04/29/2020
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Editor’s Picks of the week: Tudor, Jaeger LeCoultre & Junghans

By Balazs Ferenczi
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The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.

If you want to buy one of the watches, simply click on the offer and place your order on Chrono24 today. Let us know what you think about this week’s selection in the comments below.

This week’s offers:

Daily Drivers: Great Watches for Under 5,000 Euros

Tudor North Flag

For few years now, whenever someone mentions Tudor watches, the first model that comes to most people’s minds is the Black Bay. There is no doubt about the watch’s popularity and versatility. Tudor offers the Black Bay in red, blue, green, and a two-tone version. There is, however, another model – the North Flag – that is just as interesting and (dare I say) more extravagant and exciting in terms of design. The North Flag hit the market with a bang, but it seems like the dust has settled in recent years. I think it is the brand’s perfect everyday watch if you don’t want to sport a diver. The 40-mm stainless steel case is comfortable and features an integrated bracelet (should you choose that over a strap). It boasts a clear and readable black dial with yellow accents and a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock. The North Flag is a great blend of elegant and sporty design. Plus, its price is very competitive among Tudor models.

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare or Exceptional Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control

Some brands are frequently overlooked simply because people assume the watches are much too expensive for their limited budgets. For many, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one such brand. If you explore the second-hand market, however, you may find a few gems from JLC that are amazingly well made, elegant, and won’t break the bank. Take the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control, for example. It has a clean design, a beautiful white dial with raised numerals and indices, and a 37-mm steel case. The Master Control is not a sports model, nor it is packed with complications. At first glance, it’s reminiscent of simple but classic watches from the 50s and 60s. The practical date window at 3 o’clock is the only thing that breaks the otherwise symmetrical dial. If you are into Jaeger-LeCoultre and want a model that you can wear every day, the Master Control should be high on your list. Dress it up or down, change its strap, and you’ll be ready to go, whatever the occasion may be.

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Your Money

Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope

If you’ve ever read about Bauhaus – the German design revolution that started in the late 1910s – you’ve probably come across the name Max Bill. The Swiss architect is not only one of the most prestigious names associated with the movement but also the namesake of a watch line: the Junghans Max Bill. The flagship model of this German brand is the epitome of Bauhaus design with its round case, white dial, and long thin black indices. It is as minimalist as it gets. For fans of complications, Junghans created a chronograph version of the Max Bill, and although it has a busier dial, the watch is the perfect example of a “complicated” mechanical Bauhaus timepiece. The Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope takes inspiration from its time-only predecessor and elevates the design to new heights. The harmonious dial, thin bezel, and flattop pushers are all trademarks of the Max Bill Chronoscope, making it one of the most recognizable chronographs in the Junghans catalog. Its smooth black strap and short lugs help optically enlarge this 40-mm watch. This is definitely an icon in the making.

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About the Author

Balazs Ferenczi

I’ve been interested in watches for as long as I can remember. I've always thought the only “jewelry” a man should wear is a nice watch. It also says a lot about …

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