What does the Bauhaus design mean to you as the founder of Sternglas?
„The aesthetic principle of the Bauhaus has always fascinated me. A simple and reduced, geometric stylistic idiom. A reserved colourfulness. Long-lasting materials. High-quality workmanship. Demanding without frills. For me, “Bauhaus” is more than just a style. It is a way of thinking. The fundamental idea of the Bauhaus “Good design for everyone” has ever since been our guiding theme. Up to this date, I don't understand luxury brands that demand thousands of euros for a watch. Particularly Bauhaus products are often extremely expensive, which is actually contractionary to the very basic idea of this doctrine. We think that is sad. We don't want to merely copy the style of this institution of the twenties but rather to continue this social attitude. That is the reason we have made it our responsibility to offer timekeepers with the highest standards of quality for a fair price. We don't see ourselves as a luxury brand but as a quality brand. Because our timekeepers don't belong in a safe but instead on the wrist."
What was your inspiration to the Naos Bauhaus Edition?
„For me, the Bauhaus is characterized especially by its stringent alignment and strong contrasts. That is what symbolises the timelessness of the twenties. Originating from the abstract logo of the Bauhaus with its pure white and black shades I created the Bauhaus edition of our Naos Automatik which by now became one of our classics. Our special edition limited to 750 pieces receives that certain something from the little raise of the outer part of the dial, which is called Rehaut in the specialist´s jargon."