Junghans is commemorating its longstanding Max Bill partnership with a new special edition timepiece set for 2019 that consists of a watch and a table clock with a mechanical eight day movement. The back of each case is decorated with a work of art by Max Bill : the ‘variation 15’ from the ‘quinze variations sur un même thème’ series.
Limited to 222 sets, the watch half of the duo is the Max Bill Chronoscope, powered by the automatic Calibre J880.2 chronograph movement that beats at 28,800VPH and has forty-two hours of power reserve. The clock is, unlike in the 2018 set, not quartz, instead featuring a mechanical movement (Calibre J915.1) with eight days of power reserve. As you can see, it comes with a large winding key.
The Chronscope is 40mm of stainless steel, whereas the black wooden table clock is 165mm x 175mm.
In other comparisons, the watch has a matte white dial, features Super-LumiNova in the hands, and is covered by a convex anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The clock’s dial is the same colour as that of the watch, but topped with a mineral crystal.
To have a new mechanical clock is not the norm nowadays, which is why we thought this new Junghans set was worth bringing to your attention. With a warranty of two years, the the RRP should be around the 5,500 AUD mark.