Junghans Clocks and Watches - Juwelier Schober in Homburg
Junghans – the German Watch
For more than 150 years, the Junghans brand has stood for quality, reliability and passion. Based in Schramberg, Germany, the long established, independent company designs and manufactures watches that set new standards and are held in high regard around the world. Having close ties to the company’s location and being committed to the values that Junghans embodies, the owners work hard to maintain traditions and to move purposefully forward to a successful future. Tradition and an unswerving spirit of innovation are also reflected in the design and engineering of the company’s watches. In this regard the spectrum embraces all current watchmaking technologies: from classic mechanical watches and quartz technology all the way to the company’s own radio-controlled and solar technology. With innovative products ‘Made in Germany’ and an international outlook, Junghans will continue in future to further develop the unique success story of the watch with the star.
Junghans Meister Telemeter
Born of the enthusiasm for making time, speed and distance visible at a glance, tachymeter and telemeter scales have been in use with Junghans for decades. With the Meister Telemeter Uhrenfabrik Junghans rekindles this passion in the classic range.
There has long been a fascination with measuring speed and distance with the aid of precise figures. In the mid 19th century the introduction of telemeter scales enabled the visualisation of distances via the speed of sound – for example the speed of an approaching storm. The emergence of motor sport in the early 20th century saw an increasing requirement for the precise measurement of time and determination of speed via tachymeter scales. In the 1930s Junghans fulfilled this with the manufacture of stopwatches with integrated tachymeter scales. In 1951 the Schramberg-based watch brand launched functional wristwatch chronographs, using telemeter and tachymeter scales to display both speed and distance measurements.
Inspired by this historic chronograph of 1951, in 2014 Junghans is presenting a new addition to the Meister line, combining tradition and functionality. The dial is discreetly designed with symmetrically-arranged totalisors and the scales around the minute graduation, enabling optimal legibility. The face of the watch with its unusual arrangement of auxiliary dials follows the historic example set by the legendary Junghans chronoscope with column wheel calibre J88. Today, the 40-mm stainless steel case houses a J880.3 automatic movement. This delivers precise stopwatch times, displaying the required information regarding measured distance covered via the telemeter and tachymeter scales. The result is a timepiece with a contemporary interpretation, its classic, sporty appearance making it a new Junghans masterpiece.
New dimensions to the max bill by junghans range
Created in the era of the Bauhaus, the design watches of the max bill by junghans range are now modern classics for the wrist. The simple and logical design of the models is based on the original drawings of Bauhaus artist Max Bill. In 2014 the successful range of purist timepieces is presented in new dimensions - and with new impetus.
max bill Automatic
The two new max bill Automatic models are simple and pure – therefore remaining true to the purist style of the max bill range. Previously only found in the hand-wound version, the dial has been integrated into an automatic watch of the collection for the first time, in a larger, 38 mm diameter. With its slate-grey dial and beige-coloured calfskin strap, this is a watch that effectively combines design and time with one another. The second version of the max bill Automatic comes in jet black.
max bill Quartz
The max bill ladies' models with quartz movement have proved highly popular over the last two years. Junghans is now responding to great demand by also launching quartz watches for men in the acclaimed design range. The clear, logical dial arrangement of the max bill Quarz is based upon the minimalist design of the artist Max Bill. Luminescent dots at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock and a double dot at 12 o'clock mean that the pure dial is also easily legible in the dark. With a diameter of 38 millimetres and extremely flat case, the timepieces are also intended for women that prefer to wear a larger watch. The models are available with white, matt silver-plated or dark dial with sunray cut. The original, purist design of the Bauhaus artist is also evident in the new max bill Quarz models – with an alternative form of movement that is a positive addition to this successful range.
The max bill by junghans range
True to the adage "Form follows function", the artist and Bauhaus pupil Max Bill designed a timepiece of a very special kind. The logical dial design of the kitchen clock from 1956, which wrote design history as the Max Bill Wall Clock, became the characteristic feature of this timepieces and in 1961 it was incorporated into the design of the first Max Bill wristwatches. The artist placed particular emphasis on the combination of utility and beauty. With constructive clarity and the strive for aesthetic perfection the design classics of the max bill by junghans range are still produced in nearly unaltered form to this day.