Braun’s multiple award-winning chronograph is a classically functional analog design that tracks the time, date, and elapsed time. The Classic Chronograph’s date window is accented with Braun’s signature red chevron. The Braun Quartz Chronograph’s 40mm sleek, silver dial is paired with a 20mm brown leather band for an assertive, utilitarian statement. Braun is a manufacturer with work in MoMA's collection.
Stainless Steel, Glass, and Leather
Year of Design
Hong Kong, SAR China
For more than fifty years Braun—a manufacturer with work in MoMA's collection—has been associated with well-designed and highly functional products, from kitchen appliances to speaker and clocks. The company was founded in 1921 as a small engineering shop, producing radio accessories in Frankfurt am Main. Design director Dieter Rams, who joined the company in 1955 and remained for almost thirty years, secured Braun’s success in the postwar consumer electronics market. The company’s radios, scales, fans, mixers, slide projectors, calculators, hair dryers, toasters, and juicers all embodied Rams’s mission to "omit the unimportant.