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Ollech & Wajs

Navichron SOW1009

£1,800.00

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* Named after a long line of OW specialty chronographs, the Navichron is well suited to the conditions facing professionals and sportsmen around the world. A Valjoux 7753 based two-counter chronograph with a 12-hour sliding bezel, enabling travelers to determine time across different zones. But it is also a professional diving watch, its specially reinforced case, extra-thick sapphire glass, and unique 4 gasket pushers capable of withstanding over 50 atm of pressure, as well as markings for diving times on its bezel. Its baton style markers and hands feature Super-LumiNova®, to ensure maximum visibility in all conditions.  

 

* The Navichron's movement pursues a long tradition of Valjoux chronographs, with historical references such as the V72, V92, V7730, V7733, and V7750. OW has devised its own PRECISION quality rating, which start with a Valjoux 7753 with top grade "perlé" finish, which is then dismantled, after which the mainplate is engraved with the OW branding, before removing the hours counter. The movement is then reassembled, regulated and then tested in 5 positions.

 

* The bracelet of the OW C-1000 was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed, assembled and screwed by hand. This process prevents from the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets. It ensures both longevity to the bracelet and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet's double lock deployant clasp prevents any accidental opening.

 

Movement: Valjoux 7753 Automatic Chronograph with Date

Case Dimensions: 39.5mm x 16.8mm x 49.5mm, Stainless Steel

Dial: Black with White Sub-Dials and Luminescent Hands and Indexes

Glass: Semi-Domed Sapphire Crystal

Bracelet: 20mm, Beads of Rice on Fold Clasp

Water Resistance: 50 ATM

Reference: OW NAVICHRON S

The Re-Birth of Ollech & Wajs.

The name Ollech & Wajs began in 1956, when Zurich resident Albert Wajs decided to partner with his friend Joseph Ollech and open a luxury watch shop, initially retailing Breitling and Omega before launching their own brand: Ollech & Wajs Zürich.

By the 1960s the Ollech & Wajs range consisted of men's chronographs, diving watches (in particular the Caribbean 1000, which was, as its name suggested, the first 1000m water resistant diving watch), military watches, much appreciated by American soldiers who ordered OWs for entire battalions during the Vietnam war and also pilot’s watches, which the French Air Force commissioned for active use. 

Ollech & Wajs, now under new ownership have returned to the company's heyday and strive to manufacturer high quality, Swiss made sports watches with a nod to the classic designs of their 60s predecessors. All OW watches have a 90% Swiss made origin and are designed at their headquarters: Ollech & Wajs Precision A.G. on Bergstrasse in Zurich and then individually assembled and adjusted in Haute-Sorne, in the Swiss Jura.