Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Junghans Meister Driver Day Date

The Meister Driver Day Date from Junghans incorporates optical elements from historical instrument displays in its design.

The cars of the 1930s continue to fascinate aficionados around the world to this day. It is the era in which higher speeds and longer distances make the speedometer increasingly important, whilst the cockpit itself begins to feature a clear arrangement of instruments. One element on the dashboard is the speedometer, with its total and daily tally of kilometres. These small details from the historical role models are incorporated into the new Meister Driver Day Date, in turn establishing a link to the Meister Driver of 2016.
The designers at Junghans have drawn inspiration from the display of total and daily kilometres in creating the Meister Driver Day Date: the day and date displays are in the form of rotating columns – a nod to the automobile role model. The unique form of this display, which features semi-transparent surfaces to the side of the actual date and weekday display, is enabled by individual printing in the in-house dial printing facility.
The colour scheme of the timepiece is also inspired by the tachometers of the 1930s: a refinement with polished paintwork conveys a very special flair. With a diameter of 40 mm, the new Meister Driver Day Date is a three-handed watch with an independent character.

Technical details
Model: Meister Driver Day Date

Movement
J800.4 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, rapid date correction
Special feature: Weekday display at 12 o'clock and date at 6 o'clock
Finishing: Rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, train and balance bridge, blued screws

Case
Stainless steel Ø 40.4, height 11.9 mm, mineral crystal back, convex plexiglass with coating for enhanced scratch resistance, 5-times screwed glass back
Water resistance: up to 3 bar

Dial
Convex dial with effective polished lacquer, hour or minute markers with an environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material
Hands: Black-coated Dauphin hands with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material

Strap
Calfskin strap with stainless steel buckle and lining leather with perforation, stainless steel strap with folding clasp

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