OW C-1000 Acier

With the burgeoning popularity of scuba diving in the 1960s, watchmakers were no longer measured by seconds and minutes alone, but by feet and metres. A dive watch that could safely function at 300 m (984 ft) was an incredible accomplishment that still eluded most major brands. However, testing had begun on a watch capable of going deeper than anybody had ever thought possible. In 1964 the Ollech & Wajs Precision ‘Caribbean 1000’ achieved a certified record-shattering depth rating of 1,000 m (3,300 ft), earning it a place in dive-watch folklore. Ollech & Wajs honour this iconic watch with the OW C-1000 S — the modern incarnation of the Caribbean 1000.


- Swiss made
- ETA 2824-2 Automatic
- 1,000 m / 100ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39 mm
- Three-year warranty
-  Free worldwide delivery (includes taxes, customs duties)

 

A product of modern Swiss watchmaking, the OW  C-1000 is powered by a robust, modified ETA 2824-2 OW5P, adjusted in five positions. The movement’s mainplate is engraved with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’ and fitted with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram. The movement is housed in a 39.56 mm, 316L stainless steel, 1,000 m water-resistant case, which is stamped, machined and brushed in Jura, Switzerland. The OW C-1000 S is also equipped with a reinforced case back, an extra-strong, domed sapphire crystal and a special quadruple gaskets screw-down crown. The watch has a stainless steel rotating bezel with a mineral insert to measure dive times, and Super-LumiNova®-covered indexes and hands for extra readability when diving to extreme depths.

The OW S-type Mark II beads-of-rice, stainless steel bracelet of the OW C-1000 S was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s Precision line, including the legendary Caribbean 1000. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed, assembled and screwed by hand. This process prevents the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet’s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening while remaining easy to handle for divers.

The OW C-1000 comes on a choice of two straps:

In honour of the ocean and Arctic explorers who wore the Caribbean 1000, there is the ever-popular rubber Expedition strap. Made from premium-quality, toxin- free rubber it is soft to the touch and adheres perfectly to the wrist. Its insulative properties help it remain flexible at low temperatures, ensuring comfort during cold-water diving. It is also abrasion-, distortion-, heat- and oil-resistant. Embossed onto the smooth, matt-black outer surface is a centimetres and inches rule and a 1:25000 cartographic scale. On the reverse is the Morse code alphabet and a metres, yards and feet conversion table. Manufactured by an artisanal Italian rubber specialist, with 40 years’ experience in strap development; and hand-finished in Switzerland; it with two brushed stainless steel keepers and a thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’. This strap does more than just hold your watch in place — it helps you calculate, translate and navigate.

Alternatively, a premium-quality, highly durable and water-resistant black nylon RAF style band, hand-finished with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

Just as the OW Caribbean 1000 expeditioned to the North Pole and was worn by record-breaking skin divers and elite deep-water commercial divers, the C-1000 continues its legacy and serves a new generation of elite professionals and sportspeople.

 

1.800,00 €

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OW Ocean Graph

The OW Ocean Graph is a tribute to the 1968 Ollech & Wajs Ocean Graph and all the dive watches that formed the highly respected ‘Precision’ line. These watches were equipped with patented decompression bezels – an essential instrument for the safety of any diver venturing into deep water. The colour scheme of the modern-day OW Ocean Graph and its bold triangular markers are inspired by distinctive graphic elements from historic OW references.

- Swiss made
- ETA 2824-2 Automatic
- 1,000 m / 100ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39 mm
- Three-year warranty

 

The OW Ocean Graph is the product of modern Swiss watchmaking. It is powered by a robust, modified ETA 2824-2 OW5P, adjusted in five positions. The movement’s mainplate is engraved with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’ and fitted with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram. The movement is housed in a 39.56 mm-diameter 316L stainless steel case, stamped, machined and brushed in the Swiss Jura.

The OW Ocean Graph is a compact diving watch, with an extreme water resistance of 1,000 m, tested under a pressure of 120ATM. Its water tightness is ensured by a reinforced case back, a double-thickness case, a 5.6 mm-thick, extra-strong, domed sapphire crystal, and a special screw-down crown with four gaskets. Like the Ocean Graph of old, it is equipped with a decompression bezel, allowing divers to calculate safe ascent times.* Its indexes and hands are oversized and covered with orange Super-LumiNova®, for increased readability in low-visibility conditions, above and below the surface.

The OW Ocean Graph S version comes on the OW S-type Mark II beads-of-rice, stainless steel bracelet. This bracelet was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed, assembled and screwed by hand. This process prevents the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet‘s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening, while remaining easy to handle for divers.

The OW Ocean Graph comes on a 20 mm, hand-crafted, premium-quality blue Perlon one-pice RAF style band. Woven exclusively for OW, using premium-quality, lightweight braided nylon, which is highly water, saline and oil-resistant, the band offers a tactile blend of comfort and durability and is finished with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

 

* The decompression bezel of the new OW Ocean Graph has three concentric zones. The most central zone indicates the elapsed dive time, from 0 to 60 minutes (A). It also contains indications for the maximum depth of the dive, carried out in metres (B). In the intermediate zone are marked the dive times (C) for which decompression will be necessary, according to the depth indicated in the most central zone (B). The outermost zone of the bezel indicates the decompression times, in minutes (D), that the diver must respect at a depth of 3 m, calculated according to the depth (B) and total duration of the dive (A).

1.755,00 €

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OW P-104

The OW P-104 descends from an era when aviators, engineers and navigators relied on their watches to help them make complex calculations on the ground and in the air. It’s not based on a single OW reference but inspired by an assemblage of pilot’s slide-rule watches made by Ollech & Wajs in the 1960s and 70s. Designed with today’s military and commercial pilots in mind, the P-104 S is equipped with a circular slide rule to determine differential speed, distance, range and other data.

- Swiss made
- ETA 2824-2 Automatic
- 300 m / 30ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39 mm
- Three-year warranty
-  Free worldwide delivery (includes taxes, customs duties)


The dial configuration and design resonate with cockpit control panels, oversized indexes and chequered hands are applied with orange Super-LumiNova® for maximum readability.

Its robust mechanical movement ETA 2824-2 OW3, adjusted in five positions, makes the P-104 a reliable navigation tool for high-flying pilots. The movement’s mainplate is engraved with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’ and fitted with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram.

In keeping with Ollech & Wajs’s long-held reputation for extreme water resistance, the P-104 boasts a depth rating of 300 m / 30ATM – impressive for a dive watch, let alone a pilot’s watch. The watch is assembled and adjusted in Haute-Sorne in the Swiss Jura, at the historic workshop that has served OW for over 60 years.

The P-104 S comes on the OW S-type Mark II beads-of-rice, stainless steel bracelet. This bracelet was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed and screwed together by hand. This process prevents the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet’s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening.

The P-104 is presented on a premium-quality, highly durable and water-resistant RAF regimental-style nylon band. Alternatively there is a 20 mm-wide Italian black leather and natural linen strap, lined with a soft tan underside and debossed with the OW marque. Both strap and band are hand-finished in Switzerland with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

1.210,00 €

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OW Navichron

One of OW’s best-known specialty chronographs, the Navichron line has long been a favourite of professionals and sportsmen around the world. When first introduced in the late1960s, it became an instant hit with pilots, sailors, soldiers, engineers and world travellers. As one of the first dual-pusher chronographs water-resistant to 200 m, it was also adopted by skin divers and frogmen.

- Swiss made
- Valjoux 7753 Automatic
- 500 m / 50ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39 mm
- Three-year warranty
-  Free worldwide delivery (includes taxes, customs duties)


Today’s OW Navichron is powered by a Valjoux 7753-based two-counter chronograph. It follows a long tradition of Valjoux chronographs, with highly regarded historical references such as the V72, V92, V7730, V7733 and V7750. OW has devised its own Precision rating, reserved for movements of only the highest quality. We start with a Valjoux 7753, with a brutalist matte finish, which we then reassemble with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram. We engrave the mainplate with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’, before removing the hours counter. We then reassemble the watch, regulate it and test its precision in five positions as well as its duration.

The OW Navichron retains a 12-hour sliding bezel, enabling travellers to determine time across different zones. It is also a highly capable professional diving watch and, as with the inaugural 1967 Navichron, has a 20-minute diving scale on the bezel. It has a specially reinforced case; extra-thick sapphire glass; and unique four-gasket pushers, capable of withstanding over 50ATM of pressure. Its markers and hands feature Super-LumiNova®, ensuring maximum visibility in all conditions, above and below the surface.

The OW NAVICHRON S is presented on the OW S-type Mark II bracelet, inspired by those found on many Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed, assembled and screwed by hand. This process prevents the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet’s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening.

The OW NAVICHRON comes on an aged, natural leather and linen vintage, racing-style strap, handmade by one of Italy’s finest tanneries. The luxury strap is completed with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

2.170,00 €

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OW P-101

The OW P-101 exemplifies the rugged, utilitarian design that has characterised Ollech & Wajs watches for over seven decades. It is functional, legible and durable – all the attributes that made OW watches so popular with pilots and skin divers, and with thousands of US military personnel during the Vietnam conflict.

The OW P-101, military in essence, takes design elements from multiple references made between 1960 and 1970 — OW’s most prolific period of production.

- Swiss made
- ETA 2824-2 Automatic
- 300 m / 30ATM
- Diameter (excluding crown) 39 mm
- Three-year warranty
-  Free worldwide delivery (includes taxes, customs duties)


The  P-101’s  bi-direction, 12-hour friction bezel is a throwback to one of OW’s best-known combat watches, the ref. 105. Its elongated lugs and oversized crown can be evidenced on several historic models from OW’s back catalogue. The tritium-tone Super-LumiNova® indexes – baton hands under a semi-domed sapphire glass wall – evoke a bygone era of watchmaking.

The P-101’s robust mechanical movement ETA 2824-2 OW3, adjusted in five positions, ensures it can be relied on to perform consistently in the most critical of moments. The movement’s mainplate is engraved with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’ and fitted with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram.

In keeping with all Ollech & Wajs Vietnam-era military and dive watches, the P-101 is extremely water-resistant, with a 300 m / 30ATM depth rating. The watch is assembled and adjusted in Haute-Sorne in the Swiss Jura, at the historic workshop that has served OW for over 60 years.

The P-101 S comes on the OW S-type Mark II beads-of-rice, stainless steel bracelet. This bracelet was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed and screwed together by hand. This process prevents the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet’s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening.

The P-101 comes on a 20 mm-wide Italian Cognac leather and natural linen strap, unpolished to give it a soft, tactile, vintage feel. Alternatively there is a 20 mm-wide Italian black leather and natural linen strap, lined with a soft tan underside and debossed with the OW marque. Both straps are hand-finished in Switzerland with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

The P-101 pays tribute to the thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen who placed their trust in OW watches when their survival might have depended on it. You can be confident it will not let you down when you need it most.

1.114,00 €

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