The Max Bill watch is one of a few classically recognizable designs that has endured the test of time and still presents a timepiece you'd want to wear today. Produced by Junghans
, the Max Bill collection was brought back (again) last year in a few really nice renditions of the classic that enjoyed a lot of modern conveniences - though the crystals are still curved plexiglass. For 2011 Junghans offers the Chronograph (Chronoscope) version of the Max Bill watch in an 40mm 18k gold case. The thin case frames the dial really well, and there are matching gold hands. Inside the watch is an automatic chronograph calibre J880.2 movement (so happy it is an automatic). In true 1960's style, the gold case with silvered dial is matched to a thin calfskin leather strap. All in all a perfect classic. Junghans will produce just 150 pieces in the limited edition Max Bill Chronoscope Gold Anniversary piece set. Price is 6,990 euros each. Now I just need to figure out what anniversary the watch is celebrating.
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