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Ollech & Wajs has just announced the release of their highly anticipated diving chronograph model, the Navichron, named so after a long line of OW specialty chronographs. 

The new Navichron has been designed as the consummate sports chronograph; well suited to the elements and more than capable handling the rigors of daily life as seen by aquatic sportsmen. 

It boasts a Valjoux based two counter chronograph with a 12-hour sliding bezel, enabling travelers to determine time across different zones.

However at its core it is a professional diver’s watch equipped with a specially reinforced Stainless steel case, an extra-thick Sapphire crystal, and unique quadruple-gasket pushers capable of withstanding over 50 atm of pressure, as well as a diver’s bezel. 

Its dial is with baton style markers and hands featuring SuperLumiva to ensure maximum visibility in all lighting conditions.

Historically, the Navichron's movements follow a long tradition of Valjoux chronographs, with historic references such as the V72, V92, V7730, V7733, and V7750. 

OW has devised its own PRECISION quality rating, where they start with a Valjoux 7753 with top quality "perlé" finish, which they then dismantle, after which they engrave the main-plate with the OW mark marque, before removing the hour counter. They then reassemble, regulate and test its precision in 5 positions as well as its duration - only after which can their movement be installed in an OW Navichron

OW will be producing a limited production series of 56 numbered OW Navichron and 56 numbered OW Navichron S in 2021. 

They are opening a reservation list for anyone who intends to purchase an OW Navichron on its official release day. 

To get on the reserve list, you need only send OW an email at shop@ow-watch.ch along with your full name, postal address, phone number and email address. Once the OW Navichron is available, they will send you a link to complete your purchase from their website. 

The Navichron from Ollech & Wajs has a list price in Switzerland of 1’956CHF.

Dimensions: 39.56 mm X 16.8mm 

Case: brushed 316L stainless steel, screwed back, screw-down crown, twin pushers with 4 gaskets, 12H/20 mn rotating bezel, manufactured in Jura, Switzerland. 

Glass: semi-domed sapphire with anti-glare treatment 

Dial: hands and indexes in Super-LumiNova® 

Water-resistance: 500m/ 50atm 

Movement: modified automatic Valjoux 7753 OW PRECISION 5 position adjusted, 27 Jewels. 28,800 bph, with a power reserve of +/- 54 h. Mainplate engraved Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956, and OW machined rotor. 

Straps: - 20mm natural leather and linen / 20mm 316L stainless steel beads of rice S-Type Mark II


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