The Ollech & Wajs Navichron Diving Chronograph

Ollech & Wajs may be a specialty brand that isn’t known by a more extensive crowd, it is one that has acquired a specific renowned among prepared gatherers and expert watches enthusiasts. Practically torpid for quite a long while, the brand has as of late been relaunched by a trusted and committed gatherer, who chose to keep the first “tool watch” soul alive, as seen with the debut assortment . Roused by a long queue of OW sports chronographs, and named after one of the brand’s most cherished watches of the 1960s time, meet the new Ollech & Wajs Navichron, a powerful jumping chronograph. 

As with different watches presented by the brand as of late, for example, the super strong C-1000 or the pilot-enlivened OW P-104 , the new Navichron is certainly not a legitimate re-issue of a vintage model however a watch that takes motivation from a portion of the highlights found in 1950s and 1960s assortments. In that capacity, the base utilized for this plunging chronograph is equivalent to all past present day OW watches, with the expansion, obviously, of a chronograph work. Ollech & Wajs has a long practice of looks for men of activity – jumpers, hustling drivers, professionals, pilots, engineers or athletes – and their chronographs have frequently been blending details and highlights to be similarly acceptable noticeable all around, on land and under the ocean. The new Navichron remains consistent with this reputation.

The case depends on similar plan and engineering as past assortments, with a tough, straightforward style. Completely brushed, sensible measured and made to oppose to activity, it has been refreshed here to meet with the prerequisites of a chronograph. In the event that the stature is now near 17mm (the combination of a solid water-obstruction and a programmed chrono…), the measurement, however, stays as before at 39.56mm, genuinely compact for a cutting edge instrument watch. The case, with a semi-domed sapphire precious stone, includes a screw-down crown and caseback, just as pushers with four gaskets, for a strong 500m water-resistance.

An fascinating component that has been straightforwardly taken from the past Navichron is the bezel, which highlights not one but rather two scales. First are exemplary 12-hour markers to show a subsequent time-region if fundamental. Additionally, the principal third of the bezel is utilized as a 20-minute scale, which can be utilized to time the important security quits during a climb – affirming the plunging livelihood of the watch. The dial holds the style presented with the new assortments, which means a dull dim base, cream-shaded Super-LumiNova on hands and markers and a differentiating sub-dials for a vintagey panda-style. A date is situated at 6 o’clock.

Inside the case is a development that has a demonstrated history, the pervasive Valjoux 7753, following a long practice of Valjoux chronograph developments utilized in most Ollech and Wajs watches. The programmed cam-switch chronograph runs at a 4Hz recurrence and stockpiles to 54 hours of energy. The development is dismantled to eliminate the hours counter and then reassembled, directed, and accuracy and power tried in five positions. It includes a devoted OW machined rotor.

The Ollech & Wajs Navichron Chronograph is accessible on either on a punctured brown calfskin tie or on a brushed dab of rice treated steel wristband. Each model is at first restricted to 56 numbered pieces, with conveyances expected in late March 2021. It will be valued at CHF 1,956 on calfskin tie and CHF 2,096 on steel bracelet.

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