sauber. He also machines tiny parts that function inside orbiting satellites and require tolerances of 3/1000th of a millimeter.

Peter’s machining and milling work for ochs und junior is so precise and aesthetic that we don’t polish away the mark of his tools. What you see on ochs und junior cases, buckles and crowns is the untreated metal exactly as it leaves Peter’s workshop. The resulting look is perhaps similar to the use of visible concrete in architecture.

Titanium case with visible machining, crown and buckle: