The centenary of Bauhaus has seen a cavalcade of restricted editions launched by Junghans to mark the event. One of essentially the most enjoyable items to date is the Junghans FORM A watch, which pays homage to the colour wheel created by Johannes Itten, one of many first tutors to be put in on the Bauhaus faculty of design. A Swiss-born painter, Itten developed a new coloration principle he went on to include into his educating. This 1,000-piece restricted version honors the person and his profession, and the indelible affect he had on the Bauhaus faculty and its college students.
Itten’s coloration wheel relies on the first colours of blue, yellow, and pink, from which the secondary colours — purple, green, and orange — could be made. So far, so good — that is all fairly elementary stuff, proper? But past the secondary colours, there may be one other strata generally known as the tertiary colours, that are made by mixing a secondary coloration with a major coloration once more (forgive my amazement in case your first grade instructor instructed you about tertiary colours — mine began and stopped with the colour grey, which is all it’s essential to describe the Mancunian sky). There are six tertiary colours; red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet. When these six are added to the first and secondary colours, you’ve (you guessed it) 12 colours.
The transition of the colours on the dial of the Junghans FORM A watch is, subsequently, logical and straightforward on the attention. Interestingly, Junghans elected to place yellow on the prime of the dial. While many of the coloration wheels I’ve seen observe this sample, it might have been straightforward sufficient to alter it had they wished to. However, I consider the presence of pink (in all probability the commonest accent coloration in watchmaking) at three o’clock was only a good coincidence, provided that the three o’clock place on the dial is essentially the most seen (due to the existence of lengthy sleeves).
The Junghans Form A 100 Jahre Bauhaus Watch (ref. 027/4937.44) is powered by caliber j800.2, a self-winding motion with an influence reserve of as much as 38 hours, quick-set date, and a custom-made rotor weight sporting the Junghans emblem. The motion is seen via a tinted mineral glass window within the screw-down caseback.
The pared-back stainless steel case measures 39.3mm throughout, with a top of simply 9.5mm. A flat sapphire crystal (with anti-reflective coating on the underside) helps maintain the thickness down, whereas the lugs are stout and tucked beneath the lip of the case to scale back the dimensions of the watch on the wrist. The employment of a Milanese bracelet retains the entire look very recent and clear, permitting the colours on the dial to actually “pop”. A black leather strap, for instance, might need subdued the chromatic influence of the watch face. Pleasingly, for a watch of those dimensions, water-resistance of 50 meters has been achieved (which isn’t precisely stellar, nevertheless it’s a giant enchancment on the extra commonplace three bar ranking for watches of this type and proportions). There will even be a particular Bauhaus-inspired presentation field for this restricted mannequin, which is able to retail for $1,095. Learn extra at junghans.de.