The OW M-110, a tactical tool watch that draws on over 60 years of military expertise, now comes fitted to a unique “infantry green” dual-ply fabric strap.
The strap is crafted from reclaimed, military-grade double twill hemp canvas, procured directly from the Swiss Army’s unused surplus supply. This highly durable material, more durable and lightweight than cotton, was originally intended for a variety of military applications such as the legendary Swiss Army Pioneer backpacks and all-weather skins for vehicles. Manufactured in the mid-50s, around the same time as Ollech & Wajs was founded, it was made to last 100 years in the field. So, despite already being over 60 years old, it has plenty of fight left in it yet.
The heavy-duty two-tone fabric is lined for comfort with 100% natural soft leather, sourced and hand-stitched in Italy. The straight-cut edge of the strap is designed to fray subtly with everyday wear to give it extra vintage character. It is finished with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed OWZ 1956. An exclusive opportunity to own and wear a watch with history woven into it. Quite literally. The Armée suisse strap is not the first time Ollech & Wajs has upcycled vintage materials. Last month it released the Limited Edition 56 M, a watch made primarily from vintage new old stock parts from the Ollech & Wajs inventory.
The OW M-110 AS (Armée suisse) is priced at $1,610 and is available now and for as long as stock lasts, here.
OW M-110 AS
39.56 mm X 12.5 mm and 45.7 mm lug to lug.
Brushed 316L stainless steel, screwed bottom, screwed crown, rotating steel bezel; Made in the Swiss Jura
360-degree compass bezel with Super-LumiNova® cardinal direction markers and an angle scale.
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Hands, indexes and radio silence periods in Super-LumiNova®
Automatic 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 independently tested for dependability and durability at the internationally renowned Laboratoire Dubois in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and has been awarded a Chronofiable® certification.
+/-7 seconds per day, adjusted in five positions (equivalent of ETA Elaborate)
20 mm military grade double twill hemp canvas, upcycled from the Swiss Army’s unused surplus supply. Lined with 100% natural soft leather, sourced and hand stitched in Italy. It is finished with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed OWZ 1956.
Over 90% Swiss Made.
Photo by Ollech & Wajs.