Wall Clock by Max Bill. Produced by Junghans.
The work of Max Bill was a continuous balancing act between free art and applied art, between severe, reduced forms and flowing natural ones, between philosophical thinking and practical application. examining the subject of "time" was a fascinating challenge for Max Bill, and one that occupied him for decades.
A remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed for Junghans in 1956/57. Rarely has the interplay of hour and minute been portrayed in a more stylized and elegantly simple way than with this clock, which can be seen today in the world's most important design museum - The museum of modern art. Max Bill - a product of the Bauhaus generation, pupil of walter gropius and kindred spirit of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe - was a virtuoso designer and creative artist, as his diverse activities as a painter, architect, sculptor, teacher and designer amply demonstrate.
His work is characterised by a clarity of design and precise proportions which are unrivalled to this day. The Max Bill wall clock with lines features a polished aluminum housing, white aluminum dial, chromium plated pointer, mineral glass and a quartz clock battery-operated movement.