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Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch

Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch
Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch

It isn’t cheap, but if you have a thing for the Bauhaus movement, you might like the Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch on your wrist.

Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch
Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus watch

 

As you probably know, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau under many notable names, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer from 1927 through to 1929. A fairly short period of time, but the design principles taught there had a significant influence on his work for decades, not least the work he did as a designer for Junghans.

Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch
Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus watch

 

One of those designs has been tweaked for the Max Bill 100 Jahre Bauhaus watch. The timepiece is pretty much faithful to the 1961 design, with a couple of obvious and less-obvious touches for the 100th Bauhaus anniversary.

Part of a limited run of 1,000, the watch features the Bauhaus building’s concrete façade on the case back, which also inspires the 38mm stainless steel case and grey leather strap. The red door is reflected through the red date window and hands.

Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus anniversary watch
Limited edition Max Bill Bauhaus watch

 

Beyond that, this is a typical high-end watch of the day, powered by a J800.1 calibre, self-winding automatic movement with an impressive 38-hour power reserve, a screw-in crown for time adjustments and manual winding, an anti-reflective convex sapphire glass crystal and buckle-fastening grey leather strap.

£1,215 is the price if you want one.

Find out more at the Mr Porter website

Update: The Junghans site also shows a Max Bill Chronoscope 100 Jahre Bauhaus, although I haven’t seen it offered for sale so far.