The Blue Company


Junghans has created a watch that never goes out of style in the new Meister Chronoscope. For one, it represents the tradition of the Schramberg-based watch factory, and for another, it stands for modern technology as well as excellence in design and craftsmanship. Its ability to measure short-term events underscores its sporty character, while its understated appear- ance calls attention to its elegance. The latter is also obvious in the elegant, proportionate case with its slim lugs, elongated chronograph pushers, and a filigreed yet grippable crown. A domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal rounds out the whole.


Underneath the crystal, the slightly domed, satin-finished dial is presented in a subdued grey. The dial is characterized by the watch’s timing functionality, which of course includes the possibility to stop sporting times. Its totalizers display the stopped minutes and hours; these and the permanently running small seconds display are bowl-shaped and recessed with a darker grey background to set them apart. This builds a wonderful contrast to the warm grey of the rest of the dial, whose elegant appearance is completed by applied indexes at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock in addition to the harmonious set of hands. The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut and inlaid with eco-friendly, white, luminous substance. Accompanying the time, windows at 3 o’clock also show the date and day of the week – with the latter available in a choice of German or English. The Meister Chronoscope comes on a light-grey ostrich skin strap whose colour perfectly harmonizes with the dial.


This watch’s case back is secured to the case with five screws and outfitted with a mineral crystal. Behind this transparent case backticks chronograph Caliber J880.1, outfitted with automatic winding and boasting a guaranteed power reserve of 48 hours. This movement is not only a reliable mechanical powerhouse but also a well-finished one. A love of attention to detail is visible in the rhodium-plated movement components, blue screws, diamond-cut polishing on the spring barrel, gear train, balance bridge, and rotor with stripe finishing and engraved logo. These fine details prove that this watch is like a made-to-measure suit that always fits perfectly. Even when it gets sporty.

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