Junghans opened its doors and quickly developed into one of the most compelling success stories in the history of the German watch industry. Junghans watches have been setting international standards since the day they began in 1861. Crafting wristwatches for the classic gentleman by forging delicate anglings with hand executed finishes to their masterpieces. Using a unique combination of precision technology and commendable aesthetical appeal, Junghans watches are heavily influenced with clear proportions provided by universal genius and Bauhaus student Max Bill, which have sculpted the face of the brand today. The Junghans watch heritage designs can still be seen today in the Milano and Meister collections. The philosophy of Junghans watches and their incessant pursuit of precision tells of one of the most compelling success stories in the history of German watch making.
History of Junghans Watches
The Junghans watches brand has stood for quality, reliability and passion for more than 150 years. Based in, Germany, a very long-established independent watch company designs and manufactures watches that always set high standards and are held in regard throughout the wholeworld.
Having close ties to the Junghans Watches 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 prod- ucts ‘Made in Germany’ and an international outlook, Junghans Watches will continue in future to further develop the unique success story of the watch with the star.
As one of the most distinctive designers of the last century, the architect, painter, sculptor and product designer Max Bill created an extensive body of work in the course of his life, including one of the most fascinating watch collections of recent decades.
When Junghans Watches commissioned Max Bill to design an everyday consumer object he and the students on the course that he taught at the Ulm School of Design created a wall clock. The logical dial of the kitchen clock, dating from 1956, wrote a new page in design history and became a characteristic feature of his timepieces, evolving into the design of the first Max Bill wristwatches in 1961.