Junghans Marks 140th Year

Junghans, the German watchmaker that pioneered atomic (radio-controlled) and solar technology in timepieces, marked its 140th anniversary Sept. 24 with production of its 27 millionth atomic timepiece. The millisecond accuracy of the watches and clocks is maintained via radio signals from government atomic clocks, received by miniature antennas built into the timepieces. The celebration in Schramburg, Germany, the longtime Black Forest headquarters of Junghans, included top officials of Junghans and EganaGoldpfeil (the global luxury goods marketer that bought Junghans in 2000), regional and state government officials, and other guests. The 27 millionth atomic watch—a Mega Solar Ceramic model, introduced this year in the United States—was presented to Justus Frantz, Germany's best-known pianist and conductor, who is founder and conductor of the Philharmonia of the Nations, featurin
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