• In 1946 the plans for the first wristwatch chronographs with the in-house J88 calibre are on the table: a hand-wound chronograph with 19 jewels, colum wheel system and intricate Breguet spring. With its stopwatch function, the watch becomes the image of a typical "pilot watch" when the newly-formed Bundeswehr seeks a service watch for its pilots.

    Junghans submits the chronograph with the highly robust and reliable J88 movement and wins the contract. Behind the 14 lignes calibre is an attractively-gilt, classic movement, produced by Junghans from 1950 to 1964. The watch later also becomes available to civilians.

  • 1949

    A radiant star of German wristwatch manufacturing