There are few watches on the market today that are as timeless and iconic as those designed by Max Bill for the German watchmaker, Junghans. The Max Bill line is undoubtedly a master class in form and function, and the timepieces sold by Junghans today are largely unchanged from their 60s predecessors. Any new entries into the Max Bill line remain largely true to Bill’s original vision.
One such entry is the Max Bill Automatic Anthracite (Ref. 3401). Released in 2014, the 3401 is nearly identical to the 3400 model, but repackaged in a bold new color palette. And it’s this color palette that sold me on the watch. It might not be pure Bauhaus, but neither was Max Bill. Let’s get to it.