A more functional annual calendar.
Dr. Ludwig Oechslin’s annual calendar watch displays the date, month, weekday, day/night and time (interactive watch). Its analogue date display is more readable than a digital display from the same distance. And unlike large digital displays, the date is not a distraction when checking the time. The mechanics know the number of days in every month except February, which means the date only needs adjustment once per year on March 1st. The annual calendar function is designed as a 5 part gear system with the date, month and weekday indications inscribed directly onto the functional parts. An annual calendar cannot be reduced further (learn more).
New! annual calendar LIGHT.
annual calendar LIGHT (pictured above) is a new edition of Oechslin’s annual calendar that weighs less than the original and is equally robust, reliable, skin-friendly and water-resistant (50m). By all appearances, it is housed in exactly the same case as the original. However, on the inside, every gram of material not necessary for the strength and stability of the parts has been milled away. The dial, calendar function, and hands are manufactured out of the light-weight aluminum alloy Al Mg Si 1, and annual calendar LIGHT is fitted with a newly-designed kevlar strap and carbon fiber buckle. ochs und junior plans to manufacture 10 annual calendar LIGHT watches in 2016.
Individually manufactured in Switzerland.
ochs und junior manufactures about 50 annual calendar watches per year. The case, gear system, dial, buckle, and hands are individually-manufactured by Peter Cantieni in Hinwil, Switzerland, and each annual calendar watch is hand-assembled and hand-regulated by Romana Fux at the ochs und junior workshop in Lucerne.
You can determine the size, materials, colors and more for your personal annual calendar watch. Beat Weinmann will collaborate directly with you on your design. You can test out ideas, communicate with Weinmann, and place your order using our customizer tool (online customizer).
A lifetime warranty covers all parts designed by Ludwig Oechslin (details). Your entire watch is covered by a 2 year guarantee. ochs und junior can offer uniquely fast and competent service due to its small scale and exclusively direct sales model. Beat Weinmann explains in detail (service thought post).
ochs und junior watches are exclusively sold directly from the ochs und junior workshop in Lucerne, Switzerland. You can browse the annual calendar watches in Lucerne and have your order shipped worldwide via FedEx (online store). You can also make an appointment and visit us in Lucerne (the workshop). Online or in person, cofounder and CEO Beat Weinmann will guide you regarding your perfect ochs und junior (the purchase experience).
- gallery (several annual calendar watch executions) >
- technology (mechanics, case, buckle, and more) >
- functions (interactive annual calendar watch) >
- oechslin (direction information from Ludwig Oechslin) >
- manual (how to set your annual calendar) >
- custom (collaborate with Beat Weinmann) >
- store (browse the annual calendar watches in Lucerne) >
- straps (79 possibilities including sturgeon, leather, suede, rubber) >