ochs und junior line Collection Gets New Moon Phase Complication

The industrial designs of ochs und junior watches have an immense impact allowed by their near brutalistic design codes, but the sheer simplicity of their approach to complications is what really draws us in. Their perpetual calendar being the penultimate example, requiring just 9 new components within the movement to operate. Ochs und junior are bringing this level of thinking to their line collection, which we’ve covered since its inception, with the introduction of a new moonphase capable of remaining accurate for 3,478.27 years before being off by a single day. In true ochs und junior fashion, they’ve accomplished this with the addition of just 5 additional parts to the ETA 2824-2 movement. 

The new line watch is called the moon phase / selene, and it brings the moon to the dial in a unique manner, as you may have guessed when it comes to ochs und junior. There is a large moon phase aperture cut through through the bottom portion of the dial, with a monochromatic representation of the moon at opposing ends of a rotating disc. Dots underneath the dial represent each day, and each phase that the moon passes through. The remainder of the dial is rendered almost entirely in ochs blue, creating a rather serene experience of the romantic complication, save for the silver hour markers at each even hour.


The total aesthetic here is classic ochs und junior, with minimal representation of the core components, and an untouched, raw experience of the materials at use. The two part case is constructed from grade 5 titanium, with a uniform satin finish extending to the truncated lugs. The case is being offered in both 42 and 39mm sizing, as we’ve become accustomed to from ochs und junior. 

This expression of the moon phase is uniquely ochs und junior, and in taking the time to understand the manner in which it’s been implemented imparts a new appreciation for the complication as a whole. The design is striking and straightforward which when paired with the two part case with short lug implementation, results in what may likely be a polarizing design, which is exactly what watches such as this need. 

The ochs und junior line moon phase / selene is available to order now directly from the brand with lead times around 12 to 16 weeks. Just 50 of these watches will be produced each year, and being a part of the line collection, it is not customizable. Pricing is set at CHF 5,500. ochs und junior

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Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent his professional life covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seiko to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.