Junghans Max Bill Ref. 047/7851.04 lady’s PVD coated steel quartz wristwatch
With this Junghans model you get all of the Max Bill charm but with the convenience of quartz. Max Bill designed his first wristwatches for Junghans in 1961. Studying at the Bauhaus in Dessau and later setting up his own school of design, the aesthetic values that Bill developed and honed were brilliantly translated onto the dials of his watches. Bill’s watches were ideally suited to the 1960s, an era that witnessed an increasing focus on clean, pared-down designs in which the emphasis was on utility and clarity of display. This model has a PVD coated steel case which gives the watch a rich golden look – PVD coating (Physical Vapour Deposition) is a superior and harder wearing finish to traditional gold plating. The blue numerals and navy blue strap add subtle accents and perfectly compliment the gold tone of the case.
The movement has a hack feature which means the second hand will stop whilst the time is being set; this allows easy synchronisation to a time signal. The date display can be quickly adjusted when required 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 where you’ll find a brief potted history of Max Bill together with pictures of the man himself and some of his creations.
Specifications Ref. 41/7872.04 Wristwatch
[M] calibre J645.33 (base ETA 955.412) quartz movement, frequency 32,768 Hz, 7 jewels
[D] matt white, blue Arabic and baton indexes, luminous dot quarter markers, luminescent baton hands, centre seconds, aperture for date, outer blue track for minutes & seconds
[C] golden PVD coated steel case, case back secured with 4 screws and with facsimile Max Bill signature, confex hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance
[B] Junghans navy blue calf leather strap, plain PVD polished golden buckle
[S] case, dial, movement and strap signed
Measurements & Water-Resistance
17mm strap width
8mm height including plexiglass
3 bar water-resistance (splash proof)
2 Year Guarantee, Junghans presentation case, polishing cloth, instruction booklet
Black Bough is an official Junghans stockist