Junghans Germany 1861
Junghans Watch Meister Chronoscope Sunray Blue Dial Steel Bracelet 027/4528.45Junghans Germany 1861
Ref. Nr. 027/4526.00
First built in the 1930s and improved by further refinements into the 1960s today, the elegant Meister watches bear eloquent witness to Junghans’ expertise in mechanical watchmaking. When can a watch collection justifiably be called Meister? When it has retained its fascination and form over the course of decades. When technology and design are combined with character. This is the case with the mechanical watches of the Meister collection, which were first produced in the 1930s, with their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. Numerous calibres were developed in Schramberg during this time. The most sophisticated of these were fitted to the Meister watches. From 1950 onwards Junghans also produced wristwatch movements in chronometer quality; by 1956 the company was already the third-largest producer of chrono-meters in the world. 1957 saw the appearance of the first automatic chronometer calibre J83, one of the finest of its kind anywhere. The Meister legend lives on in our new models. They are an homage to the design and technical achievements of that era.
An expertly crafted mechanical watch with self-winding movement, and displays for day, date, and silver appliqués around the sunray brush blue dial. Encased in stainless steel and finished with a horseskin band this watch is a superb piece.
- hour, minute, small second, date, English day, chronoscope with second stop
- polished stainless steel
- convex hard plexiglass with SICRALAN coating
- five-times screwed back with mineral crystal
- water resistant up to 3 atm
- caliber of case: 40.7 mm
- height of case: 13.9 mm
- lug to lug: 45 mm
- stainless steel band
- strap width 21 mm
- sunray brush blue dial
- 4 appliques
- hour and minute hands with environmentally friendly luminous "Super Luminova" substance
- Self-winding movement J880.1
- ETA 7750
- with stainless steel band: 70 g
The SICRALAN MRL UV coating method was developed for suppliers to the automotive industry. This transparent coating causes a functional and aesthetic value: increased scratch resistance, improved UV and chemical resistance and a more intense deep gloss of the plexiglass
A WORK OF MASTERS
The production of the first Meister models in the 1930s signalled the start of a new era for Junghans. The watches are deemed to be icons today and were characterised then in particular by their elaborate movements. The calibre J80 was even fitted with a central seconds hand. The J80/2 movement was decorated with Geneva stripes and represented the very finest in design as the heart of the Meister watches. Since 1951, the Meister models have benefitted from the use of the chronometer movement J82 with its unusually large screw balance which was produced to perfection until 1960 and incorporated into thousands of officially tested chronometers each year. Today the Meister range stands for the mechanical competence of Junghans, reinforced by the ‘Made in Germany’ quality seal. In its anniversary year, Junghans will be re-evoking this traditional heritage and presenting an officially certified chronometer at the forefront of its design.
The retro-look Meister Chronoscope is just as historical as the Chronometer. The design is reminiscent of the days when Junghans was scoring great successes with its chronograph movement J88. The harmonious face of the Meister Chronoscope, which impresses in particular with its shell-like totalisers, is a truly eye-catching feature on this limited edition timepiece (1500 copies only). The design and construction of the case are particularly striking. This is also clear from the flowing free forms of the lugs with the strap and case forming a stylish unit. Inside, the calibre J880 keeps things accurate with its blued screws and Geneva cut decoration.