The history of the Junghans brand goes back nearly 150 years when Erhard Junghans launched a company called Junghans and Tobler in partnership with his brother-in-law. The foray into wristwatch making was made in 1927, and since then the Junghans Company has emerged as one of the most well-known watch brands in Europe.
Milestones and “firsts” achieved by the Junghans brand of watches:
- • Junghans is the largest watchmaking factory in the world.
- • The Astro-Quartz by Junghans is the first German quartz wristwatch.
- • Junghans introduced the Mega 1 which is the first radio controlled wristwatch in the world.
Popular Models of Junghans Watches and their Specifications
Erhard Junghans Collection. The models under this Junghans collection are the Aerious Chronoscope, Tempus Chronoscope, Tempus Power Reserve, Tempus Automatic, Creator Chronoscope, Creator Power Reserve and Creator Retrograd. Each of these Erhard Junghans watches is found in various sub models. The specifications include self-winding movement. There could be additional features like a column wheel chronoscope or power reserve display. The diameter of these watches range from 46.6 mm to 41.8 mm. The cases are made either of stainless steel or 18 kt rose gold. The case finish features bezel, and caseback ring with PVD coating. The crown is screwed and protected. The back is 5 times screwed. There is sapphire crystal on both sides with anti-reflection coating on the inside. These Junghans watches are water resistant up to 3 ATM or 10 ATM, depending on the sub-model. The straps are made of cow skin, crocodile or stainless steel bracelet. They feature either a stainless steel folding clasp or an 18 kt rose gold buckle. Many of these watches have dials with luminous hands that include appliqués or markings. Some of the models have a multipart dial, which additionally feature a segmented double hand display of the hour and minute counter. A triple hand, which has a seconds display, is also seen on a few of the sub models.
Junghans Meister Collection. The models under this Junghans collection are the Meister Calender, Meister Agenda, Meister Chronoscope, Meister Chronometer, Meister Chronometer Gold, Meister Classic, Meister Hand-Winding and Meister Ladies. Each of these Junghans Meister watches is found in various sub models. The specifications include movements varying from self-winding to automatic mechanical to hand winding. The movement could also have additional detailing like displays of moon phase, month, day and date or calendar week. Some of the watches include features like power reserve, a chronoscope with second stop or an officially certified chronometer.
The diameter of these watches range from 40.4 mm, 40.7 mm, 38.4 mm, 37.7 mm to 30.8mm. The cases are made of stainless steel, and some of them have PVD coating. The case finish features a SICRALAN coated, hard and convex Plexiglass. The back is 5 times screwed with mineral crystal. These Junghans watches are water resistant up to 3 ATM. The Meister Junghans straps are made of horse skin, crocodile leather, Louisiana alligator or stainless steel bracelet. They usually have a folding clasp or a stainless steel buckle, the latter can sometimes be PVD coated. The dials usually have a host of details like luminous hands, a silver plated dial with luminous appliqué at 12 o‘clock, four appliqués or 16 diamonds.
The Meister Chronometer Gold in this Junghans collection is limited to 99 pieces worldwide. It features winding movement with a rhodium plated and incabloc shock absorber. Further features include côtes de Genève finishing on the rotor, a date display, a blue Carl Haas hairspring, 25 jewels, 13 blued steel screws, 42 hours power reserve and 4 hz. The silver plated dial is ivory in color and features four appliqués, adjustment in five positions, luminous appliqué at 12 o‘clock and luminous hands.
Junghans Radio Controlled. The models under this Junghans collection are the 1972 Mega Solar, 1972 Chrono-scope Solar, 1972 Chrono-scope Quarz, Worldtimer Chronoscope, Force, Spectrum, Mega Futura, Mega 1000, Mega 1000, Titan, Milano, Mega Solar Milano, Milano Solar, Aura Quadra and Voyager. Each of these Junghans Radio Controlled watches is available in various sub models. The specifications include movements varying from the multi-frequency radio-controlled solar or solar quartz to quartz. Some of these watches further include details like autoscan, a date display, sleep mode after 72 hours, 6 months or 21 months power reserve, a chronoscope with second stop, an alarm and a combination of 24 hour and 1/5 second display.
The diameter of these watches is set at 43.3mm. The cases are made of stainless steel. There are features like a turning bezel, pusher look, and sapphire crystal. These Junghans watches are water resistant up to 10 ATM. The straps are made of leather or stainless steel bracelet. They usually have a folding clasp or a stainless steel buckle. The dials vary from luminous to non-luminous and feature luminous hands.
Max Bill by Junghans. The models under this Junghans collection are the Max Bill Chronoscope, Max Bill Automatic, Max Bill Hand-Winding, Max Bill Ladies and Max Bill Ladies Gold. Apart from watches, the Max Bill Junghans collection also includes table and wall clocks. Each of the Max Bill Junghans is found in various sub models. The specifications include movements varying from automatic mechanical to mechanical hand winding to quartz. The movement details may have features like date display or a chronoscope with second stop. The diameters range from 40.0 mm, 38.0 mm, 34.0mm to 32.7 mm. The cases are made of stainless steel, 10 micron gold-plated or even 18-kt gold. The case finish features SICRALAN coated, hard and convex Plexiglass. These Junghans watches are waterproof. The straps are made of calfskin or milanaise bracelet. They have a safety buckle or a steel buckle option. The dials have luminous hands and appliqués.
Bogner by Junghans. The models under this Junghans collection are the Willy Chronoscope, Willy Automatic and Willy Blue Automatic. Each of these Bogner Junghans is found in various sub models. The specifications include self-winding movement with a date display and a choice of a chronoscope with second stop. The diameters range from 44.5 mm, 41.8 mm to 38 mm. The cases are made of stainless steel, some of them could be PVD coated. The case finish features SICRALAN coated, hard and convex Plexiglass. The back is central screwed and may have mineral or sapphire crystal. Some models have turning bezels. These Junghans watches are water resistant up to 10 ATM. The straps of the Bogner Junghans are made of crocodile leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. The folding clasp is found both with and without PVD coating. The dials feature luminous hands and some of them have appliqués.
The Junghans brand targets both men and women. A watch company that has withstood the test of time, literally and metaphorically, for such a long duration can be nothing but good. All the Junghans watches are manufactured in Germany.