If you’re a regular reader of worn&wound, Junghans is certainly no stranger. Just last week we reviewed the Meister Kalendar Moon, a stunning vintage-inspired timepiece with a complete calendar—a complication that’s found almost exclusively on higher-end timepieces. That watch was no outlier; in recent years, Junghans has consistently released great value-driven watches, from the extension of their iconic Max Bill series to their ever-growing Meister collection. 2016 is shaping up to be no different. We went hands on with some of this year’s novelties at Baselworld, and needless to say we were thoroughly impressed with the direction of the brand.
Meister Pilot Chronograph
One of my personal favorites from the show, the Meister Pilot Chronograph boasts an iconic heritage design, one based on the J88 Bundeswehr Chronograph—a watch Junghans produced for the German military and civilian market throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s. Though pulling direct inspiration from that watch, the Meister Pilot Chronograph looks and feels wholly modern in its execution.