The world today is connected like never before. Headlines are circulated around the globe in real time, and market prices react immediately to changes on a far distant continent. The abun-dance of information and the pace at which it is shared is increasing at a phenomenal rate. In addition to business relations extending across international borders over the years, however, family and friendships are now also spreading far and wide around the planet. Progress in digi-talisation is increasingly transcending the laws of space and time.
This sense of global networking is the inspiration behind the new Meister Worldtimer from Junghans: A timepiece that exhibits most elegantly the perpetual movement of our world. The radial aperture in the dial reveals a grey hour disc which displays the time in 24 different loca-tions simultaneously. A specific city is allocated to every hour of the day in its respective time zone. Should one wish to send a Good Night message to loved ones back home while away on a business trip, the night time hours between 7pm and 6am are represented in black to provide an invaluable guide.
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. While the dial mirrors the progression of time across the globe, the glass back of the case provides a glimpse of the self-winding movement.
The Meister Worldtimer serves as a reminder that we can still enjoy moments of serenity, even in this ever-increasingly hectic and globalised world of ours. And although our loved ones may be far away in a completely different time zone, we are likewise reminded that we are all living precisely the same moment.