After seeing the extreme contortions that many watchmakers go through in order to create unique and legible travel watches, we always welcome new, innovative designs. And the rather bluntly named two time zones + date watch from Ochs und Junior is a breath of fresh air.
This supremely wearable 42mm watch employs a design that is brilliant in its uniqueness. The watch features the date on the far outside, in the form of 31 circles. Then there are the hour and minute hands. The tip of the uniquely shaped hour hand shows the first time zone, while its window-like body frames the hour numeral of the second time zone. Of course, the numbered inner disk at the center can be adjusted to reflect the time in any part of the world. The watch also discreetly displays the second at 6 o’clock and the power reserve at 12 o’clock.
The watch features a regulated Ulysse Nardin UN-118 automatic movement with a 60-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal, and 100 meters of water resistance with screw down crown.
Ochs und Junior carries this simplicity of design to all aspects of this striking watch, including the material. The watch comes in PVD titanium with rose gold accents (featuring just the bare metals with no added paint) and black PVD titanium in black on black or black on white. (Ochs und Junior also states that the watch can come in sterling silver or other materials upon request.)