Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vintage Junghans mantle Clock

16 th Oct 2011 = Sold to Ms Sam from Penang, Malaysia

Vintage Junghans Mantle Clock
Chime every Half an hour and every hour.
Good condition
Made in Germany
Price: RM680

Junghans Uhren GmbH is Germany's largest watch and clock manufacturer.

The company is located in Schramberg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg. On 15 April 1861 Erhard Junghans created the company „Junghans und Tobler“ together with his brother-in-law Jakob Zeller-Tobler in Schramberg .

The company began to produce wristwatches in 1927. Beginning in the 1950s, the virtuoso designer Max Bill created clocks and watches for Junghans and the relationship lasted many years. A remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed in 1956/57 that is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York). In 1962 Bill also created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans – impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision.

In the late 1980s, Junghans introduced the first radio-controlled table clock on the world market. In 1990, the first radio-controlled wristwatch followed, called the MEGA 1. In 1995 Junghans presented the ultimate combination of the solar powered watch with ceramic housing and solar-powered technology. Currently, Junghans is developing with the Japanese clock maker Seiko a globally oriented wristwatch, which automatically sets the local time in respective time zones.

Junghans is a well-known brand in Europe. However, the brand is not heavily marketed in the United States, and remains relatively unknown in North America.

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