With over 150 years in watchmaking, Junghans has a deeply-rooted history in German industrial design and manufacturing. When they first got their start, they made a wide range of watches, each with their own distinct style. Over the years, Junghans has narrowed their scope to watches with clean, timeless designs that skew more minimal. Clean lines, high-quality pad printing, and very comfortable case sizes make Junghans a brand that the minimalist in your life will appreciate.
In minimalist design, every detail matters. Whether it’s the smallest detail on the dial of a watch, a more subtle way to display your watch collection, or a carefully considered way to carry your keys, each design choice can make a meaningful impact on the end product. These five minimalist gifts are the perfect complement to the Junghans Meister Chronoscope. Let’s take a closer look.
Minimalist and chronograph don’t typically go together, but the Meister Chronoscope from Junghans really makes those seemingly opposing concepts work. The timepiece features a deep blue dial with a sunray pattern that dynamically changes with the angle of the light. Silver hands point to subtle printed indices, while a useful day-date display resides at the 3 o’clock position. The Meister Chronoscope is a fully-featured chronograph with three sub dials—a 12-hour counter at 6, a scaled down running seconds at 9 and a 30 minute counter at 12. There’s a central chronograph seconds hand that’s started, stopped, and reset via the elegant circular pushers that flank the crown. If you’ve been looking for a chronograph, but stray away from those with packed dials and timing bezels around the dial, then this just might be the watch for you.
Sure, you could just toss your watch on your nightstand, but there’s nothing clean nor minimal about that practice. This display case and storage center by Holme and Hadfield elegantly displays four of your favorite timepieces under a clear acrylic box to keep dust at bay. A handy drawer underneath hides away your messy tangle of straps, tools, spring bars, and more – perfect for keeping your dresser or desk on the tidy side. The Watch Deck is three wood finishes: a deep inky black, a rich dark brown walnut, or a light and airy oak.
Of all the things you carry every single day, there’s a pretty good chance that your keys are the most messy. Whether they’re jingling around on your belt or scratching up your screens in a bag, bringing some organization and design to a keyring will be a much-appreciated gift. Craighill is a brand based out of Brooklyn that makes thoughtfully designed EDC gear with a design twist. The Closed Helix Keyring is a simple piece of twisted heavy gauge wire that has a knurled threaded stopper on one end. Simply unscrew the end cap, slip your keys on or off, tighten it back up and be on your way. You can pick one up in brass, carbon black, or stainless steel.
From calculators, to lighters and shelving to furniture, Dieter Rams is considered one of the pioneers of minimal and functional design. Coining his own “10 principles for good design”, his products and furniture are bold, beautiful, and built to last. This book showcases every single piece of work that Rams designed in his lifetime. The bold orange hard cover will look great on a shelf or coffee table, and you and your guests will enjoy browsing the 300 full-color photographs of this iconic designer’s lifetime of work.
There are two types of wallet people – those who treat it like their own personal filing cabinet, growing fatter and fatter with every receipt and business card, and those who carry a Bellroy Card Sleeve. Ditch the huge, clunky folding wallet, and pare your necessities down to a couple cards and a folded bill or two. The Bellroy Card Sleeve design is super simple and super functional. Two outer sleeves keep your most-used cards at the ready, while a leather pull tab allows your easy access to the cards inside. Crafted from a thin but premium leather, the Card Sleeve is built to last. If there’s someone in your life that’s carrying around a Costanza-sized wallet, then the Bellroy Card Sleeve is the perfect gift.
The difference between a noisy, packed flight and a few hours of peace and quiet can be as simple as adding a solid pair of noise canceling headphones to your bag. There are a ton of players in the headphone game, but few do it as well as Bang & Olufsen. Totally wireless, these headphones will last up to a class-leading 35 hours with noise canceling turned on and 40 hours without. The earcups are trimmed with silky soft lambskin leather, while the lightweight aluminum frame ensures that they’ll never weigh you down. These classy, comfortable, and minimally designed headphones are great for anyone who wants to travel or commute in peace.