THE WORLD OF OTIUM
OTIUM’s mission is to craft unparalleled timepieces of extraordinary quality, surpassing all expectations through an unwavering dedication to excellence.
Drawing inspiration from the harmonious philosophies of Lo Shu and OTIUM, we seamlessly integrate ancient wisdom with innovative thinking, creating rare and exceptional timepieces that embody a perfect balance to their wearers.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF OTIUM AND LO SHU
The story of OTIUM intertwines the ancient Chinese philosophy of Lo Shu with the Roman concept of OTIUM, creating a unique and harmonious fusion. It all begins with the legend of the Lo Shu turtle, which emerged from the Yellow River bearing a magical square on its back. This square, known as the Lo Shu magic square, contained nine boxes, each filled with a number from 1 to 9. Remarkably, the sum of the numbers in every row, column and diagonal is always 15.
The discovery of this magical arrangement of numbers held great significance in Chinese culture. It was believed to possess extraordinary powers and became integral to various practices such as Feng Shui and Chinese astrology. Its precision and harmony resonated deeply with the Chinese way of life, emphasizing the importance of balance in all aspects, from work to leisure and from design to function.
In Roman society, the concept of OTIUM held a similar essence. Derived from ancient Roman times, OTIUM represents a cherished period of leisure, rest and reflection. It allows individuals to step back from the bustling world and focus on what truly mattered. In this state of OTIUM, Romans sought balance and tranquility, nurturing their well-being and cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
COMMITTED TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
OTIUM’s Commitment to Sustainability
At OTIUM, we embrace the philosophy of balance, precision and harmony in every aspect of life. Inspired by the Chinese philosophy of Lo Shu, we are committed to incorporate sustainable practices into our business operations at every level.
Our goal is to create exceptional timepieces while promoting a positive impact on the world and preserving our natural surroundings. To achieve this, we have developed a comprehensive sustainability policy.
OTIUM is committed to environmental preservation, and to this end will co-operate with several organisations to enable us to produce our timepieces in a sustainable manner.
We will continuously explore and adopt sustainable practices throughout our manufacturing processes to minimize our environmental footprint. This includes reducing energy consumption, water usage, waste generation and the usage (where possible) of recycled materials.
The founders of OTIUM recognized the natural alignment between the Chinese philosophy of Lo Shu and the Roman concept of OTIUM. They saw an opportunity to combine these ancient wisdoms to create something extraordinary.
In our commitment to exclusivity for our clients, OTIUM meticulously crafts a limited selection of distinct dial colors and special editions annually. Each color and edition is produced in small numbers, ensuring that an OTIUM timepiece represents unparalleled exclusivity for its wearer.
Experience the exceptional by wearing an OTIUM timepiece. Our motto, “OTIUM – Powerful, Precise, and Extraordinary; Worn by the Few,” embodies the unique and remarkable nature of our timepieces.
From the meticulous design choices to the very name itself, OTIUM represents a harmonious blend of two rich cultural heritages. It stands as a testament to the belief that by embracing the wisdom of the past, we can create something truly unique and beautiful in the present, which will hold its value in the future.
With our commitment to pushing the boundaries of horological craftsmanship, we strive to redefine the art of timekeeping and leave a lasting legacy in the world of fine watches.
OTIUM – Powerful, Precise, and Extraordinary; Worn by the Few.