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MAX BILL EDITION SET 60

Commemorating six decades of Junghans design on the wrist with the limited max bill Edition Set 60

 

The first line of mechanical watches were designed for Junghans by Max Bill five years after the watchmakers’ collaboration with the Bauhaus artist was established, way back in 1956 – iconic designs which are still in production to this day.

Six decades have passed since then. Six decades of delightfully distinctive, purist watch designs.

This year, Junghans are celebrating, and honouring the anniversary of this unique association with an exclusive collector’s trio of watches:

Limited to just 1,060 units worldwide, the aptly named max bill Edition Set 60 comprises three very different timepieces.

 

 

 

Good things come in threes

 

Each of the three timepieces – a max bill Automatic, a max bill MEGA Kleine Sekunde and a max bill Regulator – come in their own individual case and are housed collectively in a special Edition box.

A portrait of Max Bill, the architect of these legendary watch designs, is displayed on the inside.

 

The colour scheme of anthracite, beige grey and orange is showcased in the box and throughout the design of the three timepieces: the 12 o’clock index, the luminous substance on the hands and the interior lining of the strap are pronounced in vivid orange, with dark anthracite accentuating the distinct style of the polished stainless-steel case. A calf leather strap in a warm beige grey, blends harmoniously with the high-contrast presentation and pairs the colouring in a perfectly balanced display.

 

All three watches display the time in their own unique way, whilst at the same time showcasing six decades of Max Bill designs on the wrist: The traditional luminous twin dots at 12 o’clock are integrated with the number 60.

A unique detail which conforms elegantly with the ideally proportioned hour and minute markers of the minute track.

A special Edition engraving is also featured on the case back for each of the models.

 

 

 

 

A design as fundamental as time itself

 

A coherent display of the time was of the utmost importance for Max Bill. Every element of time – hours, minutes and seconds – is meticulously emphasised within his designs.

 

This design principle is demonstrated in the new max bill Regulator, which breaks down the display into its fundamental components: the minutes are counted out centrally from the middle, the hours and the seconds are indicated in their own dials positioned at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock.

 

The max bill MEGA Kleine Sekunde combines the meticulous design of the Bauhaus artist with ultimate precision timing: A decentralised second display with half-second progression is also testament to the accuracy of Junghans’ self-developed radio control technology within the watch.

 

The third watch in the set, a max bill Automatic, boasts an impressive purist clarity which shows the hours, minutes and seconds traditionally: from the centre.

 

The max bill Regulator, the max bill MEGA Kleine Sekunde and the max bill Automatic combine Max Bill’s exquisite sense of proportion with modern wristwatches and state-of-the-art technology.

 

As an ensemble of watches perfectly complimenting one another, the max bill Edition Set 60 is a remarkable triad of each individual element of time – in perfect harmony with the legendary design from 1961.

 

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