Moments in time with the new models from JUNGHANS max bill

10/27/2017

In charming, minimalist fashion the models supplement the family of purist classic designs with new touches.



The pride of passing a final exam, the good feeling after a successful job interview or the calm contentment of an anniversary as a couple: the moments when we set new paths for the future and celebrate objectives achieved are characterised by particular clarity and joy. These are occasions on which we make a gift or treat ourselves – and thus remember them forever.

A look at the golden max bill model brings these moments back to life in a particularly lovely way. In charming, minimalist fashion the models supplement the family of purist classic designs with new touches: the numbers and date stand out from the white face in berry and night blue, thus emphasising the characteristic Max Bill typography. This colour scheme is also mirrored by the straps. Combined with the clear lines of the golden case this creates a premium, holistically styled watch, which with every glance at our wrist makes us conscious: this is a special timepiece for special times.

The JUNGHANS max bill range

True to the premise 'form follows function', artist and Bauhaus student Max Bill designed a time-piece of a special kind. The logical clock face layout of the 1956 kitchen clock that went down in design history as the Max Bill wall clock became the characteristic feature of his timepieces and was incorporated into the design of his first wristwatches in 1961. The artist placed particular importance on the combination of practicality and beauty. With design clarity and the pursuit of aesthetic perfection, the design classics of the JUNGHANS max bill range continue to be made in almost exactly the same way to this day.

JUNGHANS max bill Ladies Features

Movement:   Quartz movement J643.29
 
Case:   Stainless steel, PVD-coated; diameter 32.7mm, height 6.9mm; domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
 
Dial/hands:  White matt, dial and hands with environmentally friendly luminous Super-Luminova substance
Special feature: Colour of dial print and date matching the colour of the leather strap
 
Strap:   Leather strap with PVD coated buckle
Special feature: Quick Release function for quick and easy strap replace-ment/exchange
 
Water resistance:   Splash resistant

 

JUNGHANS max bill Quartz Features

Movement:   Quartz movement J645.33
 
Case:   Stainless steel, PVD-coated; diameter 38.0 mm, height 7.9 mm; domed hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
 
Face/hands:  White matt, dial and hands with environmentally friendly luminous Super-Luminova substance
Special feature: Colour of dial print and date matching the colour of the leather strap
 
Wrist strap:   Leather strap with PVD-coated buckle
 
Water resistance:   Splash resistant

 

Junghans – The German watch

Junghans was founded in the Black Forest town of Schramberg in 1861. Over 150 years of ex-pertise in precision and design is reflected in memorable milestones: In 1903 Junghans was the largest watch manufacturer in the world, with over 3,000 employees. The development of preci-sion movements made the company the largest German manufacturer of chronometers in 1951 and the third largest worldwide in 1956. In 1972 Junghans was the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Munich, setting new standards in timekeeping. After an eventful and turbu-lent company history, the Schramberg entrepreneurs Dr. Hans-Jochem and Hannes Steim be-came the new owners of the venerable company in 2009. Each watch is produced in Schram-berg with great attention to detail, technological expertise and high standards of design and quality. The collection comprises charismatic timepieces: The Meister watches, which have been produced since the 1930s, reflect the history and present of the company. In 1956 Max Bill de-signed watches that have become absolute classics. Distinguished by the Bauhaus philosophy, they are still produced today in nearly unchanged form. Junghans set new standards in 1990 with the invention of the radio-controlled wristwatch – a technology that is still used today, in combination with environmentally-friendly solar power. A wide variety of technology as unique as the watches bearing the star.