Max Bill Kleine Automatic Watch with Date

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  • Max Bill's enduring timepiece design, now scaled to the exact 34 millimeter diameter as the original 1961 production. The limited edition Kleine Automatic (small automatic) watch follows the timeless philosophies of logic and symmetry as revered by its Bauhaus alumni creator. Max Bill regarded his creations as “embodiments of the environment," exemplified here natural tones of the dark matte PVD coated case and fabric strap produced from recycled PET plastics.

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    Features

    max bill Kleine Automatic

    027/4005.04

    Movement: Self-winding movement J800.1 with a power reserve up to 38 hours date

    Case:Stainless steel or PVD-coated in gold colour or matt anthracite,Ø 34.0 mm, height 10.0 mm, domed hard plexiglass with coating for en-hanced scratch resistance, 4-timesscrewed case back

    Dial: Matt white, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

    Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance

    Strap:Beige calf leather strap Light grey or olive green textile strap made from recycled PET materialstainless steel buckle, or PVD-coated in gold colour or matt anthracite

    Water-resistance:Up to 3 bar

    About this Designer:

    Junghans has been giving a face to time for over 150 years. The attention to detail, the high demands on design and quality and generations of technical expertise have characterised the products of Uhrenfabrik Junghans since it was founded in 1861. Values that form the foundations for the success story of the com-pany from Schramberg in the Black Forest. In 1903 Junghans was the largest clock manufacturer in the world, with over 3,000 employees. The development of precision movements made the company the largest German manufacturer of chronometersin 1951 and the third largest worldwide in 1956. In 1972 Junghans was the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Munich, setting new standards in timekeeping. After an eventful and turbulent company history, the Schramberg businessmen Dr. Hans-Jochemand Hannes Steim became the new proprietors of the venerable company in 2009, ushering in a new era of growth. Junghans still produces all of its watches on the historical company site. In 2018 the terrace building has been revived for its 100th birthday.In this monument to industrial architecture, long the light-flooded centrepiece of Junghans watch production, the tradition of watch and clockmaking in the Black Forest can be experienced in the form of a museum. The current collection also references thelong tradition of the company in design and watchmaking -transported to the present in contemporary form. For example, with the Meister watches, which have been manufactured since the 1930s, or the timepieces of Max Bill. These Bauhaus classics were first created in 1956 in collaboration with the Swiss designer –and are still produced to his designs in almost unaltered form today. In 1990 Junghans set new standards with the invention of the first radio-controlled wristwatch –a technology that is making its mark once again in 2018 with a new generation of intelligent, Schramberg-made radio-controlled movements of great precision and accuracy. The clear design language of the Junghans watches is a constant factor throughout the history of the company. The latest indication of this can be found in the stylish models of the FORM family, with their reduced simplicity. For over 150 years now Junghans watches have combined watchmaking and design expertise on the wrist. Style made tangible.