The Blue Company

CHASING THE BEST TIME

The limited 1972 Competition models in stainless steel and white gold carry an

entire century of fascination for sport and time with them.

 

In competitive sports, the fraction of a second can be the difference between winning and

losing. Today, modern technology ensures that performances are measured objectively –

and with it, fairness in the fight for medals. But it wasn’t always so, this is the result of decades of work: Knowing that precise

time keeping would bring fairness to sports, Junghans has been working on creating

more accurate timing instruments since the early 20th century.

 

Starting with the production of stop watches in the 1920s, the development

of quartz technology in the 1960s enabled a quantum leap on the path to absolute precision.

In the following years, Junghans utilized the technology in numerous different major

sporting events and set a new benchmark in time keeping. With the introduction of the

electronic start control, “chronometry” by Junghans reached its peak in 1972 in Munich –

and thus, the company its long-standing goal of objectivity in measuring performances.

 

To celebrate this milestone, Junghans released a series of sportive wrist watches, with its

most prominent model quickly becoming a much sought-after collector’s item – which it

has remained to this day. Now, exactly 50 years later, with the limited 1972 competition

models the entire fascination with sports and time is more present than ever.

 

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