This is not the first time Junghans has been the Official Timing Partner of the Nordic World Ski Championships. This year, the manufacturer is celebrating its glorious participation with two limited special editions, The Junghans 1972 Competition FIS Edition Lemon and the 1972 Chronoscope Quarz Edition FIS Lemon. Both timepieces embody the brand's connection to the world of skiing. These exclusive watches, limited to 150 pieces each, will be soon available on our website.
The 54th edition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is set to take place in Planica, Slovenia from 21st February to 5th March, attracting more than 500 million viewers worldwide in front of their TV screens. For the third year in a row, Junghans stands as the Official Timing Partner of the event (in Seefeld in 2019 and Oberstdorf in 2021). The brand has been associated with winter sport practically since its inception. In the 1920s, it developed handheld stopwatches for timekeeping at major sporting events. And in the 1960s and 1980s, it successively introduced innovations that allowed it to time the athletes even more precisely, setting new standards in Alpine sports.
Whether in cross-country skiing, ski jumping or Nordic combined, the fight for medals in winter sports combines two things that are integral parts of the Junghans DNA: the decisive role played by time, and the firmly anchored tradition of winter sports in our home, the Black ForestThomas Fiedler, Head of Marketing at Junghans
In 1972, Junghans introduced the electronic start control system “chronometry”, which reached its peak in top sports. The design of this year's Junghans FIS Edition Lemon watches refers to the style of the 1970s, celebrating the success of the brand. They are distinguished by a dynamic lemon colour and black details.
The Junghans 1972 Competition FIS Edition Lemon 27/4305.00 watch is designed in the style of a handheld stopwatch – the controls are located at the top of the watch case. The 30-minute chronograph function with stop-seconds is supported by a tachymeter, which additionally allows to determine the speed at which a given distance was covered. The watch is powered by a calibre J880.5 automatic movement that provides up to 48 hours of power reserve. Additionally, the timepiece features a date display. The screw-down caseback ensures a 10 ATM water resistant rating. The sapphire crystal, in turn, protects the varnished lemon dial very well. The watch is completed by the sports-style perforated strap.
The Junghans 1972 Chronoscope Quarz Edition FIS Lemon 41/4369.000 watch is powered by a calibre J645.83 quartz movement. It’s equipped with a date display, a small seconds and a 24 hour counter. The 60-minute chronoscope allows for keeping track of run times, with its unidirectional bezel and stop function accurate to one fifth of a second. Its style can be described as vintage, characteristic of sports watches of the 1970s. The screw-down caseback is made of stainless steel and the lemon dial with black totalizers is protected by a sapphire crystal. The set includes two leather quick-release straps for fast and easy replacement.
What do you think of Junghans 1972 FIS Lemon limited edition watches? We are sure these exclusive timepieces will have a special place in your heart. Keep your eyes open as they will soon be on sale!