Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Rallychron

From Ollech & Wajs -

Courtesy of Ollech & Wajs

Editor's Note - James Henderson is the North American Representative for Ollech & Wajs.

This is the latest offering from Ollech & Wajs - the Rallychron.

Courtesy of Ollech & Wajs

This new chronograph is of stainless steel, measuring 39.5 mm in diameter.

The movement is Valjoux's 7753 automatic. 

As I am the North American representative, I am providing you with the facts straight from Geneva, no added commentary from yours' truly ; )

The OW Rallychron is a love letter to the golden era of motor racing and the legendary circuits that bore witness to the most memorable moments in the sport’s history. One of the defining features of this era was the sheer diversity of racing circuits and the challenges they presented. From the fast and flowing tracks like Monza and Spa-Francorchamps to the tight and twisty streets of Monaco, each circuit demanded different skills from drivers and teams. The bezel of the Rallychron features hypothetical historic ‘perfect lap’ times for 11 of the world’s most iconic race tracks. It also bares the characteristics of Ollech & Wajs classic competition chronographs and rally timers from the 60s and 70s.



39.5 mm × 15.3 mm


Brushed 316L stainless steel heritage-type chronograph case, screwed back, screw-down crown, twin pushers with 4 gaskets

Date adjusted by special diving pusher at 10 o’clock


Black PVD-coated rotating, unidirectional bezel with 11 perfect lap times and tachymetric scale


Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment


Chequered baton hands with white Super-LumiNova®

Seconds register, 30-minute timer and 12-hour totaliser

Both the main chronograph hand and 30-minute timer hand are tipped with Orange Super-LumiNova®, for maximum visibility.

Water resistance

300 m / 30ATM


Automatic Valjoux 7753 chronograph OW PRECISION 5, position adjusted, 27 jewels

28,800 bph, with a power reserve of +/- 54 hours

Mainplate: engraved Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956 and OW-machined rotor


20 mm black leather racing-style strap, with natural tan underside, handmade in Italy and finished in Switzerland; with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’

M-Heritage bracelet (optional)

20 mm medium gauge, stainless steel mesh bracelet, hand-brushed, reinforced ends, with an OW-engraved thorn buckle


Handmade in the Swiss Jura

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