Time passes. Good design remains.
True to the premise of “form follows function”, the artist and Bauhaus scholar Max Bill created a timepiece of a special kind. The logical dial design of the kitchen clock of 1956, made design history, became the characteristic feature of his timepieces and was incorporated into the design of the first wristwatches of Max Bill in 1961. The artist places particular attention on the combination of utility value and beauty. With constructive clarity and strive for aesthetic perfection, design classics of the JUNGHANS max bill line are still produced largely unchanged to this day.
Instrumental in revolutionizing architecture, art and design, the Staatliche Bauhaus was founded in Weimar more than 100 years ago. Functional design has been a characteristic of Junghans watches since the 1930s. Thanks to Max Bill, Junghans enjoys a special affinity to the Bauhaus style: This is represented in max bill series of watches, as much in vogue today as at the time of their initial conception. Bauhaus’ design philosophy, and that of Max Bill himself lives on in our watches.
Max Bill was an architect, painter, sculptor and product designer. His work was always focused on the most essential elements, a hallmark of the Bauhaus philosophy. Whether this related to a watch or a piece of art, they were equally an “embodiment of the environment” and as such should be both elegant and practical in their everyday use.
From the purist dial with the specially designed, distinctly rounded numerals, to the domed glass - which emphasizes the historical charm of the watch.
The elegant simplicity of a modest case also focuses on the principle element: the time. Practicality and aesthetics could not be combined to greater effect in this regard.
Source of energy, source of inspiration:the sun as a driving force.
As a life-giving source of energy, the sun has been an inspiration for Junghans solar-powered
watches as far back as the 1980s. The max bill MEGA Solar continues this tradition of sustainability beautifully. At the same time, it is compatible with both the wearer and the environment: With the titanium material the wearer experiences a surprising lightness of the watch and it is also extremely skin-friendly. The watch straps are vegetable-tanned in respect of the environment. A state-of-the-art radio-controlled movement, a perpetual calendar and simple adjustment of the time zones using the crown, or in just a few seconds with Junghans’ own time signal from the Junghans MEGA App provide added comfort and convenience. Even the design of the max bill MEGA Solar adheres to the theme of sustainability: The minimalistic form language so typical of the Bauhaus will remain forever contemporary – yesterday, today, tomorrow and beyond.
In time | in style.
Even as colors are going in and out of fashion: Black and white is always popular. Perhaps, because our world is becoming more colorful from one second to the next, the two most splendid ‘non-colors’ come into their own so effortlessly amidst the countless, ever-changing color trends. The combination of black and white is not just striking in appearance, however. It also communicates purism, elegance and coolness like no other color combination. This is a classic choice for watch design. In short: In addition to ruling out any compromise with black and white, this combination will always prove to be the correct option.
Forever - en vogue.