Independent designer Oliver Gallaugher presents Deep Space, the debut creation of his own watch brand O.G.
Oliver Gallaugher is a 32 year old, independent and self-taught designer from Bristol, England. Thanks to the unconventional and enterprising spirit in his family and his passion for watches, Oliver has succeeded to develop his own watch brand.
The brand works with artisans around the world to create neo vintage and avant-garde watches in small series, with their own unique themes. The debut model is Deep Space, proposed in a limited edition of just 10 pieces.
The GUY-1 is the first O.G movement, named after the founder’s grandfather Guy, who was an inventor and engineer. Based on the Swiss Unitas 6498, this calibre was built and assembled by Glashütte based DK Precision Mechanics, with major visual and functional improvements.
This hand-wound calibre features a re-modelled mainplate and new bridges including an independent escapement bridge which is decorated with gold perlage, Geneva stripes, polished chamfers and jewel countersinks.
Other highlights include mirror polishing on its steel screws, swan-neck regulator, Glashütte rachet-click system, screwed balance wheel, crescent-shaped anchor bridge, side-screw mounted dial and a decorated gear train with diamond-bevelled centre wheel.
To maintain a homogeneous design, every detail of the Deep Space watch has been carefully considered. For purity and simplicity, only the hours and minutes are displayed under a floating chapter ring which is printed on the underside of the front sapphire. This is to add depth and focus to the dial, as each one is special, with its stars engraved by hand.
Diagonally brushed and then specially coated, light is reflected like a shower of shooting stars across its surface when tilted, flashing different shades of dark and light. The logo is pad printed in gold over multiple layers.
The geometrical hour and minute hands are made in a two-piece construction from titanium and steel, creating a clean contrast between the 0.1mm chamfered, sandblasted bodies and tips.
Made of 316L steel, the Deep Space’s case is neo-classical in style. Measuring a comfortable 41mm in diameter, it is finished with contrasting polished and sandblasted surfaces to create subtle reflections that chase its curves.
The watch also features a large vintage style crown for superior winding and adjustment, and a decagonal screw-down case back with a clear view of the proprietary GUY-1 movement.
The Deep Space watch comes with a bi-material strap handmade by bespoke watchstrap specialist HANDDN. Featuring a non-stitch design, the ultra sleek and durable nylon and calf leather strap has a space grey shade. The original O.G buckle is directly inspired by the case’s monochrome aesthetic.
Deep Space watches are assembled in Saxony, in the historic watchmaking town of Glashütte by DK Precision Mechanics. This workshop has a great team of master watchmakers and decorators, who produce movements and components for many esteemed watch brands.
Each watch comes with a lifetime warranty, an exclusive look at new models before release, and priority on a future O.G watch of the owner’s choice.
Model: Oliver Gallaugher O.G Deep Space
316L stainless steel case with polished and sandblasted finishing
49mm lug to lug
Sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating
Water resistant to 30m
Manual-wind, time-only display (hours & minutes).
18,000 bph, 48 hour power reserve
Screwed balance wheel
Tested in five positions within +/- 6 seconds
Highly decorated with hand finishing on surfaces and components
Brushed titanium base with a PVD coating and hand engraved stars revealing silver/iridescent titanium underneath
Yellow gold pad printed logo
Chapter ring printed in silvery grey under the sapphire crystal
Made from titanium and steel, sandblasted finish with a DLC coating
Grey nylon x black calf leather with quick release spring bars. Handmade by HANDDN
Strap width: 20mm/18mm
O.G buckle, made in 316L Stainless Steel with polished and sandblasted decoration
£7,800 (Total in Pounds Sterling)
Limited edition of 10 watches (made to order)