Joseph Ollech and Albert Wajs chose early on to use specially commissioned fine mechanical movements from ETA and Valjoux. This tradition lives on through our newly modified ETA 2824 movement. After an initial quality control to ensure its accuracy, it is meticulously taken apart and its mainplate is engraved with the OW logo. But most of all, this allows the addition of a new and exclusive rotor, machined and decorated in the Swiss Jura. Each movement is then carefully adjusted in 5 positions, twice, to meet the standards of the finest Swiss workshops.
After multiple blueprints, tests and prototypes. Its robust 39.56 mm stainless steel case has been stamped, machined and satin brushed in the Swiss Jura by expert hands. Its screw-on crown and case-back guarantee water-resistance to 300M, and its sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel insert are scratch-proof. It’s the OW P-101.
Inspired by the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, the P-104 is a worthy heir to the Selectron line of aviator watches produced by Ollech&Wajs. Designed to help both military and commercial pilots in a pre-electronic era, its unobtrusive and sober circular slide rule enables them to measure speed and distances to calculate flight time or fuel consumption.
Based on a cockpit’s control panels for maximum readability it associates oversized indexes with a stylish black and white minute hand. Regulated by hand in our factory, its robust ETA 2824-2 OW3 mechanical movement makes the P-104 an ideal navigation tool for high-flying pilots and mavericks alike. Like all OW watches, it is handcrafted and assembled in the Swiss Jura and lives up to its high-standards.
Water-resistant to a depth of 300M, it is equipped with a sapphire crystal and SuperLuminova hands and indexes. It is guaranteed 3 years against any manufacturing defect. It will be available early 2019, on OW’s eShop, at 1056.- CHF. Soon to be distributed through a network of certified watchmakers, currently in preparation.
Its name is a direct homage to the MC Donnell F-101, the very first fighter jet in service capable of exceeding 1,000 mph, setting a world-record in 1956. Inspired by military style watches, its design is both uncluttered and perfectly functional, paying tribute to the thousands of soldiers and officers who favoured an OW as a reliable tool for survival during their time in Vietnam. Resolutely faithful to the classical principles of the early OW models, it is crafted with well-balanced proportions, pronounced lugs, an extra size crown and semi-domed glass.
For its beating heart, we have chosen a robust mechanical movement, the ETA 2824-2 OW3, carefully regulated by hand and designed to withstand the test of time and passing fads. Handcrafted and assembled in the Swiss Jura, like all OW watches, it lives up to a tradition of authenticity. Water-resistant to a depth of 300M, it is equipped with a sapphire crystal, and Super-Luminova hands and indexes. Guaranteed 3 years against any manufacturing defect.
It will be available early 2019, on OW’s eShop, at CHF 956. Soon to be distributed through a network of certified watchmakers, currently in preparation.
The dial of the OW P-101 is directly inspired by those of the first Ollech & Wajs watches. The simplicity of its « baton » hands and indexes gives it an excellent visibility, by day or by night, thanks to luminescent applications in Super-LumiNova.
Equipped with a bi-directional 12H bezel that allows immediate reading of a second time zone, the P-101 is the ideal companion for long-haul pilots.