The overriding theme of Ochs und Junior is aggressively simple and robust complications. This “Two Time Zones” by Ochs und Junior is a fantastic example of that theme. Oechslin achieved this complication by replacing the 31-tooth date disk that comes on an ETA 2824-2 base movement with a 48-tooth time zone disk. So, instead of moving the hour hand to indicate the second time zone, you set the timezone disk so you can simultaneously see the time in both time zones. The normal indices indicate the home timezone and the numbers on the timezone disk indicate the hour of your destination. It’s simple and extremely effective.
The dial is darkest blue patinated brass with milled and rhodium-plated indices. The “cyrcle” at 12 o’clock is in 950 platinum. The time disk matches the rest of the dial. The hour and minute hands are in rhodium-plated brass, and the second hand is in darkest blue patinated brass. The watch comes in a 42mm case in titanium with Ochs und Junior’s signature “visible machining”. The watch also has a screw-down crown in titanium. It was originally purchased in May 2016, so you’re getting an almost new watch here. And this watch isn’t very common…the company only makes 10 of these per year!
Ochs und Junior Two Time Zones
Case: Titanium, 42mm
Movement: modified ETA 2824-2
Dial: dark blue patinated brass dial
Condition: Watch is in very good condition
Includes: Watch pouch and papers. See photos for details.
Ochs und Junior does things their own way. They have a strong philosophy on the right way to do things, and it informs every part of their business. And a big part of that philosophy is simplicity. But simplicity is not easy…Oechslin undertakes an hardcore design process to create “simpler solutions than have been achieved before in wristwatches” because “simpler mechanics are more reliable, more straightforward to manufacture, and easier to service.”