Most watches with perpetual calendar displays pride themselves on being complicated. Not the Ochs Und Junior Perpetual Calendar. Instead, the timepiece simplifies both the date display and the mechanism behind it, allowing it to tell the date accurately without making it harder to read the time.
Designed to tell time in a straightforward manner, it comes with a conventional analog face to tell time – you know, an hour hand, a minute hand, and six markers. Except, it uses discs in the middle and dots around the perimeter to help you easily read the date, too.
The Ochs Und Junior Perpetual Calendar comes with 31 dots around the outer end of the dial, with one turning into an orange color to indicate the current day of the month. A large dial at the center comes with four perforations that point to the current month (one o’clock refers to January and nine o’clock indicates September), with one of the perforations turning orange whenever it’s a leap year. A small spinning disc above the six o’ clock position indicates the seconds, while a similarly-sized disc under 12 o’clock shows the power reserve (it points to 12 o’clock when full and rotates clockwise).
The perpetual calendar, by the way, is comprised of just nine additional parts and can be set easily both forwards and backwards from just a single crown. Features include a 42mm grade 5 titanium case, patina dial, platinum PT950 hands, and a handmade leather strap.
Available now, the Och Und Junior Perpetual Calendar Watch is priced at $20,600.