THIS JEWELRY’S STORY
Symbol of the Modern Age
With the passing of a full century since its foundation, Bauhaus remains to this day the archetype of avant garde design. Innovative and ground-breaking approaches to design have been the cornerstone of the school of thought throughout. The principle “Form follows function” was key to this creative process. A minimalistic design accentuating the basic function thus emerged; for everyday items such as the chair, to a whole new conception of architecture. Long after his days studying in Dessau, Max Bill continued to be influenced by the Bauhaus philosophy throughout his life. He began creating wrist watches for Junghans in 1961, with a design which precisely epitomized these basic school of thought concepts.