Junghans Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

To mark the centenary of the architectural masterpiece by Philipp Jakob Manz, German watch manufacture Junghans has created the limited Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau.

The terrace building in Schramberg is one of the most spectacular industrial buildings worldwide to be built on a sloping site. At the beginning of the 20th century Junghans was the largest clock manufacturer in the world: demand for Junghans timepieces was so great that there was an increasing requirement for workplaces in the already cramped valley in Schramberg.

The ninestepped terrace building was built directly on the slope, in less than two years. As a result, from 1918 onwards each watchmaker could benefit from direct daylight at the workplace. For decades, the building was the centrepiece of the Junghans factory.

In the heyday of mechanical movements in the 50s and 60s in particular, numerous calibres were developed in Schramberg. Components were manufactured in the building to the front of the site, with calibre and watch assembly in the terrace building. The top floor was reserved for work that called for the utmost concentration, time and absolute dedication from the watchmakers: the assembly and regulation of chronometers. 2018 sees the monument to industrial architecture celebrate its 100th birthday, with 100 years of architectural history commemorated with a very special timepiece – the limited edition Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau.

With a limited edition of 100 examples, the Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau features a 18-kt. gold case. Inspiration for the champagne coloured dial with the three matt silver totalisers was the stairways of the terrace building, which are in beige and white. The stainless steel version is limited to 1,000 watches and has a matt silver-plated dial.

Both models incorporate the distinctive elements of the industrial monument in Schramberg into their design: the minute track of the dial reflects the meandering design of the wall decorations in the terrace building, whilst the dark green of the wall tiles in the stairways can be found in the alligator leather strap. The case back delivers a direct view of the architectural work: an engraved image of the terrace building.

Technical details
Model: Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

Movement
J880.1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 48 hours
Small second hand at 9 o’clock
Chronoscope: Central stop second, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at
6 o’clock
Finishing: Rhodium plating, blued srews, rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, bridges with décor

Rose Gold Version (Limited edition of 100 watches)

Case
Rose gold 18-kt, Ø 40.7 mm, height 13.9 mm, 5-times screwed gold case back with terrace building laser engraving
Glass: Convex hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Domed dial in champagne tone with totalisers set into bowl-shaped inserts
Unique feature: Original meander design of the wall decoration of the terrace building as minute markings
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Green alligator leather strap with grey joints and buckle in 18-Kt rose gold
Unique feature: The alligator skin strap represents the wall tile decor of the terrace building

Stainless Steel Version (Limited edition of 1000 watches)

Case
Stainless steel 18-kt, Ø 40.7 mm, height 13.9 mm, 5-times screwed stainless steel case back with terrace building laser engraving
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Domed dial, matt silver-plated with totalisers set into bowl-shaped inserts
Unique feature: Original meander design of the wall decoration of the terrace building as minute markings
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Green alligator leather strap with grey joints and stainless steel foldingclasp
Unique feature: The alligator skin strap represents the wall tile decor of the terrace building

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