Ever since its introduction back in the 1930s, the Meister line has constituted the heart of the Junghans watch collection. Their distinctive design combines classic elegance with finest technology. Emerging as the third largest manufacturer of chronometers in the world in the middle of the 20th century, producing the majority of mechanical movements, Junghans continued to retain their most distinguished calibres solely for their Meister watches.
In commemoration of their 160-year anniversary, Uhrenfabrik Junghans revisit these periods in the company’s history with the Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160.
Limited to just 160 units, this 18-carat rose gold timepiece houses the legendary J620 hand-winding movement. Developed and produced decades ago in Schramberg, these movements are undergoing a revival in this anniversary year, with loving attention to detail including a rose gold finish. Sapphire crystal on the case back provides a glimpse of the beautifully embellished watch mechanics, with an individual limited edition number verifying unique status of every copy of the exclusive anniversary model.
The Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160 also pays homage to the history of a watch line steeped in tradition – quite literally carrying the signature of the master. An historical Junghans signature, protected by trademark law since 1910, is featured on the matt silver-plated dial in place of the usual logo in block capitals. Dauphine hands, diamond-cut indices and minute track with pearl finish are wholly reminiscent of the style popular in the 1950s – ensuring that every glance at the time is actually an observation of history itself.
The characteristic form of the polished case made from 18-carat rose gold precisely replicates that of the original Meister from the middle of the last century, as does the brown calf leather strap of the watch: intricate embossed lines, decorative seams and a concavity towards the centre serve to enhance the classic charm of the timepiece.
A long-held identity combines the Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160 with modern requirements, featuring a contemporary 39 millimetre case diameter and sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, as well as a water resistance of 100 meters.
Model: Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160
J620 hand-winding movement
Power reserve up to 45 hours
Frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Dimension: 11.5 lignes (Ø 25.6 mm)
Height: 3.75 mm
Refinements of the movement
Gilded in rose gold, sunray brushed ratchet wheel, polished barrel bridge, wheel train bridge and balance cock with fine longitudinal polished finish, jewels in polished, bowl-shaped dimples, fine diamond-effect outer edge, polished steel screws and engraving of the logo with calibre number
Hours, minutes, central second
18-carat rose gold
Ø 39.0 mm, height 10.3 mm
5-times screwed see-through case back of sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: Up to 10 bar
Matt silver plating, minute track with pearl finish
Historical Junghans signature
Hands: Diamond-cut Dauphine hands
Leather strap with 18-carat rose gold buckle
Limited to 160 units