Design by Max Bill, 1962.
This modern classic is a reissue of the 1962 Max Bill design. An elegant white face in stainless frame features index markers and a smooth leather band in black. The Max Bill Automatic Wrist Watch is part of Max Bill's esteemed collection of timepiece classics.
Max Bill's work is characterized by a clarity of design and precise proportions which are unrivaled to this day. In 1962 he created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans that were impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision. Several of his exceptional timepieces, including the Max Bill Automatic Chronoscope Watch, have been revived by Junghans with their original Max Bill design.
Material(s): Stainless steel and leather
Dimensions: 1.5" Dia
Spectacular watch, Even Better Customer Service
By: Eric R., Renter (Minneapolis, MN)
The watch is absolutely gorgeous. Classic design, spectacular quality. It's the kind of watch that looked good 50 years ago and will look good 50 years in the future. I don't think you can find a better timepiece at this under 2k. Add to that the amazing customer service I received and I couldn't has asked for a better experience. Thanks Yliving!
Designer: Max Bill
Max Bill (1908-1994) was a prolific architect, graphic designer and sculptor. Born over a century ago, he was first a silversmith. Chancing a lecture by LeCorbusier, Max Bill was inspired to study architecture. As a student at the Bauhaus and practitioner of the modern style, he balanced free and applied arts, philosophical thinking and practical application. A champion of the sans serif script, Max Bill was also a publicist, designing letterhead, logos and posters. He taught art and design by emphasizing studio practice and encouraging artists to apply their ideas to the manufacturing industry.
From 1944 onwards he was active as a product designer. He founded and built a college of design at Ulm which influenced German post-war designers including Dieter Rams. It was during this period that Max Bill undertook a more philosophical study of time and his 1957 Wall clock and 1962 Chronoscope are culminations of this work. Later in life, he explored sculpture and painting, became a member of the Swiss parliament and continued his passion of teaching environmental design. Max Bill's life bridged every decade of the 20th century and left a holistic mark in the important years of modern Swiss and international design.View other products by Max Bill
There has been a high degree of creative energy embodied in the Ameico collection of authentic, original contemporary design. Excellent craftsmanship, creating durable objects of lasting quality. Ameico is not limited by a "signature style." After all, it takes innovation to create a classic.View other products from Ameico