At Baselworld, running from 19 to 26 March, Junghans will be presenting models of its Meister range in new colours. The brand has provided an anticipation of what will be seen in Basel with the Meister Chronoscope, in a deep blue sheen which Junghans poetically say is based on the colour that “can be observed in a short frame of time during sunrise and sunset.” The effect of the dial is enhanced by the contrasting leather strap, in a cognac colour. The dial design reflects the style of Bauhaus-trained designer Max Bill whose designs that he created for Junghans have remained virtually unchanged from their introduction in 1961.
The watch looks like it has the slightly convex dial and correspondingly curved hands that gives the Max Bill-derived designs such character, with the effect enhanced by the narrow bezel. The subdials are slightly recessed, with chronograph minutes at the top, hours at the bottom, and small seconds at 9 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, there are two windows for day and date. The watch is powered by the automatic J880.1 movement with stop-seconds function for precision setting; the hands have a luminescent coating. The stainless steel case is 40.7 mm in diameter, with a screw-in sapphire crystal display caseback. The U.S. retail price is $2,230.80. Further information from www.junghans.de