Junghans Meister Chronoscope wears like a bespoke suit

February 2024

Junghans Meister Chronoscope wears like a bespoke suit

Combining elegance, tradition, and sporty elements, the new model is created to be versatile. This Schramberg-based watch embodies the factory’s traditional craftsmanship while embracing modern technology, offering a timeless and understated design that goes anywhere and fits any style.


unghans has created a watch that never goes out of style in the new Meister Chronoscope. For one, it represents the tradition of the Schramberg-based watch factory, and for another it stands for modern technology as well as excellence in design and craftsmanship. Its ability to measure short-term events underscores its sporty character, while its understated appearance calls attention to its elegance. The latter is also obvious in the proportionate case with its slim lugs, elongated chronograph pushers, and a filigreed yet grippable crown. A domed, antireflective sapphire crystal rounds out the whole.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope wears like a bespoke suit

Underneath the crystal, the slightly domed, satin-finished dial is presented in a subdued grey. The dial is characterised by the watch’s timing functionality, which of course includes the possibility to stop sporting times. Its totalisers display the stopped minutes and hours; these and the permanently running small seconds display are bowl-shaped and recessed with a darker grey background to set them apart. This builds a wonderful contrast to the warm grey of the rest of the dial, whose elegant appearance is completed by applied indexes at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock in addition to the harmonious set of hands. The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut and inlaid with eco-friendly, white, luminous substance. Accompanying the time, windows at 3 o’clock also show the date and day of the week – with latter available in a choice of German or English. The Meister Chronoscope comes on a light-grey ostrich skin strap whose color perfectly harmonises with the dial.

Junghans Meister Chronoscope wears like a bespoke suit

This watch’s case back is secured to the case with five screws and outfitted with a mineral crystal. Behind this transparent case back ticks chronograph Caliber J880.1, outfitted with automatic winding and boasting a guaranteed power reserve of 48 hours. This movement is not only a reliable mechanical powerhouse, but also a well-finished one. A love of attention to detail is visible in the rhodium-plated movement components, blue screws, diamond-cut polishing on the spring barrel, gear train, and balance bridge, and rotor with stripe finishing and engraved logo. These fine details prove that this watch is like a made-to-measure suit that always fits perfectly. Even when it gets sporty.


Self-winding Caliber J880.1 with a power reserve of 48 hours (without chronograph function), date, day of week (optionally with English display, Ref. 27/4223.03), small seconds

Chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter

Movement finish:
Rhodium-plated movement, blue screws, rotor with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond-cut polishing on the spring barrel, gear train, and balance bridge

Polished stainless steel, Ø 40.7 mm, height 13.9 mm, mineral crystal case back held by 5 screws

Domed, antireflective sapphire crystal, light grey with satin finish

Diamond-cut hour and minute hands with white, ecofriendly luminous substance, chronograph hands painted grey

Grey ostrich leather, stainless steel pin buckle

Water resistance:
Up to 5 bar

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