Dress Grey: Junghans Meister Agenda Watch
Contemporary aesthetes will be drawn to the Junghans Meister Agenda’s minimalist, industrial chic design.
Everyone can tell you instantaneously that one year has 12 months or 365 days, but not everyone can tell you just as instantaneously how many weeks there are. For the record, it’s 52 and if you know this by heart, chances are high that you are a financier – or that you dole out wages by the week – but if you don’t, worry not as long as you have the Junghans Meister Agenda on the wrist. This handsome timepiece is designed to be a handy business organizer capable of telling not just the day and date, but also which week of the year it is.
With the sub-dial at 12 o’clock, a nifty hand goes from one to 52 and it is synchronized with the day and date apertures at nine and three o’clock. By using a mix of sub-dials and apertures, Junghans manages to keep the dial minimalist, which complements the Zen allure of the ultra-thin case. Very subtly, Junghans adds visual interest without detracting from the sober design direction of the timepiece. Four applied hour indexes occupy the dial’s four cardinal points, while printed linear ones complete the 12 hour indexes. Sharp and polished hands take their place around the dial. Facets in the apertures add necessary details. Even the sub-dial at six o’clock, which displays the power reserve contains only what is absolutely needed, nothing more.
Underscoring its minimalist charm is the dial, which had been finished in a cool matte grey that does wonders for the shiny polish of the indexes and hands. All the transferred numerals and the insignia have been rendered in black, and together with the white sub-dials, contribute to an overall monochromatic color palette. Pair the Meister Agenda with something classy like a grey Ermenegildo Zegna suit and then sit back and let the watch work its charm.
- Dimensions: 40.7mm
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day and week
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Movement Self-winding Calibre J810.5
- Material: Stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Strap: Horseskin leather or Louisiana alligator leather with steel folding clasp
Text by Celine Yap
This story was first published in World of Watches.