2013 Junghans Catalog
Ultimately we are all measured to the standards of our time
Erhard Junghans was an unconventional thinker in his days. And still today, his visions and very unique timepieces bear witness to this. His accomplishments came to life at a time when inexpensive imported watches from America made life extremely difficult for countless small craftsmen. This crisis ultimately spurred the challenge and success story of a single man in Germany: Erhard Junghans.
He knew that he could only sustain and uphold his tradition by taking on the challenges he faced with a commitment to the power of innovation and with openness to new approaches. And success proved him right. With the introduction of new production processes and technical innovations, timepieces from Schramberg were soon recognized worldwide for their reliability and precision.
Although Erhard Junghans passed away in 1870, his spirit lives on within the company, the brand and especially in his timepieces. The models of the Erhard Junghans Collection not only represent the ideal of a timepiece by appreciating common values, but they are also a tribute to the company founder Erhard Junghans – one of the true pioneers of the fine German art of watchmaking.
Tempus Power Reserve:
Creator Power Reserve:
An eye for detail and for the whole picture
With a magnificent view over the five-valley city of Schramberg, our experienced watchmakers manufacture the Erhard Junghans watches at the same spot where their special history began. The original company building now houses state-of-the-art workbenches still imbued with the spirit of Erhard Junghans. A new watch begins as a draft design, passionately pursued in intensive work in our engineering design department, always inspired by our classic historical timepieces.
The fascination of any watch is primarily due to the exact interaction of its many masterfully created components. Anyone who has witnessed the process of transforming the tiniest fine parts into a flawless premium timepiece can feel this love of detail. For our J325 and J330 caliber models, we manufacture and finish the bridges, ratchet, and precision adjustment directly on site, and our watchmakers assemble them with filigreed workmanship in our own atelier into the unique timepiece.
After setting the face and hands in the timepiece, and inserting the sensitive movement into the case, the watchmaker tests his creation on a timing machine directly at his workbench. The atelier foreman then conducts the final check of the meticulously finished timepiece, with an eye on the overall product.