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Junghans looks into your soul with the Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus


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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