With over 150 years of experience in the watchmaking industry, everything that has always been associated with the Junghans name still applies - quality, dependability, passion and precision.
Located in the small town of Schramberg, in the Eastern Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is Junghans Uhren GmbH, Germany's largest wristwatch and clock manufacturer.
Founded in April of 1861, Junghans has enjoyed well over a century of watchmaking excellence, and was, prior to the onslaught of the "Quartz Wars", the largest mechanical movement manufacturer in the world.
WatchBuys is proud to have been selected by Junghans as their authorized and official partner for direct sales. Junghans Collections
Junghans produces watches in four primary collections:
- Junghans Meister Collection
- Erhard Junghans Collection
- Junghans Max Bill Collection
- Junghans Permance Collection
Junghans Meister Collection
Watches in the Junghans Meister Collection feature classic designs with all men's watches using mechanical movements.
Junghans watches from the 1930's to 1960's were created by product designer Anton Ziegler and form the inspiration for the Meister Collection. The current Meister series is based on the historic design for the Meister watches of this era and makes a clear statement about the classic mechanical horology at Junghans. Click here
to see watches in the Junghans Meister Collection. Erhard Junghans Collection
Erhard Junghans was an unconventional thinker in his days. And still today, his visions and very unique timepieces bear witness to this. His accomplishments came to life at a time when inexpensive imported watches from America made life extremely difficult for small craftsmen in Germany.
With the introduction of new production processes and technical innovations, timepieces from Junghans in Schramberg were soon recognized worldwide for their reliability and precision.
Watches in the Erhard Junghans Collection feature mechanical movements that are proprietary to Junghans. These movements were co-developed with Seiko, and represent the highest levels in movement manufacture.
These three calibres (J890, J830 and J830.5) are among the most beautifully made and finished we've seen. Junghans Max Bill Collection
Max Bill was one of the most unusual artists of his time. Acknowledged as an universal genius, he worked as an architect, painter, sculptor and product designer and has left behind an extensive portfolio of creations.
This includes one of the most fascinating watch series ever designed – the clocks and wristwatches he created for Junghans – and which remain practically unchanged today.
As a Bauhaus student of Walter Gropius, he intuitively understood how to apply the pursuit of constructive clarity and precise proportions to his work. His unrivaled drive to create is also seen in the field of education.
He was not only the co-founder and first rector of the Ulm College of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung – HfG), but the school building is also a Max Bill original design. Click here
to see watches in the Junghans Max Bill Collection. Junghans Performance Collection
The history of the watch was always the pursuit of increased accuracy, miniaturization and greater power reserve.
Junghans maintains a leading position in these efforts with numerous world firsts with more than 3,000 patents registered.
By 1990, Junghans engineers had miniaturized the radio-controlled technology to such an extent that they were able to integrate it into a watch: the "Mega 1” was the world’s first radio-controlled wristwatch. Developed in collaboration with FROG Design of Apple fame, it featured impressive advanced technology and a futuristic design with an antenna incorporated in the strap.
Today Junghans maintains its leadership position with the production of radio controlled, solar and other high technology timepieces. Click here
to see watches in the Junghans Performance Collection.