Ever since its introduction back in the 1930s, the Meister line has constituted the heart of the Junghans watch collection. Their distinctive design combines classic elegance with finest technology. Emerging as the third largest manufacturer of chronometers in the world in the middle of the 20th century, producing the majority of mechanical movements, Junghans continued to retain their most distinguished calibres solely for their Meister watches.
In commemoration of their 160-year anniversary, Uhrenfabrik Junghans revisit these periods in the company’s history to guarantee a captivating and authentic revival of the heyday of ground-breaking watch mechanics with the Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160. In particular: the legendary J620 hand-winding movement ticking away inside this edition model, limited to just 160 units. Developed and produced decades ago in Schramberg, these movements are undergoing a renaissance in this anniversary year, with loving attention to detail including a rose gold finish. Sapphire crystal on the case back provides a glimpse of the beautifully embellished watch mechanics, with an individual limited edition number verifying unique status of every copy of the exclusive anniversary model. A part of time history is revisited each time the mainspring is wound.
Design as a sign of the times
Presentation of the Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160 also pays homage to the history of a watch line steeped in tradition – quite literally carrying the signature of the master. An historical Junghans signature, protected by trademark law since 1910, is featured on the matt silver-plated dial in place of the usual logo in block capitals. Dauphine hands, diamond-cut indices and minute track with pearl finish are wholly reminiscent of the style popular in the 1950s – ensuring that every glance at the time is actually an observation of history itself.
The characteristic form of the polished case made from 18-carat rose gold precisely replicates that of the original Meister from the middle of the last century, as does the brown calf leather strap of the watch: intricate embossed lines, decorative seams and a concavity towards the centre serve to enhance the classic charm of the timepiece. A long-held identity combines the Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160 with modern requirements, featuring a contemporary 39 millimetre case diameter and sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides, as well as a water resistance of 10 bar.
The limited Meister Signatur Handaufzug Edition 160 revisits the heyday of ground-breaking watch mechanics. A legendary movement and authentic presentation bestows the signature of every era of ingenuity onto all 160 units.