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c_hawkthorne  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dr. less

That perpetual calendar is divine. While not surprised, I'm very disappointed to find out it's chilling at a hint over 20k swiss francs. The level of customization on the Ochs und Junior website is really fun too. For that price they let you do whatever you want. You can make some hideous watches with it.

kleinbl00  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah in my head Ludwig Oechslin was chilling at his museum, bored, chatting with Beat Weinmann about how being the world's foremost horological authority was fun an'all but he missed fucking around and Weinmann said "I can get you paid for that." What followed was fifteen years of Dr. Oechslin going "look I made a perpetual calendar using a toothpick and a chicken bone" and Beat Weinmann putting it up in his color configurator.

I think lately he's gotten a little more interested in legacy, seeing as how modern haute horlogerie doesn't exist without Ulysse Nardin and the shit Oechslin did there but they're a fuckin' dialtone as far as collectors are concerned. This is no doubt due to the fact that a modern badass perpetual calendar is the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual which, granted, is demonstrably badass

buuuuut if you want to know the day, date and time,

and Mr. Simple is a 25-year-old watch.

Ochs & Junior make serious quality timepieces for not-fucking-around money. They don't do exhibition casebacks because they aren't barbarians. Their cases come in steel and sterling silver because fuck you who do you think you are the Raja? And they'll paint it up as dumbly as you want because it's your watch and considering Ulysse Nardin's deep lean into porno watches they probably understand quite well that there's no accounting for taste.

About two years back Ochs & Junior came out with the one I want. No, I can't afford it.

c_hawkthorne  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    They don't do exhibition casebacks because they aren't barbarians.

Exhibition casebacks showcase the engineering and art that goes into watchmaking rather than hiding it. Yeah it can be gaudy sometimes and non-exhibition caseback watches are thinner, sturdier, and more anti-magnetic than those with the exhibition caseback but I tend to prefer them.

kleinbl00  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't disagree.

Ludwig Oechslin does tho. ;-)

c_hawkthorne  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been dicking around on the customizer some more because I apparently have nothing better to do. At least on the prepetual calendar, they have Yves Klein Blue as a color choice.

Also that one you want. Holy engineering that's ludicrous.

kleinbl00  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It should not surprise you that I had one configured and priced before the initial announcement was a day old.