Technological distinctiveness calls for customized manufacturing. And the process can only begin when all components have successfully passed quality controls.
Following dial assembly, mounting of the hands and setting into the case, a radio-controlled timepiece goes through very special tests, such as a time signal reception sensitivity test for different frequencies in our in-house time tunnel.
A mechanical Junghans will remain with a single watchmaker or a small team of specialists, who are fully responsible for its development from the first moment onwards, all the way through to power reserve fine-tuning and final water-resistance testing.
Ideas, innovation and design have a long heritage at Junghans. Long before a Junghans watch finds its way to its owner’s wrist, market trends are analyzed and new technologies are developed in our R&D facilities.
This creative process is the take-off point for each and every one of our timepieces – and has been for more than 150 years.
Over and above legibility, a watch’s functionality, its ergonomic handling, as well as manufacturing and assembly-related criteria, are put through stringent testing.
And it is only once all factors have been addressed to the satisfaction of our designers and watchmakers that we proceed to manufacturing individual components. For us, it is a given that quality is always top priority.
The Junghans watch factory came in to 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 Junghans watches were designed and constructed by the company’s master watchmakers in 1866.
The eight-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, the vision became a reality – Junghans was the world’s largest clock factory.
More than 3,000 employees produced more than three million watches each year. The manufacturing facility soon had to be expanded. And so the terrace building came in to being, with a step-like construction that delivered natural daylight to each and every watchmaker’s workstation. This building was also the place where the first mechanical wristwatches were manufactured.
For more than 150 years, the Junghans brand name has stood for a clear statement of affirmation to its Schramberg business location. We see the “Made in Germany” label not simply as a declaration of the watch’s origin but also as a commitment.
Accordingly, the conception, design, engineering and quality control as well as the assembly of every watch takes place here in-house. A “Junghans” is thus not only “Made in Germany” but also imbued with the characteristics of the Schramberg business location.