Junghans Meister Agenda 2015
Angus Davies discusses the new look Junghans Meister Agenda 2015, released at Baselworld 2015.
This detailed review of the Junghans Meister Agenda 2015 includes live images, specification details and price.
As any parent can attest, there comes a moment in life when your child clearly does not wish to consume an item of food you have placed in front of them. Endless talk of the nutritional benefits of fruit and vegetables doesn’t cut it when ‘Junior’ can see other children eating french fries and ice cream.
I have employed numerous strategies to ensure my children consume their required “five a day”. This has involved hiding vegetables within other food stuffs, dimming the lights or subscribing to blatant financial bribery.
Some readers will probably suggest I adopt a laissez-faire approach to nutrition and my children’s diet, however, I don’t subscribe to this point of view. In these litigious times my darling offspring may well elect to sue me in years to come should they become obese or develop type 2 diabetes!
There is no doubt about it, as a parent you have to coax and cajole to entice a child to eat fruit and vegetables. Moreover, there are other foods where you merely want your child to discover new flavours, textures and smells. Again, a process of cajoling is necessary to achieve this aim.
Junghans, the German watch brand from Schramberg, located in the eastern part of the Black Forest, has recently been busy cooking up new horological delicacies for the delectation of watch lovers. Several of its novelties released at Baselworld earlier this year are line extensions featuring new colourways.
The Meister Chronoscope (Ref. Nr. 027/4526.00) delivers a sumptuous mien courtesy of its rich sunray brush blue dial. In recent years, this colour has become incredibly popular with the watch buying public and I see no signs of its appeal diminishing any time soon. Augmenting the appeal of the dial is a dashing cognac hued horseskin strap with coordinating pin buckle.
Despite evincing a huge quotient of style, the watch is incredibly affordable with an asking price of £1550 (RRP as at 7.6.2015)
Warm, golden hues
The rich, golden colours of the Meister Classic and Meister Calendar may lead some readers to presume the cases are made of noble metal, however, this is not so. The warm appearance of these watches is courtesy of a PVD coating applied to stainless steel.
Some buyers may lament that these are not presented in precious metal, myself included, but it does allow the watch company to deliver incredible value for money. The Meister Classic (Ref. Nr. 027/7513.0000) is offered at a very attractive price of £1350 (RRP as at 7.6.2015) and the Meister Calendar (Ref. Nr. 027/7504.00), with its sophisticated sunray-brush anthracite grey dial, is offered at a very reasonable £2080 (RRP as at 7.6.2015).
Strangely familiar, but radically different
The Junghans Meister Agenda 2015 featuring a new colour scheme for 2015, is to my eyes, the most striking of the German brand’s new models. The dial is delivered in an eye-catching sunray brush graphite-grey with contrasting silver toned subdials.
The shades employed on this latest version of the Junghans Meister Agenda 2015 bestow the timepiece with a younger, more dynamic character than the matt silver model I have previously reviewed.
The contrast between the graphite-grey dial canvas and the two silver subdials infuses the watch with a strong jaw line. The chosen palette of colours provides clear delineation between the main dial area and the functions presented on the subdials. An already clear and legible dial has become even clearer, articulating the indications with consummate ease.
White day and date disks have been used for the respective functions, again repeating the winning formula of using contrast to confer towering lucidity.
I confess I was already a huge fan of the Junghans Meister Agenda 2015 (Ref. Nr. 027/4364.00) with its graceful lines, elegant face and agreeable wrist feel. However, this latest iteration is to my eyes better.
The pricing remains incredibly attractive, partly I suspect because of the weak Euro prevailing at the time of writing. With an asking price of £1920.00 (RRP as at 7.6.2015), this Junghans watch has much to offer at a very reasonable price.
By offering this dial option on the Meister Agenda, Junghans have the potential to engage with a younger, more avant-garde clientele. The matt silver dial on the model I have formerly reviewed has a classical character and I would liken it to traditional black forest gateaux, where cherries, chocolate, cream and kirsch coalesce in mouthwatering concert.
However, this new variant, takes a tried and trusted recipe and infuses it with a different character. Indeed, I would liken it to twist on the black forest gateaux with an abundance of strawberries, caramel, cream and brandy uniting as one for the enjoyment of the customer. There is no need to coax the would-be buyer with this appetising timepiece, its appeal is clearly evident to all those who see its form at close quarters. Delicious.
- Model: Junghans Meister Agenda 2015
- Reference: 027/4567.00
- Case: Stainless steel; diameter 40.40 mm; height 12.20 mm; water resistant to 3 bar (30 metres); sapphire crystal to front and caseback
- Functions: Hours; minutes; central sweep seconds; date; day; calendar week; power reserve indicator.
- Movement: Calibre J810.5, self-winding movement; frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz) ; 28 jewels; Power reserve of 42 hours.
- Strap: Black horseskin strap presented on a stainless steel pin buckle.
- Price: £1920.00 (RRP as at 7.6.2015)