“Made in Schramberg” for 160 years

Junghans celebrates its 160th anniversary by reviving several classics and bestsellers from its history

Historical rarity

Limited to 160 timepieces, this anniversary edition embodies a tribute to the golden age of fine Meister watches in the 1950s. This 18-karat gold watch brings history to life with subtle details such as the original lettering (which dates back to 1910), finely diamondized indexes, and sophisticated circular graining for the minutes. Not only the design is profoundly authentic: historic hand-wound movement (Caliber J620), which was developed and produced in Schramberg decades ago, ticks inside this watch. A peek through the back of the case immediately discoveries this lovingly hand-finished and rose-gold-plated caliber. Connoisseurs and aficionados will admire the sunburst pattern on the ratchet wheel, the glossy polish on the barrel bridge and the geartrain bridge, and the longitudinal beveling on the balance cock.
“Meister Signature Hand-wound Edition 160”

Newly interpreted

A technically complex process powers the time display in mechanical watches. The motion of the rotor or the winding crown tightens the mainspring and thus supplies it with the necessary reserve of energy. The mainspring gradually releases this power to the gear train, thus keeping the precise mechanism in motion until the mainspring has expended its reservoir of power. The “Meister Power Reserve Edition 160” relies on a colored index-shaped indicator to show how much energy remains in the mainspring to power the movement. This sophisticated form of display is inspired by a historic model from the 1950s. Junghans offers three variants, each limited to 160 timepieces: one stainless steel model is impressive thanks to its fine silver-plated dial and its seven-row metal bracelet, which was specially designed for this collection; another model has a blue sunburst dial and a leather strap; and the third variant combines a gold-colored case, a leather strap and a silver-plated dial. Color-matched to each of the three variants, the power-reserve display blends harmoniously with the Meister’s elegant design. A green-yellow-red display, similar to the colors of a traffic light, indicates the power reserve of the model with a stainless steel bracelet. On the two versions with leather straps, the power-reserve indicator grows even more striking as the remaining tension in the mainspring decreases: the aperture in the dial becomes increasingly gray up to the halfway point of the remaining power reserve, when red appears in the window to signal that the mainspring has nearly exhausted its reserve of energy.
“Meister Power-reserve Edition 160”

Bauhaus classics in a set of three

This year, Junghans celebrates both its 160th birthday and the 60th anniversary of Max Bill on the wrist. The extensive collection, which explores the reduced Bauhaus design in numerous variations for men and women, traces its ancestry to a kitchen clock that the product designer created in collaboration with his students at the Academy of Design in Ulm in 1956. Junghans honors these six decades of Max Bill with a set limited to 1,060 watches that includes a max bill Automatic, a max bill MEGA Small Seconds and a max bill Regulator. All of these timepieces show the time in different ways. The anniversary trilogy presents the universally applicable “form follows function” principle in a uniform color scheme: the index at the “12,” the luminous material on the hands, and the lining of the strap catch the eye with their orange coloration, while dark anthracite accentuates the shape of the cases. An special-edition engraving is also applied to the back of the case.
“max bill Edition Set 60”
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