Junghans Meister Worldtimer

The new Meister Worldtimer from Junghans is a unique multiple time-zone watch. The radial aperture in the dial reveals a grey hour disc which displays the time in 24 different locations simultaneously. A specific city is allocated to every hour of the day in its respective time zone.

Junghans Meister Worldtimer

Design of the Worldtimer is conventionally classic and traditionally elegant: Convex arrangement of the main indices harmoniously encompasses the times indicated around the world. Moreover, the dauphin-shaped hands provide precise information regarding the prevailing time at the respective locations.

Junghans Meister Worldtimer

The Meister Worldtimer is available in Stainless steel or PVD-coated case with options of hard plexiglass or sapphire crystal glass. Three dial colors are also available: Matt silver-plated, galvanic anthracite or blue with sunray brush. The hour and minute hands are embedded with Superluminova.

Junghans Meister Worldtimer

While the dial mirrors the progression of time across the globe, the mineral crystal glass back of the case provides a glimpse of the self-winding movement, which provides a power reserve up to 42 hours.

Technical details

Model: Meister Worldtimer

References
027/5012.00: PVD version with matt silver-plated dial and hard plexiglass
027/5013.00: PVD version with galvanic anthracite dial and hard plexiglass
027/3010.00: Steel version with blue sunray brush dial and hard plexiglass
027/3011.44: Steel version with matt silver-plated dial and hard plexiglass
027/5012.02: PVD version with matt silver-plated dial and sapphire crystal
027/5013.02: PVD version with galvanic anthracite dial and sapphire crystal
027/3010.02: Steel version with blue sunray brush dial and sapphire crystal
027/3011.46: Steel version with matt silver-plated dial and sapphire crystal

Movement
Self-winding movement J820.5 with 24-hour display and power reserve of up to 42 hours

Case
Stainless steel or PVD-coated, Ø 40.4 mm, height 10.4 mm
5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal
Glass: These models are available with optional hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, or domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides

Dial
Matt silver-plated, galvanic anthracite or blue with sunray brush
Two city rings around the 24-hour disc
Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Calf leather strap (in brown or blue) or horse leather strap (in black) with stainless steel or PVD-coated buckle
Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Water-resistance
With hard plexiglass up to 3 bar
With sapphire crystal up to 5 bar

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Gold

German watch brand Junghans expands their Meister Series by adding the new 18 carat gold Meister Chronoscope watch. It is limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Gold

This 18 carat yellow gold watch features a slate grey with sunray brushed dial.  The bowl-shaped totalisers blend effortlessly into the dial, which in turn is protected by convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Gold

The self-winding movement provides a power reserve up to 48 hours. A glass case back provides the view of the finely decorated movement. The alligator leather strap with 18 carat gold buckle ensures maximum wear comfort.

Technical details

Model: Meister Chronoscope Gold
Reference: 027/9000.02

Movement
Self-winding movement J880.1 with a power reserve of up to 48 hours, date and weekday (also available in English)
Chronoscope: Second stop, 30-minute and 12-hour counter

Case
18 carat yellow gold
Ø 40.7 mm, height 13.9 mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Slate grey with sunray brush
Hands: With environmentally-friendly luminous substance

Strap
Alligator leather strap with 18 carat yellow gold buckle

Edition
Limited to 100 watches

Junghans Meister Automatic

Junghans’ new Meister Automatic models take us to the spirit of optimism in the 1950s/1960s Germany. Available in Matt silver-plated, polished black and polished white dial versions, the new automatic watch features a 38 diameter case in stainless steel or PVD-coated steel case.

Junghans Meister Automatic watch new model 2020

In accordance with the entire Meister range, these new automatic timepieces feature all characteristic design elements of their celebrated predecessors. These timepieces portray with great authenticity the same history of the Meister watches which originated back in the 1930s, and which then went on to enjoy their heyday in the 1950s.

Junghans Meister Automatic watch new model 2020

The watch is topped with a domed Plexiglas. Rear side of the watch is fitted with a mineral crystal glass. A dark median stripe exhibited on the hands tapering out to a point on the new Meister Automatic was typical for designs in the 1950s era. The unobtrusive dial features a double bar index at 12 o’clock, and even the calf leather strap is representative of these archetypal designs: so evocative of the 1950s, a punched line without seam on the finished leather completes the overall classy look of the timepiece.

Junghans Meister Automatic watch new model 2020

The case back on the rear side of the housing allows a glimpse into the self-winding movement of the watch.

Technical details

Model: Meister Automatic

References
027/4050.00
027/4051.00
027/7052.00

Movement
Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, date

Case
Stainless steel or PVD-coated, Ø 38.0 mm, height 10.0 mm, domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, 5-times screwed mineral crystal case back
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated, polished black or polished white
Dial markings with effect lacquer
Hands: Black median strip on minute hand and hour hand

Strap
Calf leather strap with stainless steel or PVD-coated buckle

Junghans Meister Terrassenbau Limited Series : The Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau

Built on a sloping site, the terrace building is one of the most spectacular industrial buildings in the world. This 100 year old manufacture building symbolises one of the most outstanding periods in the history of Uhrenfabrik Junghans.

Junghans pays tribute to this period in the form of two special timepieces limited to 1,500 units respectively: the Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau.

Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau
Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau

With an ever increasing demand for timepieces out of the Black Forest, Junghans counted as the biggest clock manufacturer in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the narrow nature of the valley in which the site of the business was located, Arthur Junghans and Stuttgart architect Philipp Jakob Manz took the decision to build the factory premises over nine levels on the steep hillside covered with a dense population of spruce. Over the following decades, the terrace building would become the core of watch and calibre assembly.

It was also during this period that the Meister models were born. The first mechanical watches in the series originated back as the 1930s, enjoying their heyday throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Automatic movements such as the chronometer calibre J83 developed specifically for the Meister series, are amongst the most sophisticated ever designed in the terrace building.

The new Meister Terrassenbau series allows you to experience this particular period of the company’s history on your very own wrist. The classic elegance of the Meister models is represented in both limited special editions: A particularly intricate design, the convex dial with accentuated main indices and the harmonious aesthetics of the colour nuances are the achievement of masterly watch design.

Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau
Junghans Meister Classic Terrassenbau

The meandering pattern of the terrace building as an embossed design element is relayed in the minute track – standing out subtly in a soft grey from the fine matt silver of the dial. A white ring runs along the outer edge of the minute track to emphasise the elaborately crafted dial.

The hue of the alligator leather strap is taken directly from the dark green wall tiles which adorn the stairways of the architectural landmark. Applied using Junghans’s very own printing facilities, a wonderfully detailed image of the source of inspiration itself is then revealed on the case back.

Junghans Meister Terrassenbau Limited Series caseback

The miniature transparent windows also provide a view of the inner workings: intricate interaction of numerous gear wheels with utmost precision, very much representative of the working procedures applied by the watchmakers of yesteryear.

Following extensive renovation work, the listed terrace building now houses a museum covering the history of clockmaking in the Black Forest. It also serves as a source of inspiration for the creation of exceptional timepieces more than one hundred years after its original construction – as so eloquently evidenced in the Meister Classic Terrassenbau and the Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau.

Technical details

Model: Meister Classic Terrassenbau
Reference 027/4019.02

Movement
Self-winding movement calibre J820.4 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, date

Case
Stainless steel Ø 38.4 mm, height 9.0 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with partial printing: A view of the movement is provided through the windows of the terrace building
Water resistant up to 5 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated with outer rim in matt white
Special feature: Original meander design of the terrace building’s wall ornamentation as minute track
Hands: With environmentally-friendly luminous substance

Strap
Alligator leather strap in green with grey joints, stainless steel folding clasp
Special feature: The alligator leather strap represents the design of the wall tiles in the terrace building

Edition
Limited to 1,500 watches

Model: Meister Handaufzug Terrassenbau
Reference 027/3000.02

Movement
Hand-winding movement calibre J815.1 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, small second

Case
Stainless steel, Ø 37.7 mm, height 7.3 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with partial printing: A view of the movement is provided through the windows of the terrace building
Water resistant up to 5 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated with outer rim in matt white
Special feature: Original meander design of the terrace building’s wall ornamentation as minute track
Hands: With environmentally-friendly luminous substance

Strap
Alligator leather strap in green with grey joints, stainless steel folding clasp
Special feature: The alligator leather strap represents the design of the wall tiles in the terrace building

Edition
Limited to 1,500 watches

Junghans max bill Kleine Automatic

German watch brand Junghans presents max bill Kleine Automatic, a new timepiece inspired by the natural influences like colours, forms and textures. The puristic design of the watch is based on original concepts from Max Bill, who regarded his creations as “embodiments of the environment”.

The dimensions of the new Kleine Automatic watch are inspired from the initial models of the max bill series. For the very first time, Junghans are offering an automatic version with a diameter of 34 millimetres, precisely the size of the original from 1961. Originally designed as a men’s watch with hand-winding movement, the new Kleine Automatic will appeal equally to enthusiasts of the original design from Max Bill who prefer the convenience of automatic winding.

Junghans max bill Kleine Automatic watch

The matt finish stainless steel case enhances the focus on readability of the dial with indices. Even the materials which make up the watch were selected with environmental influences in mind. For example, the straps in natural hues are produced from recycled PET material and combine with the ergonomic domed case back to provide a pleasantly light wear comfort.

Junghans max bill Kleine Automatic watch

In addition to the Kleine Automatic, there are also versions of the max bill Damen available with quartz movement, as well as 38 millimetre Automatic versions in the new natural hues.

Junghans max bill Kleine Automatic watch

Technical details

Model: max bill Kleine Automatic

References
027/4004.04
027/4005.04
027/7006.04

Movement
Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve up to 38 hours, date

Case
Stainless steel or PVD-coated in gold colour or matt anthracite, Ø 34.0 mm, height 10.0 mm, domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, 4-times screwed case back
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt white, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Beige calf leather strap
Light grey or olive green textile strap made from recycled PET material
Stainless steel buckle, or PVD-coated in gold colour or matt anthracite

Other Models

Model: max bill Automatic
References: 027/4000.04 and 027/4001.04

Movement
Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve up to 38 hours, date

Case
Stainless steel or PVD-coated in matt anthracite,
Ø 38.0 mm, height 10 mm, domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, 4-times screwed case back
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt white, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Beige calf leather strap
Olive green textile strap made from recycled PET material
Stainless steel buckle, or PVD-coated in matt anthracite

Model: max bill Damen
References: 047/4050.04 047/4051.04 027/7055.04

Movement
Quartz movement J643.29, date

Case
Stainless steel or PVD-coated in gold colour, Ø 32.7 mm, height 6.9 mm
Domed hard plexi-glass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance,
4-times screwed case back
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt white, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Textile strap made from recycled PET material
Stainless steel buckle, or PVD-coated in gold colour

Junghans New Meister S Chronoscope

The Schramberg based watch manufacturer Junghans presents the new Meister S Chronoscope model that displays an indisputable masculine character.

Perhaps the most expressive model in this collection, this new creation boasts the characteristic design features of the Meister series. For example, this chronograph watch features a signature convex dial highlighted with concave immersion of the totalisers and the articulately embossed main indices.

Junghans New Meister S Chronoscope

Limited to only 888 units, this version of the Meister S Chronoscope exudes resolve, boldness and a breathtaking design with its striking red accentuations. The curvaceous contour of the case sides are optically emphasized by the contrast of brushed stainless steel and the black PVD coating.

The edge becomes thicker as it runs dynamically towards the screwed crown to form a solid surround. The extraordinary edge protection, the screwed crown and particularly thick sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides provide effective durability and guarantee a water resistance of up to 20 bar for the Meister S Chronoscope. The name of the watch is boldly emblazoned on the underside of the strap – as well as a design element, this also provides an elaborate solution for airing of the synthetic rubber strap, guaranteeing optimum wear comfort in even the most extreme conditions.

The masculine face of the Meister S Chronoscope reveals finely executed, intricate details. The minute track is engraved relief-like in the hour markers, practically immersed into the ring of the dial. An open, spacious form accentuates the dynamic effortlessness of the hands, with attention being drawn unreservedly to the resplendent luminous substance on elements including the minute track.

The brand has also announced the availability of two non-limited series variants of the Meister S Chronoscope featuring metal strap.

Junghans New Meister S Chronoscope

In these timepieces, the brushed stainless steel case houses a distinctly sporty dial including tachymeter scale. The stainless steel bracelet comprises seven robust rows and features a fine adjustment which allows effortless regulation of the strap length.

Junghans New Meister S Chronoscope

Technical details

Model: Meister S Chronoscope

References
027/4025.44 (limited edition)
027/4023.44
027/4024.44

Movement
Self-winding movement J880.1 with a power reserve of up to 48 hours, date and weekday (also available in English)
Chronoscope: Second stop, 30-minute and 12-hour counter

Case
Stainless steel or black PVD-coated,
Ø 45.0 mm, height 15.9 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 7-times screwed stainless steel back with Junghans star artwork, screwed crown and tube
Water-resistance: up to 20 bar

Dial
Limited edition model with Matt anthracite dial
Model 027/4023.44 with green-black effect lacquer
Model 027/4024.44 with tachymeter scale
Indices with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Hands
With environmentally-friendly luminous substance in red and/or white
Counterweight for hands with white, environmentally-friendly luminous substance

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet with safety folding clasp and convenient fine adjustment
Synthetic rubber strap with leather inlay and stainless steel folding clasp in black
PVD-coating

Edition
Special feature: Model 027/4025.44 is limited to 888 watches

Junghans 1972 Chronoscope Edition

The Junghans 1972 Chronoscope Edition reflects the unique history of the Olympic Games, whilst at the same time exemplifying an exceptional collectors’ item. On the one hand, the design of the spectacular chronograph commemorates the 1972 games in Munich.

In their role as official timekeepers at these games, Junghans inaugurated a new era of time measurement for high-performance sport with the introduction of specially developed measuring instruments. Starting pistols and photoelectric sensors on the finish line were electronically linked to one another for the first time, thus guaranteeing an objective and incontrovertible recording of run times.

Presentation of this special limited edition of only 150 individual watches is inspired by the flag of Japan, host country of the upcoming summer games which are currently on hold.

Junghans 1972 Chronoscope Edition

A small second subdial in solid red is a striking contrast against the resplendent white dial of the watch – this shade also provides colour highlights on the trimmed edges of the characteristic cut-outs in the leather strap. In addition to this white leather strap, the limited edition includes a particularly sporty red replacement strap. A rotating bezel and stop function accurate to 1/5 of a second enable sport fans to fully experience the thrill of clinching world record times.

Technical details

Model: 1972 Chronoscope Edition
Reference: 041/4067.00

Movement
Quartz movement J645.83 with date, small second and 24-hour display
Chronoscope: 1/5 stop seconds, 60-minute counter

Case
Stainless steel Ø 43.3 mm, height 11.3 mm, turning bezel, flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on one side, screwed stainless steel back with sport motif
Water-resistance: up to 10 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated dial
Hands: Minute and hour hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
White calf leather strap, red replacement strap with stainless steel buckle

Edition
Limited to 150 watches

Junghans max bill Automatic Bauhaus

The max bill Automatic Bauhaus watch from German watch brand Junghans is a celebration of the school of thought and its accomplishments – in the years up to their centenary and beyond.

Bauhaus has been viewed as the shining light of modern age architecture and design since its foundation in 1919. A clear and precise understanding of successful design is epitomized in deep-rooted principles within the academy, principles which are still upheld to this day. With minimalist architecture and bold lines, the Bauhaus building in Dessau is as much an icon for the school of thought as it is a place of work.

Junghans max bill Automatic Bauhaus watch new 2020

The Bauhaus celebrated its 100th anniversary last year – an occasion which was celebrated by numerous watch manufacturers with the release of special limited edition pieces. Needless to say, this included Uhrenfabrik Junghans, who enjoy a particular connectivity with the school thanks to Max Bill. Bauhaus artist Max Bill was designing watches for Junghans as far back as 1961. The result of this long-term collaboration is a collection of timepieces which are still regarded as design icons to this very day.

In commemoration of the anniversary and beyond, Junghans now introduce the max bill Automatic Bauhaus to mark this unique relationship. The design of this new edition also touches upon the original concepts of the artist. Convex sapphire crystal guarantees optimum protection for the unique and clearly arranged dial with its fine hands.

At the same time, the puristic three-handed watch evokes the fascinating architecture of the Bauhaus building. A combination of white dial and black leather strap is reminiscent of the stark contrast between the bright walls and the dark glass façade. Red highlights of the hands and the date wheel represent the colours of the famous entrance door.

Caseback view of Junghans max bill Automatic Bauhaus watch new 2020

Intricate workmanship on the case back grants an impression which will last far beyond the anniversary year: A miniature image depicts the academy with the world-famous Bauhaus logo, the red entrance door and the monumental windowed façade. The glass back provides an insight into the self-winding movement of the watch.

Technical details

Model: max bill Automatic Bauhaus
Reference: 027/4009.02

Movement
Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, display of date in red

Case
Stainless steel
Ø 38.0 mm, height 10.0 mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 4-times
Screwed case back with see-through Bauhaus motif
Water-resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt white, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Calf leather strap with stainless steel buckle

Junghans New Max Bill Models In Black And White

With their austere design, the new max bill models focus entirely on the sharpness and aesthetics of a black and white layout. The black of the case, the hands and the luminescent numerals exhibits a stark contrast to the white of the dial – thus ensuring optimum readability of the time.

These timepieces are also exceptional in their simplicity, utilising contrasting black and white shades to accentuate the fine, minimalistic details which were so highly valued by Max Bill as a student at the Bauhaus. The new max bill watch models are available with mechanical or with quartz movement.

Technical details

Model: max bill Chronoscope
Reference: 027/4008.04

Movement: Self-winding movement J880.2 with a power reserve of up to 48 hours, date
Chronoscope: Second stop, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
Case: Stainless steel anthracite matt PVD-coated,
Ø 40.0 mm, height 14.4 mm, domed hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, screwed case back
Dial: Matt white, dial printing with black, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: Black silk matt with grey, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Calf leather strap with anthracite matt, PVD-coated buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Model: max bill Automatic
Automatic, reference 027/4007.04, Small Automatic, reference 027/4006.04

Movement: Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, date
Case: Stainless steel anthracite matt PVD-coated,
Automatic, reference 027/4007.04: Ø 38.0 mm, height 10 mm
Small Automatic, reference 027/4006.04: Ø 34.0 mm, height 10mm
Domed hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, screwed case back
Dial: Matt white, dial printing with black, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: Black silk matt with grey, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Calf leather strap with anthracite matt, PVD-coated buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Model: max bill Quartz
Reference: 041/4064.04

Movement: Quartz movement J645.33, date
Case: Stainless steel anthracite matt, PVD-coated, Ø 38.0 mm, height 7.9 mm
Domed hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, screwed case back
Dial: Matt white, dial printing with black, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: Black silk matt with grey, environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Calf leather strap with anthracite matt, PVD-coated buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Junghans Meister Chronoscope, New Model with Night Blue Dial

In 2019, Junghans is presenting a new Meister Chronoscope with an enchanting colour combination: the Meister Chronoscope. The predominant colour is blue – this signifies elegance and harmony and exudes relaxation.

A night blue dial with fine sun ray brush conveys harmonious compatibility with the alligator leather strap in dark blue. In combination with the warm golden hue of the case, the hands and the four main indices, this watch emanates a strikingly elegant allure.

Technical details

Model: Meister Chronoscope
Reference: 027/7924.00

Movement
Self-winding movement J880.1 with a power reserve of up to 48 hours, date, weekday (also available with English display option), small second
Chronoscope: Second stop, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
Finishing: Rhodium plating, rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, wheel train and balance bridge, blued screws

Case
Stainless steel PVD-coated, Ø 40.7, height 13.9 mm, 5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal, convex hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance (can be replaced with sapphire crystal upon request)
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Dark blue with sun ray brush
Hands: Hour and minute hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Dark blue alligator leather strap with buckle

Junghans Meister Telemeter

The new Meister Telemeter from Junghans epitomizes the spirit of motor racing in every detail.

Uniting tradition and functionality, the design of Meister Telemeter is based on the classical chronograph from 1951 which enabled meticulous measuring of time with its stop function. Additionally, the tachymeter and telemeter scale provide at a glance a reading of the established speed and the distance which has been covered.

Junghans was the “Official Timekeeper of the 47th AvD-Oldtimer-GrandPrix 2019” with its new Meister Telemeter, from the 9th to the 11th of August at the Nürburgring – the longest racing circuit in the world, known for its legendary “North Loop”, that driver Jackie Stewart referred to as “Green Hell”.

Racing legends from motoring history contested numerous thrilling duels, dragging the last from their mesmerizing vehicles in a ceaseless attempt to improve their circuit times. A particularly unique prize was awarded to the winning team of the “Gentlemen Drivers – GT up to 1965” race. They were presented with a Junghans watch at the podium ceremony.

Technical details

Model: Meister Telemeter
Reference: 027/3880.44

Movement
Self-winding movement J880.3 with a power reserve of up to 42 hours, small second
Chronoscope: Stop second, 30-minute counter, tachymeter and telemeter scale
Finishing: Rhodium plating, rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, wheel train and balance bridge, blued screws

Case
Stainless steel Ø 40.8, height 12.6 mm, 4-times screwed case back with mineral crystal, convex hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance (can be replaced with sapphire crystal upon request)
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated dial, luminescent numerals with environmentallyfriendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: Hour and minute hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Stainless steel with folding bracelet

Junghans FORM MEGA

With its modern design, the FORM MEGA radio controlled wrist watch from Junghans emphasizes the overall style of the wearer and wonderfully accentuates each individual character – in every second. Just as a lively major city pulsates day and night without end, the FORM MEGA maintains a meticulous pulse of time thanks to the reliable radio-controlled movement.

The layout of the dial focuses on the most important element: the time. The new radio-controlled movement from Schramberg displays time with extraordinary accuracy. Even when no longer within reception range, the wearer can rely entirely on the FORM MEGA at all times. When journeying to far distant metropolises across the world, the respective time can be set with the crown or by using the Junghans MEGA App – precisely to the second.

Technical details

Model: FORM MEGA

Movement
Multi-frequency radio-controlled movement J101.65

Functions
– Hands position control via ITC (Intelligent Time Correction)
– Exact time display in half-second moves via SHM (Smart Hand Motion)
– The Advanced Moving Function (AMF) enables the display of the actual time without deviation
– Smart time setting via the Junghans MEGA App
– Automatic search of time signal transmitter across 5 frequencies with the Junghans Autoscan
– Time zone setting precise to the second
– Date display with perpetual calendar (also in quartz mode)

Case
Stainless steel, Ø 39.3 mm, height 8.7 mm, 4-times screwed stainless steel back with metallised mineral crystal, printed with a world map and reception instructions. Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on one side

Dial
Matt fine silver-plated or matt anthracite
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Calf leather strap with buckle
Milanese bracelet with safety folding clasp
Water-resistance: Up to 5 bar

J101.65 Movement – Technical Data

Type: Multi-frequency radio-controlled movement
Reception range: DCF77, MSF, JJY40, JJY60, WWVB
Frequency: 32.760 Hz
Power: 3 motors
Diameter: 28.0 mm
Height: 3.85 mm
Jewels: 6
Display: Hour, minute, central second, date
Date shift: Direct drive forwards and backwards
Real time display without deviation via Advanced Moving
Function technology (AMF)
Hand movement: Forwards and backwards
Hand shift: Exact time display in half-second steps via
Smart Hand Motion technology (SHM)
Real time display without deviation via Advanced Moving
Function technology (AMF)
Battery: CR1025 (3V) battery
Battery lifetime: 2 years
Rating deviation: In radio-controlled mode, max. rating deviation 0.02 seconds
In quartz mode +/- 8 seconds/year

Functions
Time zones: Convenient setting of all current time zones precisely to the second via crown
Radio reception: Automatic and manual time signal synchronisation
Hand position control: Intelligent Time Correction (ITC)
The patented light barrier system compares the position of the second hand 1,440 times per day with the time information last received. In addition, the position of hour and minute hands is compared daily, the position of the date once a month. A correction occurs when required.
Autoscan: Patented, automatic search of time signal transmitters DCF77, MSF, JJY40, JJY60, WWVB
Calendar: Perpetual calendar, even in quartz mode, until the year 2400
Function without radio reception: Same scope of function on the basis of a highly-precise quartz movement with perpetual calendar
Energy saving mode: Sleep mode
Operating function: Low battery display

Junghans FORM A 100 Jahre Bauhaus Limited Edition

The Junghans FORM A 100 Jahre Bauhaus is an homage to the colour wheel created by Johannes Itten.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus in 2019, Junghans has unveiled a 1,000 unit limited edition FORM A – with special hour squares representing the 12 shades of the colour wheel by Johannes Itten marking the hours on the dial. One of the very first tutors at the state run Bauhaus, the Swiss-born painter, art theoretician and educationalist developed a new colour theory which he then incorporated in his teachings.

It is based on the three primary colours of blue, yellow and red, from which three new secondary colours are produced by mixing: orange, green and violet. When one of these secondary colours is then mixed again with a primary colour, the six tertiary colours emerge. This provides the 12 colours in all which are featured in the colour wheel by Johannes Itten, lending the FORM A its unique and expressive face.

The squares marking the hour positions in the 12 shades of primary, secondary and tertiary colours on the FORM A 100 Jahre Bauhaus are certain to catch the eye. A special presentation box for this limited edition timepiece also seizes upon the Bauhaus theme to provide a worthy surround for this stunning one-off.

Technical details

Model: FORM A 100 Jahre Bauhaus

Movement: Self-winding movement J800.2 with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, rapid date adjustment
Finishing: Polished rotor with engraved Junghans logo
Case: Stainless steel Ø 39.3 mm, height 9.5 mm,
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on one side,
4-times screwed case back with tinted mineral crystal
Dial: Concave, matt fine silver-plated dial with imprinted hour markings. The colour scheme of the hour markings is inspired by the colour wheel from Johannes Itten.
Hands: Hour and minute hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Stainless steel milanaise bracelet with safety buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 5 bar

Junghans max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus Limited Edition

The max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus conveys the philosophy of the school to the present day. Long after his days studying in Dessau, Max Bill continued to be influenced by the Bauhaus philosophy throughout his life. He began creating wrist watches for Junghans in 1961, with a design which precisely epitomized these basic school of thought concepts.

The Junghans max bill Chronoscope is now being issued as a limited edition of only 1,000 units in celebration of this anniversary. This state-of-the-art timepiece is based on Max Bill’s original designs which adopted typical features of the Bauhaus building: the red colouring of the hands and the date display is a direct reference to the red entrance door in Dessau.

The windows of the Bauhaus building depicted on the back provide a view of the mechanical movement. Strap and housing in modest shades of grey and anthracite exude style and provide a striking contrast against the brightly coloured dial – evocative of the interplay between light and shade effected by the windows of the Bauhaus in Dessau.

Technical details

Model: max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus

Reference: 027/4902.02
Movement: Self-winding movement J880.2 with a power reserve of 48 hours, date
Chronoscope: Second stop, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
Case: Stainless steel anthracite matt PVD-coated, Ø 40.0 mm, height 14.4 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal and printed Bauhaus logo providing partial views of the movement
Dial: White matt, luminous dots
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Grey calf leather strap with PVD-coated buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar
Special feature: Date wheel and luminous substance in red
Availability: Available from October 2019
Limitation: 1,000 watches

Junghans max bill Edition Set 2019

Limited to 222 units worldwide, the max bill Edition Set 2019 manufactured by Junghans is the centrepiece of breath-taking mechanical craftsmanship. The set comprises a self winding chronograph and a table clock with mechanical eight-day movement. Both movements are fitted locally in the Black Forest – ensuring that the timepieces will be revered as collectors’ items and win the hearts of enthusiasts of traditional watchmaking.

With the max bill Edition Set, Uhrenfabrik Junghans commemorate their working relationship with Max Bill, which began back in 1956. The timepieces included in the set combine two of the artist’s creative areas: his constructive paintwork and the puristic product design.

The matt silver-plated dial of the watch – in keeping with the premise “form follows function” – concentrates on the essentials and therefore exhibits excellent readability. The design is based on the watches specifically created by Max Bill in 1961. Luminous substance on the hands, the digits and the calf leather strap, all finished in a subtle shade of black stand out in clear contrast to the lightly coloured dial. This puristic design language is also exhibited in the table clock – with a wooden case in black piano lacquer.

Max Bill’s handwriting is featured on both timepieces, as well as on the back of the casing: aficionados will discover the piece variation 15 here from the artist’s “quinze variations sur un même thème” (fifteen variations on the same theme) series. Based on the fundamental geometric theme, Max Bill describes his artwork for variation 15 as “a spiral-like motion made up of circular rings”.

Technical details

max bill Edition Set 2019

Wristwatch

Movement: Self-winding movement J880.2 with a power reserve of 48 hours, date and weekday (also available with English weekday display); Chronoscope: Stop seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
Case: Stainless steel Ø 40.0 mm, height 14.4 mm, 4-times screwed case back with mineral crystal, printed from the inside with variation 15 edition artwork from the “quinze variations sur un même thème“ (fifteen variations on the same theme) series, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Dial: Matt silver-plated dial
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance in black
Strap: Tapered cut calf leather strap with buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Table clock

Movement: Mechanical movement J915.1 with a power reserve of 8 days
Case: Wooden case with black piano lacquer 165 x 175 mm, diamond-polished aluminium front ring, mineral crystal, edition artwork printed on back
Dial: Matt white
Hands: Polished
Limited to: 222 sets

Junghans Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde

Powered by a radio-controlled movement, the Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde offers high precision timekeeping in addition to its classic and elegant aesthetics.

The deep blue dial with the most classic feature of the watch design, the small second, reflects this special ambience. At the heart of the watch, the Junghans radio-controlled movement simulates the cycle of day and night. The traditional, elegant design of the Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde blends seamlessly with state-of-the-art technology.

A stylish presentation is also guaranteed for the model with matt silver-plated dial and dark brown horse leather strap. The variant with metal bracelet, sapphire crystal and a water resistance of 5 bar is intended for those more inclined to sporty activities. As well as providing references for reception, the ring-rimmed sub dial also instrumental in highlighting the striking small second feature.

The Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde features the state-of-the-art J101.66 radio-controlled movement from Schramberg which checks the hand position 1,440 times every day. The minute hand begins to move immediately, almost magically, before the minute is due to strike, thus displaying the completed minute with absolute precision to the second.

Rotation of the date wheel is also triggered just prior to changeover from one day to the next, allowing the new day to begin with the correct date in the very first second. The small second feature is instrumental in the harmonization of classic watch design and state-of-the-art technology: With half-second increments of the second hand providing an additional indication of the watch’s sheer precision, the fluid movement of the hands also accentuates the elegant design.

Comfort of the MEGA technology proves a tremendous advantage when travelling: The desired time zone can be set by turning the crown in the classic manner, whereupon the wearer can lean back and relax as the hands position themselves automatically. Precise time transfer is also guaranteed to the second when setting using the Junghans MEGA App. In time zones with radio reception, the Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde exhibits the customary comfort of a radio-controlled watch – the precise time is synchronised on a daily basis.

Technical details

Meister MEGA Kleine Sekunde

Movement
Multi-frequency J101.66 radio-controlled movement

Functions
– Hands position control via ITC (Intelligent Time Correction)
– Exact time display in half-second moves via SHM (Smart Hand Motion)
– The Advanced Moving Function (AMF) enables the display of the actual time without deviation
– Smart time setting via the Junghans MEGA App
– Automatic search of time signal transmitter across 5 frequencies with the patented Junghans autoscan
– Time zone setting precise to the second
– Date display with perpetual calendar (also in quartz mode)

Case
Stainless steel, Ø 38.4 mm, height 9.2 mm, 5-times screwed stainless steel back with metallised mineral crystal, printed with a world map and reception instructions. Convex hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated or midnight blue with sunray brush
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Calf leather or horse leather strap with buckle

Special feature
Change to sapphire crystal is possible

Also available
Model with matt silver-plated dial and stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Junghans max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus white gold Limited edition

German watch manufacture Junghans celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus by presenting the limited edition max bill Chronoscope in 18-carat white gold.

Bauhaus school of ideas founded 100 years ago at which creative and proficient designers received their training. Moreover, an educational institution which has contributed considerably in shaping the concept of German industrial design – with a simplistic and distinct presentation of shapes and colours.

These Bauhaus characteristics are also significant in the design of 100 units of the limited edition max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus. Clear lines ensure that the focus remains on the most essential aspect: optimum readability of the time. Colour arrangement of the watch is inspired by the architecture of the Bauhaus building. The dial mirrors the white walls within the Bauhaus, and the red display of the date represents the famous entrance. Max Bill himself entered the school through these very doors. A particular feature of this watch is the case: for the first time Junghans will present a max bill Chronoscope made from 18 carat white gold.

The Bauhaus building in Dessau has been a forerunner in functional industrial architecture for 100 years. The most impressive elements of this building are the large windows on the façade and the distinctive Bauhaus lettering. This image is printed in detail on the back of the max bill Chronoscope with the red door on thetransparent back. The historical and world-famous windowed façade on the case back also allows the observer a partial view of the fascinating mechanism of the self-winding movement.

Technical details

Model: max bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus

Movement: Self-winding movement J880.2 with a power reserve of 48 hours, date
Chronoscope: Stop seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counter
Case: 18 carat white gold, Ø 40.0 mm, height 14.4 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal and printed Bauhaus logo, providing partial views of the movement
Dial: White highly-polished dial, luminous dots
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Polished, black calf leather strap with 18 carat white gold buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar
Special feature: Date printed in red
Limited to: 100 watches

Junghans max bill Automatic 100 Jahre Bauhaus Limited Edition

The self-winding watch being unveiled by Junghans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus could hardly be more modest, despite its extreme eloquence. As a classic three-handed watch, the max bill Automatic embodies the essential aspects envisioned by product designer Max Bill – optimum readability of the time.

Max Bill himself studied at the Bauhaus, which was founded exactly 100 years ago. After arriving in Dessau in 1927 and laying eyes on the Bauhaus building for the very first time, he described his first impression as “something never seen before: white walls and huge dark glass façades with the student residence at the forefront and the balcony doors accentuated in red lead.”

The feeling of exhilaration experienced by Max Bill upon encountering the Bauhaus is reflected in the to 1,000 watches limited edition Junghans max bill Automatic in 2019. This watch bears the fundamental ideas ingrained in the very fabric of the Bauhaus. The matt silver dial commemorates the white walls of the building in Dessau, and the anthracite coloured case is representative of the striking façade.

Designed in the colour of the architects, the grey strap is inspired by the construction element of the Bauhaus: concrete. Guaranteeing ideal readability thanks to their clear and simplistic form, the red hands mirror the colour design of the famous red doors of the Bauhaus in Dessau. A hue which is even more prominent in the red date wheel.

The back of the watch will prove a true journey through time for enthusiasts and admirers of the Bauhaus. With its large windowed façade, the Bauhaus building is impressively represented on the glass case back– at the same time allowing a view of the mechanical movement through a window steeped in history. The red accentuated here is taken directly from the renowned red door of the Bauhaus building itself.

Technical details

Model: max bill Automatic 100 Jahre Bauhaus

Movement: Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve of 38 hours
Case: Stainless steel anthracite matt PVD-coated,
Ø 38.0 mm, height 9.7 mm, convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, 4-times screwed case back with mineral crystal and printed Bauhaus logo providing partial views of the movement
Dial: Matt silver-plated dial, luminous dots
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Grey calf leather strap with PVD-coated buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar
Special feature: Date wheel and luminous substance in red
Limited to: 1000 watches

Junghans Meister Kalender with Dark Blue Dial

A Junghans classic, the Meister Kalender showcases Italian elegance in 2019. The harmonious combination of the leather strap in cognac and a dark blue dial is one of the most popular colour combinations in the Meister range. As well as exuding elegance, this exhibits a particular sense of style. The meticulous attention to detail is evident in the design of the moon phase display developed in Junghans’s very own printing facilities: A Junghans star can be clearly seen upon closer observation of the celestial bodies.

The balanced design of the dial with its harmonious proportions has been a characteristic of the Meister line since the 1930s, together with the best movements produced at the company. In the 1950s the watch designers addressed the challenge of reducing the volumes of the watch and creating intricate timepieces, despite the relatively high movement. The steeply domed plexi glasses and dials in combination with thin-walled cases lent the watches a new, elegant and graceful look.

During this time Junghans was also producing numerous mechanical calibres, such as the chronometer caliber J83, one of the finest movements to be manufactured in Germany. The design of the Meister collection continues to delight with the grace of its historical predecessors to this day. The models are an homage to the design philosophy and technical achievements of that era. Modern technology, enthralling proportions and elegant lines are still features of these Junghans classics today.

Technical details

Model: Meister Kalender

Movement: Self-winding movement J800.3 with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, date, weekday, month, moon phase
Finishing: Rhodium plating, rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, wheel train and balance bridge, blued screws
Case: Stainless steel Ø 40.4, height 12.0 mm, 5-times screwed case back with mineral crystal, hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Dial: Blue with sunray brush Printing of moon phase disc at in-house printing facilities Special features: Firmament adorned with a Junghans star
Hands: Hour and minute hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Horse leather strap with stainless steel buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar

Junghans WM-Edition 1972 Chronoscope – Official WM-Edition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019

German watch manufacture Junghans celebrates its role as the Official Timing Partner for the World Nordic Ski and Luge World Championships 2019 by presenting the

Uhrenfabrik Junghans will br sponsor for timing at the 52nd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria and the 48th FIL Luge World Cup in Winterberg, Germany.

Junghans will be in attendance from the 19th February 2019 to the 3rd March 2019 to measure the times of the top 700 athletes from 60 nations in ski jumping, cross-country skiing and in the Nordic combination.  As Official Timing Partner, Junghans will be showcased to the spectators in Seefeld, as well as on television with the broadcasting of all contests. Additionally, the Schramberg company will be awarding their own Junghans Award for the ski-jumping disciplines.

In recognition of the world championships, Junghans will unveil a limited, special sporty edition: the WM-Edition 1972 Chronoscope Quartz. Themed around the 52nd World Championships of the FIS, the official WM-Edition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 is limited to precisely 52 units.

The colour scheme of the watch follows the logo of the winter sport event and exhibits the colours red, light blue and white in the strap and the dial. The emblem of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is engraved on the back of the case as an enduring memory.

A special distinction is also being reserved by Junghans for the ski-jumpers: the Junghans Award. The athletes who achieve the overall greatest distance in their first and second individual jumps are thus distinguished in the games. A particular feature of this contest is that the distance of the jump solely decides the winner – without any adjudication of the judges and deduction of points as a result of favourable upwinds. The award will be presented immediately following conclusion of the podium ceremony. Junghans will present one of the limited edition watches as a prize to the winners.

Technical details

Model: WM-Edition 1972 Chronoscope – Official WM-Edition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019

Movement: Quartz movement J645.83 with date, small second and 24-hour display
Chronoscope: 1/5 stop seconds, 60-minute counter
Case: Stainless steel Ø 43.3 mm, height 11.3 mm, turning bezel, flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on one side, screwed stainless steel back with logo of the 52nd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Dial: Matt silver-plated dial
Hands: Minute and hour hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Red leather strap with white stitching
Stainless steel buckle
Water-resistance: up to 10 bar
Special feature: The colours of the official event logo are reflected in the red strap and the sky blue stop second hand
Limited to: 52 watches

Junghans Meister Damen Automatic

With the new Meister Damen Automatic, Junghans has created an elegant watch for the feminine wrist.

Exclusive materials underline the sophisticated design: the sparkling diamonds play with the different facets of light depending on the time of day and reflect the speciality of the moment. The changing colours of the dial blend harmoniously into the python leather strap with its light and dark nuances.

The balanced design of the dial with its harmonious proportions has been a characteristic of the Meister line since the 1930s, together with the best movements produced at the company. In the 1950s the watch designers addressed the challenge of reducing the volumes of the watch and creating intricate timepieces, despite the relatively high movement.

The steeply domed glasses and dials in combination with thin-walled cases lent the watches a new, elegant and graceful look. During this time Junghans was also producing numerous mechanical calibres, such as the chronometer calibre J83, one of the finest movements to be manufactured in Germany. The design of the Meister collection continues to delight with the grace of its historical predecessors to this day.

Technical details

Model: Meister Damen Automatic

Movement
J840.1 self-winding movement with a power reserve up to 38 hours, rapid date correction
Finishing: Rhodium plating, rotor with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, wheel train and balance bridge, blued screws

Case
Stainless steel or PVD coated Ø 33.1 mm, height 9.8 mm
4 times screwed case back with mineral crystal
Two models (027/4846.00 and 027/4847.00) with 60 diamonds on bezel
Crystal: Convex sapphire crystal, anti-reflection coating on both sides, sealed with a hard coating
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Convex dial
– Model 027/4844.00 and 027/4646.00: white polished
– Model 027/7845.00: matt silver plated
– Model 027/4847.00: with effective polished lacquer and 16 diamonds
Hands: Polished Dauphine hands with diamond cut finishing

Strap
– Model 027/4844.00 and 027/4646.00: lizard leather strap with buckle
– Model 027/4847.00: Python leather strap with buckle, this model comes in set with a beige lizard leather strap
– Model 027/7845.00: Alligator leather strap with PVD coated buckle

JUNGHANS max bill MEGA

In 2018 Junghans presents the max bill MEGA, a world first: A timepiece that embodies precision perfectly – in design and technology. The design of the watch is based on the guiding principles of Max Bill, with simplicity and precision the characteristic elements of a good design.

As a consequence, the layout of the dial is planned down to the tiniest detail: the minimalist hands and indices are arranged with absolute consision, each element has its own position, length and function. The watch is reduced to the essentials. Max Bill once declared that he was “obsessed with creating attractive, precise timepieces”.

The new J101 radio-controlled manufacture movement from Junghans is equally precise: it guarantees absolute accuracy at all times, as it receives the signal of the time signal transmitter on three continents. Outside of reception range it continues to function with the precision of an especially precise quartz movement.

The wearer can rely on correct date changing at all times, as the display also shifts automatically from the last day of the month to the 1st day of the following month when the watch is in quartz mode, or when there are 30 or fewer days in the month. The double tick of the second hand on the dial also places a focus on precision when reading the time and goes to show: Simplicity is always a tic more stylish.

The JUNGHANS max bill line
True to the premise of “form follows function”, the artist and Bauhaus pupil Max Bill created a timepiece of a special kind. The logical dial layout of the kitchen clock of 1956, which made design history as the Max Bill wall clock, became the characteristic feature of his timepieces and was incorporated into the design of the first wristwatches of Max Bill in 1961.

The artist places particular value on the combination of utility value and beauty. With constructive clarity and the strive for aesthetic perfection, the design classics of the JUNGHANS max bill line are still produced largely unchanged to this day.

Technical details

Model: max bill MEGA

Movement
J101.65 multi-frequency radio-controlled movement

Functions
– Hands position control via ITC (Intelligent Time Correction)
– Exact time display in half-second steps via SHM (Smart Hand Motion)
– The Advanced Moving Function (AMF) enables the display of the actual time without deviation
– Smart time setting via the Junghans MEGA App (from October 2018)
– Automatic search of time signal transmitter across 5 frequencies with the patented Junghans autoscan
– Time zone setting precise to the second
– Date display with perpetual calendar (also in quartz mode)

Case
Stainless steel Ø 38.0 mm, height 9.3 mm, 4-times screwed stainless steel back with metallised mineral crystal, printed with world map and reception instructions, domed hard plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Water resistance: Up to 3 bar

Dial
Matt silver-plated or anthracite matt, dial markings with environmentallyfriendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Calf leather strap with stainless steel buckle
Stainless steel Milanaise bracelet in stainless steel with security buckle

Junghans Watches

For more than 150 years, the Junghans brand has stood for quality, reliability and passion. Based in Schramberg, Germany, the long-established, independent company designs and manufactures watches that set new standards and are held in high regard around the world. Having close ties to the company’s location and being committed to the values that Junghans embodies, the owners work hard to maintain traditions and to move purposefully forward to a successful future. Tradition and an unswerving spirit of innovation are also reflected in the design and engineering of the company’s watches. In this regard the spectrum embraces all current watchmaking technologies: from classic mechanical watches and quartz technology all the way to the company’s own radio controlled and solar technology.

The story of Junghans, which began in the Black Forest in 1861, is one of the most eventful and fascinating success stories in the German watch industry.

Inventiveness and the pursuit of precision are the keys to the success of Junghans watches. Very soon after the company’s founding in 1861, Junghans timepieces gained an international reputation as reliable precision products of German matchmaking. The achievements of Arthur Junghans, son of the company’s founder and himself a great inventor, are legendary. Arthur Junghans had an exceptional understanding of how to combine technical advancements with traditional values of matchmaking. Watches, which were all mechanical at the time, became affordable for broader sections of the population, and the company grew increasingly successful. By 1903, Junghans boasted the world’s largest watch factory.

The demands placed on timepieces have changed over the years, but the junghans philosophy has remained the same. The unique combination of the traditional matchmaking craft, the pursuit of innovation, and a fusing of modernity and tradition continue to shape the work of Junghans today. Traditional values continue to create matchmaking history. The invention and continued development of radio technology are tightly linked with the name Junghans. In the Readers’ Digest survey entitled “European Most Trusted Brands”, Junghans was elected the most trusted brand in Germany in 2003 and 2004.

A Quest for Excellence- From the Very Beginning
The Junghans watch factory came into being in 1861. Erhard Junghans founded the company in Schramberg. A small town in the Black Forest, together with his brother-in-law, Jakob Zeller-Tobler. At first, they specialized in manufacturing individual parts for watch production. The precision of Junghans work quickly became synonymous with outstanding quality of manufacturing. The first watches bearing the Junghans brand were designed and constructed by the company’s own master watchmakers in 1866.

Arthur Junghans
Following his father’s untimely demise, Arthur Junghans took over the company in 1875. a watchmaker by trade, he had studied the latest technologies on his travels through America. Many innovations thus found their way into a company where Arthur Junghans himself was now in charge of inspiration, construction, and technological development.

The Star over Junghans
The 8-point star that is still the Junghans trademark today was first registered in 1890. At that time, many patents and processes were already developed that gave Junghans a competitive edge in quality and manufacturing. Junghans watches came to be known as affordable, high-quality products from Germany and sold well around the world. In 1903, Arthur Junghan’s vision became a reality-Junghans was the world’s largest watch factory. More than 3,000 employees produced more than 3 million watches each year. The manufacturing facility soon had to be expanded. And so the terrace building came into being, with a step-like construction that delivered natural daylight to each and every watchmaker’s work station. This building was also the place where Germany’s first mechanical wristwatches were manufactured.

A Precious Legacy in Difficult Times
After Arthur Junghans’ death, his sons Erwin and Oscar took over management of the company in 1920. Continuing the company’s legacy and maintaining its high standards was no easy task, but the brothers mastered it successfully. In line with the spirit of the age, more and more wristwatches were manufactured, which would quickly replace pocket watches as the most popular style of watch on the market. Even after the Second World War and the dismantling of the factory, the innovative spirit of Junghans’ master watchmakers remained undaunted. Junghans developed the first wristwatch chronograph Movement, the legendary j88, as early as 1946. Junghans was also able to assert itself as a company with a long tradition and a spirit for innovation in the new market environment of post-war reconstruction. In 1955, the first line of electrical watches was one such innovation. In 1957, a collaboration with Max Bill of the Bauhaus school began, whose matter-of-fact design remains as popular as ever.

The Time of Quartz
Following the successful consolidation of the company after 1945, Junghans began to focus on new, more precise methods for measuring time. The first result of these efforts was the electric movement. But it was the newly invented quartz technology that Junghans really took up and developed further. The first German quartz clock was built at the end of the 1960s and Germany’s first quartz wristwatch was built in 1970. as a pioneer of chronographic development, Junghans made history once again as the official timekeeper of the 1972 Olympic Games.

Junghans and the Radio-Controlled Timepiece
Junghans created yet another revolution on the clock-and watch making market when they developed the first radio-controlled table clock. The world’s first radio-controlled wristwatch, the mega 1, followed the first radio-controlled solar clock in 1990. to celebrate the Mega 1’s 15th anniversary in 2005 and to pay tribute to the classic, Junghans launched the Mega 1000, a new interpretation of the world’s first radio-controlled wrist watch, combining contemporary design and ultra-modern technology.

Highest Standards of Technology and Design
An independent design culture was as important to Junghans as continuous technological progress. This claim was further reinforced with the design and manufacture of Junghans watches in the design of Max Bill, commencing in 1956. This collaboration resulted in a now legendary watch collection, which subsequently became a classic of modern design. Innovative design accents were also set in 1990 with the launch of the world’s first radio-controlled wristwatch, the Mega 1, which was created in association with Frog Design. The years that preceded this were eventful ones, with the company presenting the first German quartz wristwatch, the Astro-Quartz, in 1970. Further milestones included, in the pioneering 1990s, the first radio-controlled solar watch, in 1993, and the use of high-tech materials such as ceramics, the first multi-frequency radio-controlled watch, in 2004, as well as the expansion of the mechanical collection. In 2011 Junghans celebrated its 150-year-old success story with three limited edition mechanical models and new interpretations of historic series, such as the Meister collection.

The Force model saw the first ever combination of Junghans’ own multi-frequency radio-controlled technology with solar technology in a ceramic case. Its especially slim movement is equipped with the patented Junghans Autoscan technology, which enables the automatic identification of the current time signal and synchronises the time when travel-ling. In 2012 Junghans entered into an exciting co-operation with Bogner: in close collaboration with the successful sportsman, filmmaker and fashion designer the mechanical watch range Bogner by Junghans was created, with Willy Bogner himself the inspiration.

In 2013 it is the elegant Meister watches that are setting the tone at Uhrenfabrik Junghans. With their unmistakable design they reflect both the past and present of the brand: first manufactured in the 1930s and further developed until the 1960s, today they make a clear statement for the construction of classic mechanical watches at Junghans.

Meister Range
The success story of the Meister collection from Schramberg based Uhrenfabrik Junghans begins in the 1930s. The highest quality standards were upheld from the very beginning – only the company’s best movements were installed in Meister watches. Today still, the distinctive models display the highest watchmaking expertise and the unmistakable Junghans design, which lend the traditional brand its authentic character.

The origins of the Meister range can be traced back to 1936. In addition to its characteristic appearance, it is distinguished by its painstakingly refined movements. The name, “Meister” (engl. Master), derives from the quality of the movements that were used: only the best, most sophisticated movements of Uhrenfabrik Junghans are utilised in the complex interior of these models, representing the highest level of mechanical expertise that Junghans has to offer.

Until the 1960s, the external design of the classically-elegant timepieces was the responsibility of “watch architect” Anton Ziegler. Even proportions and a high standard of quality – the basis for the design principles of Anton Ziegler. He was particularly focused on the balanced design of the dials: “Only when the relationship between the dial elements is right can an attractive watch be created” – thus the motto of the designer. Today, these values are still to be found in the design culture of the long-standing company.

In the 1950s and 1960s Junghans set new standards in the Meister collection and throughout the watch sector. As early as 1951 Junghans occupied a key position in the market as Germany’s largest manufacturer of chronometers, with the calibre J82. With its unusually large screw balance, the chronometer certified calibre J82 represents a significant milestone in movement development and enabled Junghans to become the world’s third-largest chronometer producer in 1956. In the years to 1960 the J82 was continuously perfected and installed in thousands of officially-tested chronometers each year.

A further legendary movement is the calibre J88, a column wheel chronograph developed in-house with a complex Breguet spring, fitted to the company’s chronographs from 1949 onwards. In 1951 the dials displayed a tachymeter and telemeter function for the first time. When in 1955 the newly-established Bundeswehr went looking for a service watch for its pilots, the order was won by Junghans. It went on to produce the now legendary pilot chronograph with its dodecagonal bezel (type BW-111). In 1970 what were then considered the last Meister watches were manufactured, with the focus now having shifted to quartz watches, which were pushing mechanical watches out of the market.

In 2011 the Meister range was awakened to new life. This year saw Uhrenfabrik Junghans celebrate its 150th anniversary and to mark the occasion the timepieces were given a contemporary new interpretation, based on their historic predecessors. Their characteristic design reflects both the past and present of the brand. The classically-designed dials receive their unmistakable appearance from the saucer-shaped subdials.

Limited special editions of the Meister Chronoscope and Meister Chronometer were presented to mark the company anniversary. Today, in addition to the classic designs such as the Meister Handaufzug with a subsidiary second, the Meister Classic or the Meister Chronoscope, the range also includes complications with moon phase or calendar week display. For ladies, a feminine interpretation of the historic predecessors was created.

Inspired by a historic chronograph of 1951, Junghans presented a newcomer to the ranks of Meister watches in 2014. The Meister Telemeter adapts specific details, such as the unusual arrangement of the subdials, to the present. Also equipped with telemeter and tachymeter scale, the Meister Telemeter is a successful homage to its ancestors. The fine scale around the minute graduation and the shiny silver of the dial radiate both modernity and traditional values. This combination of classic watch design and sporty dynamism on the dial makes this contemporary reworking of the timepiece a constant companion –not just for sporting occasions.

Meister Telemeter

2015 saw the range take to the skies with the Meister Pilot: an unmistakable appearance and mechanical independence make the timepiece the perfect co-pilot for the wrist. Its design incorporates the key design elements of the legendary Junghans pilot watch of 1955, combining them with the elegant, light forms of the current Meister collection. The domed sapphire crystal has an anti -reflection coating on both sides and provides an ideal view of the clear luminescent numerals and distinctive hands.

The attention to detail is also evident in the design of the seven-time screwed case back, which features a distinctive element: a specially-designed compass rose, which incorporates the symbolism of classic aviation in the form of an artificial horizon. The particular design principle of the front assembly lends the timepiece an unusual elegance for a pilot watch – and the lightness required for takeoff.

Junghans and the automobile – a strong connection that has been in place since the end of the 19th century, when Arthur Junghans, son of the company founder, was already a passionate car enthusiast. With the Meister Driver launched in 2016 Uhrenfabrik Junghans is once again expressing this passion for the automobile, one also shared by the current owners – Dr. Hans-Jochem Steim and Hannes Steim.

The design of the Meister Driver is based on features of selected classic cars from their impressive collection. Design elements of the instrument displays of these classics can be seen in the timepieces: dials reminiscent of a speedometer, the special paint scheme and leather strap with contrasting seam, evocative of leather car seats, reflect the historic background of the watches.

Official website: www.junghans.de

Junghans Meister MEGA

The Junghans Meister MEGA, the watch created by the designers in Schramberg, is equipped with a state-of-the-art radio controlled movement developed by the company’s in-house engineers. The design follows the tradition of the Meister line. A balanced dial with harmonious proportions bears witness to the elegant style of the timepiece. The continents depicted on the watch are an indication that the Meister MEGA is at home in the world.

The new J101 radio-controlled movement of the Meister MEGA guarantees absolute precision everywhere. The basis for this is four years of development work and the radio control technology know-how acquired over the course of over three decades. The movement as a whole comprises a total of 146 components, which are tested to the strictest precision criteria. For example, the plate is tested at 1,462 measuring points to an accuracy of 5 micrometres. This accuracy in production is also reflected in the accuracy of the watch.

On three continents the time is received via a time signal with a deviation of just 0.006 seconds in one million years. If the watch is outside of the reception range, it continues to run automatically with the accuracy of an especially precise quartz movement – with a maximum time deviation of 8 seconds a year.

The ITC technology (Intelligent Time Correction) ensures that the position of the second hand is compared with the most recently received time information 1,440 times per day – and adjusted when necessary. Even greater accuracy comes from the SHM technology (Smart Hand Motion), which ensures that the watch is even more precise, thanks to the half-second steps of the second hand. In addition, the movement of second and minute hands and the changing of the date are triggered a fraction of a second before the time change – for the most accurate display of the actual time. The wearer can rely on correct date changing at all times, as the display also shifts automatically from the last day of the month to the 1st day of the following month when the watch is in quartz mode, or when there are 30 or fewer days in the month.

The Meister MEGA from Junghans is not just precise, it is also convenient to operate. Time synchronisation of the movement takes place automatically every day. When travelling to another time zone, the time can be adjusted via the crown, either in hourly steps or by using the stored time zones – without losing the precision of the seconds. In addition, wearers also have the option of setting the watch to their individual time when outside of the reception areas, using the Junghans MEGA App.

Technical details

Model with world map dial

Movement
J101.65 multi-frequency radio-controlled movement

Functions
– Hands position control via ITC (Intelligent Time Correction)
– Exact time display in half-second steps via SHM (Smart Hand Motion)
– The Advanced Moving Function (AMF) enables the display of the actual time without deviation
– Smart time setting via the Junghans MEGA App (October 2018)
– Automatic search of time signal transmitter across 5 frequencies with the patented Junghans autoscan
– Time zone setting precise to the second
– Date display with perpetual calendar (also in quartz mode)

Case
Stainless steel Ø 38.4 mm, height 9.6 mm, 5-times screwed stainless steel back with tinted mineral crystal, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides
Water resistance: Up to 5 bar

Dial
Anthracite with sunray brush
The dial features a world map and reception instructions
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Models with Matt silver-plated or midnight blue dial

Movement
J101.65 multi-frequency radio-controlled movement

Functions
– Hands position control via ITC (Intelligent Time Correction)
– Exact time display in half-second moves via SHM (Smart Hand Motion)
– The Advanced Moving Function (AMF) enables the display of the actual time without deviation
– Smart time setting via the Junghans MEGA App (from October 2018)
– Automatic search of time signal transmitter across 5 frequencies with the patented Junghans autoscan
– Time zone setting precise to the second
– Date display with perpetual calendar (also in quartz mode)

Case
Stainless steel or rose gold-coloured PVD-coated, Ø 38.4 mm, height 9.2 mm, 5-times screwed stainless steel back with metallised mineral crystal, printed with a world map and reception instructions. Domed Plexiglas with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, exchange to sapphire crystal possible

Dial
Matt silver-plated or midnight blue with sunray brush
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

Strap
Horse leather strap with stainless steel or rose gold-coloured PVD-coated buckle
Water resistance: Up to 3 bar

J101.65 Movement – Technical data

Type: Multi-frequency radio-controlled movement
Reception range: DCF77, MSF, JJY40, JJY60, WWVB
Frequency: 32.768 Hz
Power: 3 motors
Diameter: 28.0 mm
Height: 3.85 mm
Jewels: 6
Display: Hour, minute, central second, date
Date shift: Direct drive forwards and backwards
Real time display without deviation via Advanced Moving
Function technology (AMF)
Hand movement Forwards and backwards
Hand shift: Exact time display in half-second steps via
Smart Hand Motion technology (SHM)
Real time display without deviation via Advanced Moving
Function technology (AMF)
Battery: CR1025 (3V) battery
Battery lifetime: 2 years
Rating deviation In radio-controlled mode, max. rating deviation 0.02 seconds
In quartz mode +/- 8 seconds/year

Functions

Time zones: Convenient setting of all current time zones via crown
Radio reception: Automatic and manual time signal synchronisation
Hand position control: Intelligent Time Correction (ITC)
The patented light barrier system compares the position of the second hand 1,440 times per day with the time information last received. In addition, the position of hour and minute hands is compared daily, the position of the date once a month. A correction occurs when required.
Autoscan: Patented, automatic search of time signal transmitters DCF77, MSF, JJY40, JJY60, WWVB
Calendar: Perpetual calendar, even in quartz mode, until the year 2400
Function without radio reception: Same scope of function on the basis of a highly-precise quartz movement with perpetual calendar
Energy saving mode: Sleep mode
Operating function: Low battery display

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

Junghans FORM Damen

With its clear lines, the minimalist fashion style focuses on the essentials. An elegant look is achieved through concise tailoring – frequently purist, always discreetly avantgarde.

Junghans has now brought this zeitgeist to the wrist with its new gem. The FORM Damen makes a clear design statement, adhering consistently to the creative principles of the FORM line. An insinuation of depth is achieved by the concave doming of the dial and the embossed minute track – details that underscore the geometric design.

Unadorned and with an impression of lightness, the FORM Damen is a watch for every occasion. The interchangeable straps make it a colourful eye-catcher. Whether worn with a business outfit of blazer and pencil skirt or casually with a white shirt, jeans and sneakers – it can be combined with any look.

The Junghans FORM range
Inspired by the urban zeitgeist, Uhrenfabrik Junghans has created a new range that follows its own principles. The extensive experience of the Junghans designers creates the basis for the simple, modern design of the FORM: clear lines and consistent design elements characterise the style of this timepieces. The classic side view and geometric interplay between concave dial and convex case shape – also ensuring pleasant wearing comfort – are the key design elements of this line. The dials are distinguished by their remarkable tri-dimensionality and depth effect.

Technical details

Model: FORM Damen

Movement: J645.36 quartz movement
Case: Stainless steel Ø 34.1 mm, height 7.0 mm, flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
Dial: Concave dial with embossed square minute track and matt silver-plated finish
Hands: Hands with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous substance
Strap: Milanaise bracelet in stainless steel with safety buckle
Leather strap with stainless steel buckle
Interchangeable straps in the latest trend colours
Distinctive feature of leather straps: Quick release for fast and simple strap change
Water resistance: Up to 5 bar

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Edition SC

German watch manufacture Junghans welcomes two new limited edition timepieces to its Meister Chronoscope series. Two new special features of these models are the sophisticated grey dial and sapphire crystal front glass.

The two limited models of the Meister Chronoscope in sophisticated anthracite are stylish companions and masters of the moment. On the dial is a discreet reference to the feature of this special edition: Edition SC – Sapphire Crystal.

For the first time, the two models have a domed sapphire crystal as well as a leather strap with folding clasp – two elements that enhance the durability of the timepiece. The leather strap with folding clasp secures the watch perfectly to the wrist and also offers optimal wearing comfort.

The domed sapphire crystal front glass emphasises the elegance of the timepiece, as well as offering even greater scratch resistance and durability than the hard plexi-glass otherwise used.  The steeply-domed glass is a key design factor in the fine appearance of the watches. For reasons of design, aesthetics and history, in recent years the Meister models have been produced solely with hard plexi-glass, the special coating of which delivers enhanced scratch resistance. To optimise the refraction of the sapphire crystal the glass has anti-reflection coating on both sides and is sealed with a hard coating.

Since the 1930s the Meister series has been characterised by an evenly designed dial, with balanced proportions and the best movements the company has to offer. In the 1950s the watch designers addressed the challenge of reducing the volumes of the watch and creating intricate timepieces, despite the relatively high movement.

The steeply domed glasses and dials in combination with thin-walled cases lent the watches a new, elegant and graceful look. The current models of the Meister range are homage to the creative philosophy of those years. Exciting proportions and dish-shaped totalisers underscore the elegantly-flowing lines of the models.

Technical details
Model: Meister Chronoscope Edition SC

Movement
J880.1 automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 48 hours, small second 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 with stripe finishing and engraved logo, bridge with decor

Case
Stainless steel or stainless steel with PVD coating, Ø 40.7 mm, height 13.9 mm
Mineral crystal back, 5-times screwed glass back
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflection coating on both sides and sealed with a hard coating
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial/hands
Domed dial with bowl-shaped subdials, hands with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material

Strap
Leather strap with stainless steel or PVD-coated folding clasp

Edition
Ref. 027/7720.03: Limited edition of 100 watches
Ref. 027/4725.03: Limited edition of 200 watches

Junghans new max bill Edition 2017

The new max bill Edition 2017 combines two works of art by Max Bill: the wristwatch that he designed and his “grafische reihen” – a insider tip, and not only for Bauhaus enthusiasts.

The max bill classic from Junghans is available as a special edition in 2017. A fascinating timepiece that fully embodies the Bauhaus philosophy, reflecting the core motto of “form follows function” in every detail.

On the back of the Edition 2017 the “variation 1” print from the range of “grafische reihen” (graphic series) by Max Bill can be seen, distinguishing the model as a top tip for connoisseurs – and enabling them to carry the creativeness of the architect with them at all times. The “grafische reihen” are reflecting the continuous developments from geometric forms, which also are mathematically justified: With “variation 1” the side of a polygon forms simultaneously the side of the next polygon. The artist referred to his work as “a pure interaction of form and colour … the sole purpose of which is to delight with its existence”. It was created in the early years of his career (1935-1938), after attending the Bauhaus in Dessau, founded as an art school by Walter Gropius. The timepiece is also derived from the perfect sense of proportion of Max Bill, who created the first wristwatches for Junghans in 1961 – a close association that lends a particular expressiveness to this model.

The JUNGHANS max bill Edition 2017 is available in two exciting variants: with a lined index dial for admirers of absolute purism or a dial featuring the Max Bill typography with arabic numbers for the hour markers. Both versions are equipped with a special strap featuring the colours used in “variation 1” on the lining leather.

Limited edition set for collectors
The exclusive edition set is limited to 222 – a limitation derived from the number 22, which had particular significance for Max Bill, as both his birthday and the date of his wedding to his wife Binia fell on the 22nd day of the month. Max Bill always reserved the no. 22 of limited art works for himself. In addition to the wristwatch, the set also includes a Bauhaus-style table clock with quartz movement, the back of which also displays “variation 1”, one range of the “grafische reihen” by Max Bill.

Two design classics that will quicken the pulse of every lover of design – both on the wrist and in the home.

The JUNGHANS max bill range
In keeping with the premise “form follows function”, artist and Bauhaus scholar Max Bill created a timepiece of a very special kind. The logical dial design of the 1956 Max Bill kitchen clock, a design milestone, became the characteristic feature of his timepieces, incorporated into the design of the first Max Bill wristwatches in 1961. The artist placed particular emphasis on the combination of utilitarian value and beauty. With clear lines and the strive for aesthetic perfection, the design classics of the JUNGHANS max bill range are still created in nearly the same way.

Technical details
max bill Edition 2017
Movement: J645.33 quartz movement
Case: Stainless steel Ø 38.0 mm, height 7.9 mm, 4-times screwed mineral crystal back, printed on the inside with “variation 1” from one of the “grafische reihen” (graphic series), domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Dial/hands: Matt fine silver-plated, dial markings and hands with environmentally friendly Super Luminova luminous material
Strap: Calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle, blue or green lining leather to match the limited edition print
Water resistance: Splash resistant

max bill Edition Set 2017
Wristwatch
Movement: J645.33 quartz movement
Case: Stainless steel Ø 38.0 mm, height 7.9 mm, 4-times screwed mineral crystal back, printed on the inside with “variation 1” from one of the “grafische reihen” (graphic series), domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
Dial/hands: Matt fine silver-plated, dial markings and hands with environmentally friendly Super Luminova luminous material
Strap: Calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle, blue lining leather to match the limited edition print
Water resistance: Splash resistant

Table clock
Movement: J738 quartz movement
Case: Wooden case, white silk-matt 164 x 174 mm, diamond-polished aluminium ring, mineral crystal, back printed with limited edition print
Dial/hands: White matt, polished hands

Junghans New Meister Pilot with DLC

Junghans has given the 2016 Meister Pilot an even more robust surface finish, making it more distinctive than ever. The DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating is in a class of its own: the dark anthracite colour lends the watch its unique appearance, with the material itself offering optimal protection against scratches and making the Meister Pilot a dependable co-pilot. The new timepiece adheres firmly to the tradition of pilot watches at Junghans: the legendary chronograph of 1955 was issued to the then newly-formed Bundeswehr.

The instrument-styled dial with its large numerals offers optimal legibility, as is also required for on-board clocks. Matt surfaces and the anti-reflection coated (both sides) sapphire crystal serve to keep light reflection to a minimum, including when flying at night, whilst the intensive white luminous material keeps the time display in focus. The Meister Pilot is powered by a dependable automatic calibre.

Technical details
Movement
J880.4 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, chronoscope function with central stop second and 30-minute counter, Bicompax display (subsidiary second at 3 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock)
Finishing: Rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, train and balance bridge

Case
Stainless steel Ø 43.3 mm, height 14.4 mm, DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, bi-directional rotating bezel with environmentally-friendly luminous material
Characteristic features of the Meister Pilot are the 12 concave notches on the bezel
Domed, sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflection coating, 7-times screwed case back with compass rose décor
Water resistance: up to 10 bar

Dial
Domed dial, hour indices with environmental-friendly Super Luminova luminous material
Hands: Black-coated hour and minute markers with environmental-friendly Super Luminova luminous material, second hand with triangle tip with environmental friendly Super Luminova luminous material

Strap
Leather strap with flap and DLC-coated stainless steel buckle

Junghans Meister Driver Day Date

The Meister Driver Day Date from Junghans incorporates optical elements from historical instrument displays in its design.

The cars of the 1930s continue to fascinate aficionados around the world to this day. It is the era in which higher speeds and longer distances make the speedometer increasingly important, whilst the cockpit itself begins to feature a clear arrangement of instruments. One element on the dashboard is the speedometer, with its total and daily tally of kilometres. These small details from the historical role models are incorporated into the new Meister Driver Day Date, in turn establishing a link to the Meister Driver of 2016.

The designers at Junghans have drawn inspiration from the display of total and daily kilometres in creating the Meister Driver Day Date: the day and date displays are in the form of rotating columns – a nod to the automobile role model. The unique form of this display, which features semi-transparent surfaces to the side of the actual date and weekday display, is enabled by individual printing in the in-house dial printing facility.

The colour scheme of the timepiece is also inspired by the tachometers of the 1930s: a refinement with polished paintwork conveys a very special flair. With a diameter of 40 mm, the new Meister Driver Day Date is a three-handed watch with an independent character.

Technical details
Model: Meister Driver Day Date

Movement
J800.4 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, rapid date correction
Special feature: Weekday display at 12 o’clock and date at 6 o’clock
Finishing: Rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, train and balance bridge, blued screws

Case
Stainless steel Ø 40.4, height 11.9 mm, mineral crystal back, convex plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, 5-times screwed glass back
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Convex dial with effective polished lacquer, hour or minute markers with an environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material
Hands: Black-coated Dauphin hands with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material

Strap
Calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle and lining leather with perforation, stainless steel strap with folding clasp