You know that feeling when you clear your closet - clean your kitchen, get rid of the old presents from Christmas past. There is something deeply satisfying in the process of refining ones existence - removing what isn't necessary. I try to do it at least once a week - just a quick assessment of my environment and what needs to go. If there is one man who gets a kick out of this process its Max Bill - the legendary Swiss designer. Bill is widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design. A fascinating man who was an architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer from 1908 to his death in 1994.
It was back in 1956 when he designed the wall clock for Junghans and in 1961 borrowed design elements to create his first wristwatches for Junghans. Following that he moved into table clocks, dial designs, and artwork. As a result, I was hugely excited to spend a few days with Junghans Max Bill Edition 2017 this week. Here are 5 reasons you should consider owning one:
1. "Form follows function". The Edition 2017 is just so, so damn clean - it's beautiful - it really is!
2. The detailing is sublime - the subtle lume dots at 12,3,6 and 9, the matt silver-plated dial and the hands are all seamlessly elegenat.
3. The domed convex plexiglass is not only scratch resistant - but adds a real vintage feel on the wrist.
4. The watch is 38mm - the perfect size for a watch in my opinion.
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