In its brief existence, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) awards in homage to passion and talent have already managed to reward some of the greatest personalities in the world of watches for their “passion” and “talent.” In 2016, the awards deservedly went to Ludwig Oechslin and François-Paul Journe.
Sometimes, searching for simplicity is the hardest route to take, especially when complexity arising from simplicity is the goal.
But some people like a challenge.
Ludwig Oechslin’s challenge to himself has resulted in one of the simplest perpetual calendar mechanisms in existence in the new Ochs und Junior Perpetual Calendar. And you’ll love its minimalist look, too.
I am a passionate watch enthusiast and have been for years, as well as a watch collector (as far as my budget allows).
I have experienced the joy of getting a watch precisely to my liking in a simple, reductionist philosophy with a comparatively pedestrian movement – but including a very interesting complication and aesthetic.
It makes me happy every time I strap it on or look at it. Here is my experience in designing my own watch with Ochs und Junior.
Waxing poetically about moon phases has gotten me excited to take a trip through certain “phases” of engineering excellence to discuss the most accurate moon phase complications in a wristwatch today. Here we bring you the eight most accurate moon phases fitted into a wristwatch. These are examples that far exceed the norm when it comes to engineering, precision, and finely toothed gears. Join us on this odyssey through space and time.