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In 1962 Swiss artist Max Bill (1908-1994) created a few mechanical watches for the German company Junghans. Reissued in recent years, most were and are very simple-looking, too understated for my personal tastes. But this rare Chronoscope model has a certain something. Its minimalism is just plain attractive. Apparently this particular version isn't sold anymore and the only one I could find was here

A product of the Bauhaus generation, Max Bill was Walter Gropius' pupil and kindred spirit of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Characterized by a clarity of design and precise proportions, his work as a painter, architect, sculptor, teacher and designer amply demonstrates his virtuosity as a designer and creative artist.

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