Bela Lugosi might be dead but this watch is still ticking.

The Junghans Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus is one of the most striking minimalist watches I’ve seen in a while and it features a very basic double register chronograph and hands so thing you could probably cut atoms with them.

From the release:

The Junghans max bill Chronoscope is now being issued as a limited edition of only 1,000 units in celebration of this anniversary. This state-of-the-art timepiece is based on Max Bill’s original designs which adopted typical features of the Bauhaus building: the red colouring of the hands and the date display is a direct reference to the red entrance door in Dessau. The windows of the Bauhaus building depicted on the back provide a view of the mechanical movement. Strap and housing in modest shades of grey and anthracite exude style and provide a striking contrast against the brightly coloured dial – evocative of the interplay between light and shade effected by the windows of the Bauhaus in Dessau.

While I’m not one for minimalist watches – Movado leaves me cold – this one looks lovely. The band is grey calfskin with a PVD-coated buckle and the hands are lumed in red, an odd and interesting choice.

I runs a J880.2 movement with a power reserve of 48 hours inside a 40mm case. It will start shipping in October although they haven’t offered a price yet.


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