The new Junghans Meister Worldtimer offers a clear, affordable timekeeping option for travellers – whenever crossing time zones and lines of longitude again becomes commonplace.
This storied German watchmaker nicely combines a clear dial design with useful functionality with this elegant 40mm model, the brand’s first non-quartz worldtimer.
The watchmaker presents a fairly classical world time dial layout, with its gray hour disc rotating underneath a radial dial opening that displays the hour in twenty-four different time zones simultaneously.
Junghans designers have echoed traditional worldtimer designs by allocating a specific city to every hour of the day in its respective time zone. To account for the nighttime hours at far-flung destinations, the times between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. are represented in black.
Junghans has placed all the primary indicators in a convex arrangement around the center. The three dauphin-shaped hands provide the local time while the hour disc offers quick location of the hours in other time zones. The clear glass back of the case provides a view into the ETA-based self-winding movement.
Prices: $1,745 (blue dial) and $2,045 (all others).
Specifications: Junghans Meister Worldtimer
Movement: Self-winding ETA-based J820.5 with 24-hour display and power reserve of up to 42 hours.
Case: 40.4mm by 10.4mm steel, five-screw caseback with mineral crystal. These models are available with optional hard Plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, or domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on both sides.
Dial: Matte silver-plated, galvanic anthracite or blue with sunray brush. Two city rings around the 24-hour disc with SuperLuminova luminous substance on hands.
Strap: Calf leather (in brown or blue) or horse leather (in black) with stainless steel or PVD-coated buckle stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp .
Water-resistance: Up to 30 meters with hard Plexiglass and with sapphire crystal up to 50 meters.
Prices: $1,945 (blue dial) and $2,045 (all others).