Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope Day-Date Ref. 027/400.805 PVD steel chronograph
This bold new black and white Chronoscope model plays brilliantly on Max Bill’s minimalist approach. The stainless steel case has a blackened matt finished PVD coating while the dial is matt white but with black numerals and hands. Cleverly the outer track at the edge of the dial and the subsidiary counters for the chronograph are all light grey. Such a combination means that hands and numerals visually ‘pop’ from the dial while the subsidiary tracks appear visually recessed. The theme is repeated by the special edition strap which has a grey textured surface and black sides and lining.
The chronograph has two small counters to the dial, these record hours and minutes. Pressing the upper pusher starts and stops the chronograph, the lower pusher resets. A twin aperture at 3 o’clock displays the day of the week and date. There is quick adjustment for the calendar indications via the crown.
Produced by Junghans in consultation with the heirs of the designer and the Max, Binia & Jakob Bill Foundation. Head over to our Journal for a brief potted history of Max Bill, together with pictures of the man himself and some of his creations.
Specifications Ref. 027/4008.05 Chronograph
[M] J880.2 automatic movement, hack feature, 26 jewels, max 42 hour power reserve
[D] matt white dial, black Arabic hour indexes, grey track for minutes & chronograph seconds, two sub dials for 30-minute and 12-hour recording in grey print, twin aperture for day-date
[C] PVD coated stainless steel, screw-down back with facsimile Max Bill signature, confex hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
[B] Junghans two-colour textured strap, grey surface, black sides & lining, PVD coated steel Junghans buckle
[S] case, dial, movement, buckle & strap signed
Measurements & Water-Resistance
20mm strap width
14.4mm height including plexiglass
3 bar water-resistance (splash proof)
2 Year Guarantee, Junghans presentation case, polishing cloth, instruction booklet
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