For over 150 years, Junghans have been turning out some of the finest watches around. Characterized by their expert craftmanship, superb functionality, and elegant good looks, Junghans watches have a deservedly high reputation… despite the fact that many of their key pieces can be had for a fraction of the cost of similarly high-end watches. That said, those of you lucky enough to have cash to burn might want to consider splashing it on one of these fine pieces. In ascending order, here’s the ten best Junghans Watches on the market today.
10. Junghans Meister Chronoscope Sunray Dark Grey Dial Day Date 027/4527.45
If you like your wrist to do all the talking, the bling-tastic Junghans Meister Chronoscope Sunray Dark Grey Dial Day Date 027/4527.45 could very well be your ideal match. Priced at $2,135.00, the piece makes a big statement. Expect a dynamic sunray brush silver-plated dial, a robust stainless-steel bracelet, and, thanks to its Sicralan MRL UV coating, superb chemical, scratch, and UV resistance.
9. Junghans Meister Calendar Matte-Silver Dial Day Date Month-Rose Gold 027/7203.01
If you want a watch that blends classic elegance with superb functionality, Junghans Meister Calendar Matte-Silver Dial Day Date Month-Rose Gold 027/7203.01 has your name written all over it. Featuring a rose gold-plated dial that complements the supremely comfortable Louisiana alligator strap perfectly (not to mention a gorgeous moon phase depiction), it’s a sophisticated piece that demands attention (not to mention a $2,295.00 asking price).
8. Junghans Form A - Automatic Matt Taupe Dial 027/4836.44
In the market for a watch that marries ageless artistry with a very 21st-century design? Then look no further than the Junghans Form A - Automatic Matt Taupe Dial 027/4836.4, a superb example of what happens when master watchmaker’s get tasked with creating a modern classic. Standout features worth a callout include the stunning three-dimensional dial, the self-winding movement with an outstanding power reserve of up to 38 hours, and the flawlessly comfortable stainless steel Milanaise strap. Parting with the $1,195.00 it takes to get your hands on one of these babies will be the easiest decision you’ve ever made.
7. Junghans Meister Pilot Chronscope Watch Black Dial Numerals 027/3590.00
What’s big, bold, and worth every cent of its $2,495.00 price tag? If you guessed the Junghans Meister Pilot Chronscope Watch Black Dial Numerals 027/3590.00, give yourself a round of applause. With a design based on Junghans’ iconic pilot chronograph from the 1950's, this is a watch that showcases watchmaking artistry at its best. It’s not exactly bad looking either, with a dynamic matt black watch face that’s perfectly complemented by the midnight black hue of the riveted leather strap.
6. Junghans Form C Chronoscope Quartz Matt Anthracite 041/4877.44
Even if money’s no object, it’s always nice to grab a bargain… especially if that bargain comes in the form of the Junghans Form C Chronoscope Quartz Matt Anthracite 041/4877.44. With an elegant, monochrome design and a wealth of superb features (check out the parallel hour and minute hands with environmentally friendly super luminova material, along with the outstandingly comfortable 21mm stainless steel Milanais bracelet with safety clasp), this is a watch that’ll have you handing over the minuscule $595.00 fee faster than you can count to three.
5. Junghans Meister Telemeter Matte-Silver Dial Numerals 027/3380.00
With a history that dates all the way back to the 1930s, the Junghans Meister Telemeter Matte-Silver Dial Numerals features a bold, eye-catching design and some noteworthy features (not least the self-winding movement chronoscope with second stop and 30-minute counter). Yes, it does come with the slightly heart-stopping price tag of $2,495.00, but when the quality’s this good, it’s a price well worth paying.
4. Max Bill Automatic PVD Case 027/7806.02
If you want to adorn your wrist with some classic elegance, the Max Bill Automatic PVD Case 027/7806.02 should do nicely. New for 2020, the piece features a bold, easily legible white face in a PVD case. A super comfortable, super sophisticated calfskin band elevates the stylish look to even greater heights, while the excellent lineup of features proves it’s not a case of style over substance (and more than justifies its inclusion on Esquire’s line up of the best watches for 2020. Understandably, a big price tag comes with the territory: expect to pay around $1,325.00.
3. Junghans Meister Driver Automatic 027/7710.00
According to WatchMaker Notes, the Junghans Meister Driver Automatic 027/7710.00 ranks as one of the very best Junghans pieces out there… and after a quick look at the spec, we’re loath to disagree. Featuring a bold polished face with a sunburst effect, luminous dial markings and hands, water-resistance up to 3 bar, a convex hard plexiglass case with scratch-resistant Sicralan-coating, and a superbly supple perforated calf leather strap with stainless steel buckle, its’s a comfortable, eye-catching piece more than worthy of its $1,195.00 retail price.
2. Junghans Meister Chronometer Matte-Silver Dial Date 027/4130.00
If you prefer keeping your own time, you’ll find Junghans’ expansive collection of automatic timepieces a joy. King of the lot is the Junghans Meister Chronometer Matte-Silver Dial Date 027/4130.00, a superb piece whose sleek, sophisticated design is perfectly complemented by a score of standard features. $1,895.00 may seem a high price to pay, but considering what you’ll get by return (an elegant, supple horse skin strap with stainless steel buckle, a silver-plated dial and a convex hard plexiglass case with Sicralan coating), few would suggest it’s not worth the expense.
1. Junghans Meister Pilot Chronoscope 027/3794.00
If you’ve got $2,745.00 sitting around doing nothing, put it to good use by investing in a Junghans Meister Pilot Chronoscope 027/3794.00. Simply put, it’s the best Junghans watch out there, featuring the perfect marriage of classical good lucks with outstanding functionality. The riveted leather strap with DLC coated stainless steel buckle offers the height of comfort, while the bi-compax chronograph layout is masterful. If you want a watch that offers instant appeal and decades of pedigree, this is it.
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