Born 1973, re-born 2023. Ollech & Wajs was among the first companies to introduce integrated-bracelet sports models in the early 70s. Most notable of these was the OW Ref.8000 – a sleek and angular TV-dial chronograph with a stunning ‘Havana brown fumé’ dial.
To mark the 50th anniversary of this pivotal watch, we created a new model, which both epitomises and contemporises the character of the OW Ref.8000
The chronologically named OW 8001 has a brutalist, brushed stainless steel tonneau case, which flows seamlessly into an integrated, brushed, oyster-style bracelet, engineered for extreme durability and modelled closely on the original.
- Swiss made
- Soprod Newton P092 Automatic
- 300 m / 30ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39.5 mm
- Three-year warranty
- Free worldwide delivery (includes taxes, customs duties)
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What elevates the OW 8001 to a class all of its own among modern-day sports watches lies beyond its tough exterior. Inside the watch is a Soprod Newton Precision P092 – a bespoke automatic, date-only calendar movement that has 23 jewels and a 44-hour power reserve. The Soprod Newton P092 movement is independently tested for dependability and durability at the internationally renowned Laboratoire Dubois in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and has additionally been awarded a Chronofiable® certification.
The OW 8001 represents harmonious coalescence of durability, utility, precision, comfort and style, making it versatile enough to wear with a wetsuit or a linen suit.
As has become a new OW tradition, the first 56 will be numbered-crown editions. To secure your place on the reserve list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your full name, postal address, phone number and email address.
39.5 mm X 12.7 mm
Brushed 316L stainless steel tonneau style, screwed bottom, screwed crown, fixed steel bezel; made in the Swiss Jura
Fixed bezel with a combination of numeric and round markers in Super-LumiNova® at 5-minute intervals
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Double-lacquered ‘Havana fumé’ dial; baton hands and indexes in Super-LumiNova®, with date window at 6 o’clock
Automatic, COSC-certified, bespoke Soprod Newton Precision P092; date-only calendar, with semi instantaneous changes and quick adjustment using the crown; stop seconds; 4Hz 28,800 vibrations per
hour; 23 jewels; 44-hour power reserve. The Soprod Newton P092 movement is also independently tested for dependability and durability at the internationally renowned Laboratoire Dubois in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and has additionally been awarded a Chronofiable® certification.
+/-3 seconds per day, adjusted in five positions
Integrated brushed oyster-style bracelet, engineered for comfort and stability and extreme durability. The bracelet is finished with sturdy milled, engraved clasp, extendable up to 22 mm, and a double pusher release system for extra security against accidental opening.
Over 75% Swiss Made*
Please note that the stainless steel bracelet should always be adjusted by a competent watchmaker.
*Swiss made percentage is calculated according to Swiss regulations and may vary, depending on the exact configuration of the watch. This percentage does not include straps or packaging.
“Launches like this prove that Ollech & Wajs is among the most underrated watch brands of the current era”
"A TIMELESS REBIRTH OF SPORTING ELEGANCE"
"A distinctly tougher, more tool-watch-worthy take on an integrated sports watch"
Designed in Zurich, and individually assembled and adjusted by hand in Haute-Sorne in the Swiss Jura
In keeping with the traditions of Ollech & Wajs, every watch undergoes more than a dozen operations and is inspected at regular stages of assembly – a rigorous, multistep quality-control process to ensure that it is perfectly finished
Our watches are powered by independently tested movements from respected manufacturers – ETA 2824-2, Valjoux 7753 and Soprod Newton P092