Lucerne-based watchmaker, Ochs and Junior, has unveiled a lighter version of their Annual Calendar. Significantly lighter.
The new Annual Calendar LIGHT weighs just 39.97 grams for the 39 mm version and 42.94 grams for the 42 mm model. Compared to 61.99 grams and 70.83 grams, for the previous Annual Calendars, this represents a decrease of -43.2% and -42.02%, respectively.
Like its predecessor, the case is still made in lightweight grade 5 titanium. The weight reduction was thus achieved, not by a new case material, but by three specific measures. 1- Every gram of material not necessary for the strength and stability of the case is milled away. 2- The dial, calendar function, and hands are manufactured out of the light-weight aluminum alloy Al Mg Si 1. 3- A newly-designed kevlar strap and carbon fiber buckle.
The result is a watch that offers the same dimensions and features but wears more comfortably thanks to an even more lightweight construction.
Check out the detailed release at Ochs and Junior.