Ludwig Oechslin

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Ludwig Oechslin (born February 10, 1952 in Gabicce Mare , Italy ) is a watch designer and was director of the International Watch Museum (musée international d'horlogerie) in La Chaux-de-Fonds from 2001 to 2014 .

He studied classical studies at the University of Basel . In 1983 he received his doctorate , parallel to his studies he made an apprenticeship as a watchmaker and graduated in 1984 as a watchmaker rhabilleur . In 1993 he passed the examination to become a Swiss certified master watchmaker. In 1995 the habilitation followed .

He supervised and organized various exhibitions, including about Philipp Matthäus Hahn from 1984 to 1990 in Stuttgart . In addition, he studied and preserved technical artifacts such as the Farnesian clock and 40 clocks of the priest mechanics . He worked as a watchmaker (designs and project management) for a number of companies, including Ulysse Nardin . Under his direction, Ulysse Nardin created the Freak revolving clock and a trilogy of clocks that displayed the position of some stars. He was also in charge of the large astronomical Türler clock and the MIH watch for the Musée international d'horlogerie (MIH) . There is also a reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism by Ludwig Oechslin .

In 2009 Ludwig Oechslin founded his own watch brand. Timepieces with moon phase displays and innovative time zone and spiral date displays are developed under the name Ochs und Junior .

In 1998, Oechslin received the recognition award of the City of Lucerne's Art and Culture Prize .

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  3. Thomas Weibel : That was the computer of the ancient Greeks . In: Sunday , August 7, 2011 ( PDF ).