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A worldtimer watch is certainly well-suited to a globetrotting lifestyle, but can be a welcome companion even when life conspires to keep us close to home. A quick glance at our wrist can remind us of our friends and loved ones around the globe and of the boundless opportunities that await when we emerge from the pandemic and can once again explore all the world has to offer. The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is a reminder that even though we’re far apart, we’re all still connected.
Founded in 1861 by Erhard Junghans, the eponymous brand transformed the Schramberg valley in Germany’s Black Forest into a mecca of watch and clock making. By the start of the 20th century, Junghans was the largest watch and clock manufacturer in the world, with over 3,000 employees creating millions of timepieces each year that were shipped across the globe. But the brand soon turned its attention to watchmaking, creating everything from chronographs for the German military to new calibers that set international standards for timekeeping. In fact, by 1951, the company was the largest manufacturer of German chronometers and became the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is a member of Junghans’s Meister line of classically styled watches that have been a mainstay in the brand’s catalog since the 1930s. The Meister range includes a diversity of styles from flieger and driver watches to elegant dress watches, with the Worldtimer falling squarely in the latter category. The Junghans Meister Worldtimer exudes an air of casual elegance and sophistication, making it an ideal daily companion, whether your office is in the city or in the corner of your living room. And, once the world returns to normal, the Worldtime functionality will be perfectly suited to wherever your travels take you.
The Worldtimer is housed in a 40.4mm stainless steel or PVD-coated case with a slim and eminently wearable 10.4mm case height that will slip easily under a cuff. Atop the watch is your choice of sapphire crystal for extreme scratch-resistance and durability or hard plexiglass for a warm, vintage appeal. The Worldtimer also features a mineral crystal caseback to place the movement on full display.
Powering the Wordtime is the Junghans caliber J820.5 automatic movement – a modified version of the Sellita SW330-1. Beating at 28.8kbph and offering 42 hours of power reserve, this Swiss-made movement is extremely reliable and easily serviceable. Unlike a standard SW3330-1 GMT movement, Junghans has modified this movement to eliminate the date function and instead of a GMT hand, Junghans has substituted a 24-hour disc underneath the main dial to provide worldtime functionality.
The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is available in four distinct colorways in two case colors: steel and gold. The two gold-tone colorways (matte silver or anthracite) also feature gold hands and markers for a harmonious aesthetic. The sunray blue and matte silver dials of the stainless-steel cased versions, meanwhile, feature cool steel tones for the hands and the applied indices at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. The precise dauphine hands also utilize SuperLuminova for nighttime readability. Names of major world cities circle the circumference of the 24-hour disc, allowing the wearer to see times across the globe at a glance. As a practical touch, the evening hours from 19:00 to 5:00 are printed in black font, while the daytime hours are printed in white.
In keeping with the Junghans’ strong tradition of Bauhaus sensibility, the dials are clean and functional. The only additional text adorning the dial comes from the Junghans logo and Worldtimer model name and, tucked below 6 o’clock is a proud reminder of the watch’s German provenance.
The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is available on either a leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet. The straps are available in calf leather (brown and blue) and horse leather (in black) with matching buckles, each designed to complement the Worldtimer colorways. The leather straps all feature a custom fit to mesh seamlessly with the case, making for an integrated aesthetic. The Worldtimer is available on a on a tapering, brushed and polished stainless-steel bracelet for a sportier look. The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is available now, with prices starting at $1,745 USD. For more information on the Junghans Meister Worldtimer, be sure to visit the brand’s website.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.