Gentleman’s style shopping site Mr Porter and watch specialists like Bucherer agree that the clean German styling of Junghans’ Meister Manual is right for their discerning customers.
At £1,310, it is a considered purchase in the increasingly competitive affordable luxury market.
There is much to admire about the whole Meister range, which includes pilot watches, drivers watches, dress watches and even ladies’ models.
They sit squarely in the affordable luxury category because the build quality that expert manufacturer Junghans brings to each piece and the desirability of the mechanical movements they contain.
The Meisters feel like an upgrade from the equally well-made and stylish Max Bills because of their automatic and self-winding calibres.
The stainless steel Meister shown here is stripped back to the very essence of dress watch timekeepers, with the only embellishments being the Junghans mark of quality at 12 o’clock and a small seconds at 6.