Everybody’s got an aesthetic sweet spot – design principles that speak to you for no particular reason. Imagining your ideal watch is difficult, just like choosing a favourite in anything. But when someone sticks it right in front of your face, you just know that it is the one for you. And yet even then, even when you’re holding the watch in your hands, you struggle to describe why it works for you. That’s pretty much how I feel about the Junghans Meister Agenda.
This is not the first Junghans I have had the pleasure of discussing. It was a brand I knew little about before I started writing for ABTW – aside from their association with the late great Max Bill – but my admiration for their products has grown quickly. I recently discussed the new Max Bill range here, and was impressed by the cleanliness and balance of the dials. This seems to be a respect held by many in the horological community. Teamed with the fact these replica watches come from a German brand with some history and don’t cost an arm and a leg, it perhaps is easier still to see why they have so many admirers.