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New: Junghans Max Bill MEGA Solar

by Peter Chong on May 19, 2020
Overview
Brand

Junghans Max Bill MEGA Solar

Complication / Type of Watch

Quartz movement with multi-frequency radio-controlled solar movement with quick charging function.

Recommended Retail Price

SGD 1,460, inclusive of tax for its leather strap editions
SGD 1,590, inclusive of tax for its bracelet edition.

Junghans, the master of the minimalistic design following the Bauhaus styling, releases a collection of 4 new solar timepieces in their Max Bill collection, in two dial designs.

Press Release

As an inexhaustible source of energy, the sun has been an inspiration for Junghans solar-powered watches as far back as the 1980s. The Max Bill MEGA Solar perpetuates this tradition of sustainability in a particularly attractive and uniform style. A sustainable subsistence involves prudent utilisation of resources. The new Max Bill MEGA Solar from Junghans epitomises this holistic approach.

The titanium case ensures that the watch is feather-light, extremely sturdy and is harmoniously compatible with the skin. Its leather straps are vegetable-tanned and feature velvety soft Alcantara on the inside. The case back arches perfectly against the wrist to complete the extraordinary wear comfort of the timepiece.

A completely new radio-controlled movement from Junghans guarantees maximum precision and is exceptionally energy-efficient: Even when completely drained of power, the watch will become fully functional again after only eight minutes of direct exposure to the sun. Moreover, the movement has a power reserve of up to three years. A perpetual calendar, automatic conversion from summer time to winter time and automatic adjustment of the time zones using the crown or – on a global scale – via time synchronization with the latest version of the Junghans MEGA App.

Even the design of the watch is sustainable due to Junghans’s collaboration with the artist Max Bill over the years. Junghans designed a convex dial with a solar cell specifically for the Max Bill MEGA Solar, merging into the overall design of the watch.

The Max Bill MEGA Solar timepiece incorporates natural materials, innovative technologies and puristic design. What more could you ask for?

This timepiece retails at SGD 1,460, inclusive of tax for its leather strap editions and SGD 1,590, inclusive of tax for its bracelet edition.

Junghans Max Bill MEGA Solar

References: 059/2020.04, 059/2021.04, 059/2022.48, 059/2023.04

Case: Titanium, matt or polished Ø 38.0 mm, height 9.0 mm Convex hard plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, optional retrofitting with sapphire crystal.

Dial: Convex dial with transparent print in white or in light grey, flexible solar cell, luminous dots with environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Hands: With environmentally-friendly Superluminova luminous substance
Strap: Vegetable-tanned calf leather strap with Alcantara inners and titanium buckle or titanium milanaise bracelet with safety buckle
Water-resistance: Up to 3 bar
Weight: Leather strap edition: 24 g, metal strap edition 37 g

Movement

Type: Multi-frequency radio-controlled solar movement with quick charging function Reception range: DCF77, MSF, JJY40, JJY60, WWVB Connected Function: Global time synchronization without radio reception in less than 30 seconds on average. The time signal developed by Junghans is transmitted to the watch through your smartphone via the Junghans MEGA App (for Android and iOS).

Frequency: 32.760 Hz Power: 3 motors
Diameter: 28.0 mm Height: 3.85 mm Jewels: 6
Display: Hour, minute, central second, date Power reserve, Sleep mode, End of Life display (EoL)
Date shift: Direct drive forwards and backwards Hand movement: Forwards and backwards Hand shift: Exact time display in half-second move (Smart Hand Motion)
Storage: CTL920 (2.6 V)
Power reserve: Up to 3 years
Rating deviation: No rating deviation in RC mode In quartz mode +/- 8 seconds/year

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