ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Following the successful launch of the ochs line mese 1.22 in April, the brand is pleased to present the ochs line mese 2.22, the first ochs und junior watch to feature a PVD dial.

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

Their partners at POSITIVE COATING in La Chaux-de-Fonds are contributing the beguilingly unique PVD finish for this mese’s dial and module.

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

The ochs und junior mese 2.22 is truly a dream in blue. ochs und junior Yves-Klein blue in PVD to be exact.
The blue PVD dial and month disc are paired with white indices, hands and a white date indicator dot.
The indices, hands and date dot are treated with white Superluminova from our partners at Monyco, who are also based in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

The ochs und junior mese 2.22 is paired with a blue-black Ecopell Enzian Nappa leather s trap, handmade by Berne-based designer Sabina Brägger.

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

ochs und junior mese 2.22

The case is titanium, measuring 39 mm in diameter.
The movement is ETA’s 2824-2 and the module of Ludwig Oechslin consists of 2 single parts.
And in ochs und junior’s new tradition of making the superlative affordable, it is priced
CHF 3’500 — incl. 7.7% VAT.
CHF 3’230 — Export price.
Available in 12-16 weeks.

ochs und junior ochs line mese 2.22

Summary & overview

Ludwig Oechslin’s date watch displays the essentials – time and date. Its analogue date display is more readable than a digital display from the same distance. And unlike large digital displays, the date dot is not a distraction when checking the time. The “dot” is actually a precisely calculated curved dash.

39 mm case | Grade 5 titanium | ETA 2824-2 | Dial: Yves-Klein blue in PVD | Markers, hands and date dot in white | Markers, hands and date dot with Super-LumiNova | Blue-black Ecopell Enzian Nappa leather strap handmade by Sabina Brägger | Non-customizable | Warranty 2 years.

Reading the functions

Reading Oechslin’s date display becomes intuitive after a short time on the wrist.

The 30+1 holes around the perimeter of the dial display the date. The 10-minute markers serve as reference points. For example, the marker indicating 30 minutes also shows the 15th day of the month (30 ÷ 2 = 15). These 5-day markers allow for the date to be read at a glance and after a short time, you can recognize the date intuitively.

The exact minute and second can be read by the ring of holes, spaced at 2-minute intervals. These perforations mark even-numbered minutes while the adjoining spaces denote odd-numbered minutes.


How does the date function work?
Oechslin replaces the standard numbered date disk with 31 holes in the dial and a precisely calculated curved dash. The holes are arranged in a gentle spiral, with the 31st overlapping the 1st. The curved dash shows the 1st and the 31st, but not both at the same time.

Why does the 31st hole overlap the 1st hole?
The 30 equally spaced holes make the exact minute and second readable (holes are even minutes, gaps odd).

What was the motivation for the design?
Oechslin would like to read the date with the same clarity as the time. After conducting experiments he realized a digital date display would have to be enormous to be as legible as analogue watch hands. To be equally legible, the date would have to fill almost 2/3 of the dial. However, the first thing you would see when glancing at your watch would be the date, and the most common use case for a wristwatch is telling the time. Oechslin’s analogue date spiral sets the visual hierarchy straight and is soon read as simply as the hands on a watch.

Further information

Dimensions: 39 mm x 10.4 mm
Weight: 54 g
Water Resistance: 100 m in titanium
Case: 2-part case designed by Ludwig Oechslin with visible machining marks.
Base Movement: ETA 2824-2 with 38 hours of power reserve.
Manufacturer: ETA Grenchen / Switzerland.
Dial: Yves-Klein blue in PVD made by Positive Coating, La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Crown: Screw-down crown designed by Ludwig Oechslin in grade 5 titanium.
Buckle and strap: Classic buckle in grade 5 titanium, designed by Ludwig Oechslin. Visible machining marks. Blue-black leather strap, Ecopell Enzian, in S/M/L, handmade by Sabina Brägger.
Glass: Sapphire crystal.
Night visibility: Swiss Super-LumiNova ®, applied by Monyco in La Chaux-de-Fonds/Switzerland.
Swiss Made: The ochs und junior date watch 2.22 is manufactured in Switzerland.
Each watch is hand-assembled and regulated at the ochs und junior workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Warranty: The entire watch is covered by a 2-year guarantee.
Design Ludwig Oechslin, non-customizable.

Order: Order via Mail oj@ochsundjunior.ch
Order with a 50 % prepayment in accordance with the ochs und junior standard guidelines:
Payment via our homepage (stripe) or via bank transfer to our bank account:

Credit Suisse
ochs und junior AG
IBAN: CH31 0483 5039 2684 4100 0
Clearing No. 4835
Account No. 0463-392684-41

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