The names Junghans and Max Invoice are nearly symbiotic. You possibly can’t point out one with out considering of the opposite. Collectively, they’re most well-known for the Max Invoice watch, a minimalist time-only watch that was designed with strict adherence to the Bauhaus rules of design. However the relationship of Junghans and Max Invoice stretches additional again than that. 5 years earlier than the primary Max Invoice watch rolled off Junghan’s manufacturing facility strains, the 2 collaborated on a wall clock that has since come to be generally known as the Küchenuhr or kitchen clock. The design is so iconic that you just’ve in all probability seen derivatives of it with out even figuring out. And now, in celebration of 65 years of the clock, Junghans is bringing again the Max Invoice Kitchen Clock however with a contemporary twist.
The brand new Max Invoice Kitchen Clock is extraordinarily trustworthy to the unique. Aside from having the identical elliptical case and dial design, it additionally has, so far as I can inform, the identical dimensions as the unique. It measures 25.2mm from head to toe and is simply 180mm-wide at its chunkiest level. This isn’t an enormous clock, however keep in mind, the unique was designed to be a kitchen instrument for use for timing cooking occasions.
The case is product of ceramic and is rendered in a horny shade of blue that has sturdy classic vibes. The dial is white and options the distinctive typography that Max Invoice first designed for the unique model of the kitchen clock and was later additionally used on the Junghans Max Invoice watch. To maintain issues as easy and as fuss-free as potential, there’s no operating seconds hand. Apparently, sapphire crystal is used to guard the dial.
That factor under the dial isn’t a subsidiary seconds dial. It’s truly a 60-minute timer. Keep in mind I stated this was a kitchen clock? That timer was designed for use to measure cooking or baking instances. And as soon as the time is up, Junghans says it sounds “a captivating chime harking back to the Fifties.”
You may get the Max Invoice Kitchen Clock with two completely different actions. One model comes with an everyday Junghans J738 quartz motion. For individuals who are sticklers for precision and punctuality, there’s one other model that options the radio-controlled Junghans J761 motion. This motion syncs with the DCF77 time code transmitter in Germany. With a variety of round 1,200 miles, you’d have to be in Europe to take full benefit of its time-syncing capabilities.
There’s no denying that it is a tremendous charming clock. I like how they remained trustworthy to the unique design, although I want there have been extra colours to select from. Think about how beautiful it will look in black. This new clock is a part of Junghans’ celebration of its relationship with Max Invoice. Earlier this yr, it launched the Max Invoice Version Set 60, a trio of watches celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the long-lasting Junghans Max Invoice watch. Will probably be out there in spring subsequent yr with the common quartz model priced at $550 and the radio-controlled model costing $600. For extra data, please go to the model’s web site.