Junghans is not a brand that I know well, but this new pilot’s watch caught my eye so thought I would share. I did write about the Junghans Meister Agenda Calendar watch last year, including some brief info on the Schramberg, Germany-based brand if you want to check that out and have a bit more background. As for this new Meister Pilot, it reportedly shares distinctive design elements of the Junghans pilot watch from the 1950s (not unlike other modern Junghans designs which also take design cues from the ’50s and ’60s). The most distinctive feature and what caught my eye is the bezel with the 12 concave notches. A feature also present in the original model of the 1950s.
Junghans Meister Pilot
43mm x 14mm steel case with bi-directional rotating bezel, luminous dial markings/hands, central stop second, 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, domed sapphire crystal, riveted leather strap with stainless steel buckle
Junghans further notes that design of the Meister Pilot as such:
on the bi-directional rotating bezel the 12 distinctive, concave notches ensure a good grip as well as the unmistakable appearance of the timepiece. The screwed case back features a distinctive element: a specially-designed compass rose, which incorporates the symbolism of classic aviation in the form of an artificial horizon. The riveted leather strap ensures a secure fit on the wrist.
Nothing too special inside, as the caliber is noted as “Modular Dubois Depraz 2030 with ETA 2824 or Selitta SW200 base calibre”, but something like this does help to keep Junghans watches relatively affordable. Basically with these watches you are getting good, distinctive design with reasonable quality movement, and the price reflects that. Price on the Meister Pilot is $2,465 .
The bottom line for me is that Junghans makes some sharp looking watches, and every time they come across my inbox I find myself taking a closer look!