Junghas is celebrating the birthday of the brand's founder Erhard Junghans in a unique way. The manufacturer has released two luxury watches with cases made of gold. The collection includes timepieces that will delight any lover of German workmanship. Take a look back in time at Junghans from the late 19th and 20th centuries and find out more about this unique limited edition.
The new limited edition series is a tribute to the brand's founder Erhard Junghans, who was born 200 years ago, in 1823. The round anniversary gave the manufacturers the idea to celebrate it with the launch of two highly limited and prestigious Junghans Meister fein Automatic Edition Erhard watches. The watch manufacturer is renowned for its revolutionary and progressive nature and the preservation of traditional designs. Junghans produces more than 9,000 watches a day! The brand's products are primarily distinguished by a harmonious design, minimalism accompanying elegant and formal looks and a classy style that will always make a bold statement. The preservation of the tradition and the brand's identity is largely due to the location of the company; When founding the company in 1861, Erhard bought an estate in Geisshalde, Germany, which is still the headquarters for the production of Junghans watches.
To honour the founder, the design of the two limited editions is based on the flagship Meister collection. The uniqueness is reflected in the case, made of 18-carat white or yellow gold. A 39.5mm diameter case is all about beauty and luxury. The 39.5mm-diameter case represents the beauty and luxury – the slim shape of the bezel and lugs enhances the design of the dial. At first glance, it seems that the watch face features stick indices, which is very typical of the Meister Fein collection. But if you look closely, you will see that they are actually elongated Roman numerals. Additionally, the dial carries the historic Junghans logo from 1910 below 12 o’clock, which adds to the uniqueness of the Junghans Meister fein Automatic Edition Erhard series.
The use of decorative gold and the design of the dial give the series a vintage touch, which in this case works well with the modern, minimalist trend of Junghans. An apparent tribute to Erhard can be found in the centre of the exhibition caseback, where his portrait is engraved in the centre of the rotor. The movement is the J800.1, which is based on the ETA 2824-2 with 38-hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). The symbolic signature of the company's founder can be seen on two sides of the case – on the dial and on the ergonomically shaped sapphire crystal caseback.
Junghans commemorates the 200th birthday of its company founder with two Meister Fein Automatic Edition Erhard watches. Limited to 200 pieces each, they are presented in either a white or yellow gold case. The limited-edition number is engraved on the caseback. Retail for the new Junghans Meister Fein Automatic Edition Erhard limited editions is approximately €9,500.