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Max Bill Automatic Wrist Watch

by Max Bill, from ameico

max bill automatic wrist watch

max bill automatic wrist watch

Design Max Bill, 1962
Stainless steel, calfskin, plexiglass
Made in Germany by Junghans

In 1962, Max Bill created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans - impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision. These exceptional and exclusive models have been revived by Junghans with their original Max Bill Design.

The Max Bill automatic watch is marked by its classic design. The watch comes with a white display in your choice of numbers or lines. It features a polished stainless steel case with Swiss automatic movement, convex hard plexiglass crystal, polished stainless steel back and clasp with a calfskin wrist strap.The convex face gives it a highly sophisticated design and impresses the most discerning of buyers. This Max Bill watch is a functional collector's item.

Max Bill is a product of the Bauhaus generation, pupil of Walter Gropius and kindred spirit of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. He was a virtuoso designer and creative artist, as his diverse activities as a painter, architect, sculptor, teacher and designer amply demonstrate. His work is characterized by clarity of design and precise proportions, which are unrivalled to this day.

Polished stainless steel case 38mm dia. | 10mm h
Swiss automatic movement , J880.1, bases on ETA 7750 | incabloc shock-absorber

$965.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 4-5 days)


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Max Bill

Swiss-born Max Bill (1908-1994) is widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design, beginning in the 1950s with his theoretical writing and progressive work. With a start as a silversmith, he would go on to study at the Bauhaus under many teachers, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Oskar Schlemmer, before moving to Zurich in 1927. He was a true virtuoso, with excellence as a painter, architect, sculptor, typeface designer, industrial and graphic designer, and teacher. Bill was connected to the Modern Movement, and as an industrial designer his work is characterized by a clarity of design and precise proportions. He continuously balanced free and applied art, severe and reduced forms with flowing natural forms, philosophical thinking and practical application. With his famous clock made for the Junghans, part of a long-term examination of time, Bill sought to express the science of form so that it could be understood by the senses. Another notable product design is the "Ulmer Hocker" of 1954, a stool that can also be used as a shelf element or a side table.


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