Baselworld 2018 – Junghans Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

Junghans presents the limited Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau. To mark the centenary of the architectural masterpiece by Philipp Jakob Manz. The terrace building in Schramberg is one of the most spectacular industrial buildings worldwide to be built on a sloping site.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

At the beginning of the 20th century Junghans was the largest clock manufacturer in the world. Demand for Junghans timepieces was so great that there was an increasing requirement for workplaces in the already cramped valley in Schramberg. The nine-stepped terrace building was built directly on the slope which was done in less than two years. As a result and from 1918 onwards,  each watchmaker could benefit from direct daylight at the workplace. For decades, the building was the centrepiece of the Junghans factory.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau

In the heyday of mechanical move- ments in the 50s and 60s in particular, numerous calibres were developed in Schramberg. Components were manufactured in the building to the front of the site, with calibre and watch assembly in the terrace building. The top floor was reserved for work that called for the utmost concentration, time and absolute dedication from the watchmakers: the assembly and regulation of chronometers. 2018 sees the monument to industrial architecture celebrate its 100th birthday, with 100 years of architectural history commemorated with a very special timepiece – the limited edition Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau.

Limited Edition

The Meister Chronoscope Terrassenbau  is a masterful timepiece as homage to another architectural masterpiece. This model comes in a limited edition of 100 pieces in  18K rose-gold and 1000 pieces in stainless steel. Inspiration for the champagne-coloured dial in the rose-gold execution was the stairways of the terrace building, which are in beige and white. The stainless steel version is limited to 1,000 watches and has a matt silver-plated dial.

Both models incorporate the distinctive elements of the industrial monument in Schramberg into their design: the minute track of the dial reflects the meandering design of the wall decorations in the terrace building, whilst the dark green of the wall tiles in the stairways can be found in the alligator leather strap. The case back delivers a direct view of the architectural work: an engraved image of the terrace building.

For more info visit Junghans.

Technical information

Reference: 027/4729.00 (steel) 027/9700.00 (18K rose gold)
Case material: Stainless steel or 18K rose gold
Dimension: 40,7mm
Movement: J880.1
Power: 48 Hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 30meter / 3ATM
Dial: Domed dial
Strap: Alligator leather strap with pin buckle matching the case material
Special Note: Limited edition of 100 pieces in 18K rose gold and 1000 pieces in steel.
Junghans Terrassenbau price is € 2.140 in steel and or € 7.950 in 18K rose gold*


* MSRP at time of publication. Price(s) incl. VAT and may vary depending on location.
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