The esteemed German watch brand Junghans which started to produce watches in 1927 is perhaps best known for their Max Bill line of watches. The Bauhaus schooled Swiss artist, architect and industrial designer Max Bill designed some truly iconic clocks and watches for the company in the 1950's.
This particular watch was not designed by Max Bill himself but the characteristics of the Bauhaus design principles are clearly there. The simplicity of the dial and the precise proportions of the case makes this a very elegant timepiece. It's a smooth, thin and elegant watch which will slide comfortably under the cuff of your Egyptian cotton shirt.
The watch is in very good original condition. The original golden dial is spotless, the beautifully applied delicate baton hours and the hands have almost no signs of ageing and the gold plated case is very well kept with only minor wear around the tips of the lugs which is visible upon close inspection but doesn't distract from the overall beauty of this timepiece.
The case back is made out of stainless steel and is marked with the Junghans logo. The acrylic crystal is scratch-free.
The watch comes fitted on a generic brown vegan leather strap with a matching gold coloured buckle in unused condition.
The movement which beats at 18,000 A/h has a good amplitude and keeps time well, losing approximately 30 seconds per day.
This is a vintage watch and while it has passed our testing and does keep time and has a good power reserve, it must be taken into account that it is an old watch and its performance is not to be compared to modern quartz watches.
This watch comes in a practical travel case and a certificate of authenticity from Arlington watches.