In the middle of the 20th century the architect, painter, sculptor and product designer Max Bill created a range of watches for the watch manufacturer Junghans, the clear, logical design of which remains undimmed to this day. True to the motto “form follows function”, the Schramberg-based company manufactures the design classic according to the original designs of the artist. In 2015, the timepieces of the max bill by junghans range will see the addi-tion of new colour combinations. Because just as a musician selects the right tones to form an overall piece, in 2015 Junghans presents its watches in harmonious compositions.
The three new model variants of the max bill Chronoscope, max bill Automa-tic and max bill Quartz are simple and clear, in bright hues. The colour scheme of the design classics focuses on their minimalist design. The dial is a discreet white, the indices, hours and lettering of the totalisers black. The leather strap is a warm beige, creating an optical harmony – a colour combi-nation that can be traced throughout the range.
A stylish interaction of discreet tones are evident in further new model ver-sions of the max bill Chronoscope. The dial in cool grey and the calfskin strap in warm beige form a harmonious duet, highlighting the character of the watch. The hours appear in radiant beige, marking a continuation of the col-our scheme. With an eye for detail the Junghans designers have based the typography of the weekdays – like the date display before them – on the Junghans logo of the 1960s created by Max Bill – as is to be expected of a design icon. In a further variant the max bill Chronoscope boasts a black dial and silver milanaise strap – simple and elegant, with a sporty note.
Space for colour
The new max bill ladies’ watches are inspired by the graphic works of Max Bill. Bold red and intensive blue – colours that the artist offered a clear space to in his compositions – are now reinterpreted in the new wristwatches. The colour is incorporated into both the strap and the hour indicators, skilfully setting accents on the purist dial. Fans of discreet shades will be delighted with the model with graphite-grey dial, which underscores the clarity of this watch – the colour of the dial is also reflected in the leather strap, with its grey felt structure. The max bill ladies’ models of 2015 fascinate with their perfect combination of stylish design and new, distinct colours.
The max bill by junghans range
In keeping with the premise “form follows function”, artist and Bauhaus pupil Max Bill designed a timepiece of a very special kind. The logical design of the dial of the kitchen clock from 1956, which wrote design history as the Max Bill wall clock, became a characteristic feature of his timepieces. In 1961, it was incorporated into the design of the first wristwatches from Max Bill. The artist placed particular emphasis on the combination of utility value and beauty. With clear lines and the strive for aesthetic perfection, the design classics of the max bill by junghans range are still created in nearly the same way.