Architect of time
Max Bill was one of the most unusual artists of our time. Acknowledged as a universal genius, he worked as an architect, painter, sculptor and product designer and has left behind a extensive portfolio of creations. This includes one of the most fascinating watch series ever designed - the wall clocks and wristwatches he created for Junghans - and which remain practically unchanged today. As a Bauhaus student of Walter Gropius, he intuitively understood how to apply the pursuit of constructive clarity and precise proportions to his work. His unrivaled drive to create is also seen in the field of education. He was not only the co-founder and first rector of the Ulm College of Design, but the school building is also a Max Bill original design.
Much has changed since 1961. Or not. The series of mechanical wristwatches that Max Bill created for us then is still produced largely unchanged today. From the purist dial to the specially-created, rounded numerals and on to the domed glass that accentuates the historical charm of the watch. The wonderful simplicity of the restrained case also guides the gaze to the truly important thing: the time. The blend of utility value and beauty could not be better. The creative philosophy of Max Bill lives on in our watches. There is regular consultation with the heirs of the designer and the max, binia + jakob bill foundation. This ensures that the original remains an original.