Ochs und junior have launched a new variant of their dual time zone. Meet the new due ore two time zones, one of the most pared back yet still idiosyncratically different (and very functional and legible), depictions of this complication around. Yes it may look familiar to those who know of the two time zones that comes in 42mm titanium or SS cases.
The ochs und junior two time zones uses an adjustable moving time zone disc to display two time zones using just a single hand.
The indices display the primary time and the adjustable disc displays the second time zone. This is done by setting x amount of hours ahead at 12 o’clock if your second time zone is ahead, or subtracting if the time is behind. So if the second time zone is +3 hours, the wearer moves the disc until ‘3’ is displayed at 12 o’clock. If the second time zone is behind the primary time zone, you subtract from 12 and that figure is set at 12 o’clock.
So the difference between the zones is displayed in the 12 o’clock aperture with the hour hand pointing to both time zones – the second one being in the aperture associated with the reference time. In these photos, the primary time is 2:24 and the second time zone is +8 hours i.e. 10:24.
How is this done? Ludwig Oechslin replaced the 31 tooth date disc that comes on a ETA 2824-2 base movement with a 48 tooth time zone disc. It has the standard 28,800 VPH and power reserve of 38 hours.
This new due ore comes in a grade 5 titanium 39mm case with a thickness of 10.4mm and water resistant to 100m. The dial is blue with the markers and hands in either orange or ‘green smoke’. The numerals on the time zone disc are in the matching (orange or ‘green smoke’) colour. The indices, numbers and hands all have Super-LumiNova.
The ochs und junior due ore is fully manufactured in Switzerland, with a lifetime warranty covering all parts invented by Ludwig Oechslin, and the entire watch is covered by a 2 year warranty.
Coming on handmade navy blue Cordura straps by Sabina Brägger, the ochs und junior customisation for which they have been known is not available for this new due ore. This is in line with the brand’s new strategy of bifurcating their watches into two lines – the ochs line and the ochs und junior custom line.
This new watch falls into the new serially produced (and thus more accessibly priced) ochs line, with a price of CHF 3,500 (including taxes)/ CHF 3,230 (excluding taxes).They are available directly from ochs und junior at this link, and the estimated time from order to completion and delivery is 8 to 12 weeks.
If you want to have a play with how to read or adjust this type of two time zone watch, you can do it here using the 42mm two time zone model.
[Photo credit: ochs und junior]