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Passion and the
pioneering spirit

Junghans Meister Driver

History

A fascinating piece
of automotive history

Junghans, Maybach and Daimler - a close friendship

At the end of the 19th century motoring was no banal activity, it was an adventure in its own right. An adventure that Arthur Junghans plunged into with passion: in 1892 he bought one of the first Daimler test cars, delivered to him by Wilhelm Maybach in person. A close friendship existed between the technically-minded Swabians Arthur Junghans, Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler.

Test car

Inventiveness in Schramberg

Their meetings at the villa of Arthur Junghans served to generate ideas, with these in turn producing numerous significant inventions, such as worm gear steering and the idea for electrical ignition. Today, cars have long become everyday objects, but the early models continue to radiate a strong aura of fascination – just like the first Schramberg-produced car clocks.

Arthur Junghans

Indispensable companion

As predecessors to the modern tachometer, car clocks not only displayed the time – they also enabled speed to be determined by measuring the time taken to travel known distances. With the patented "speed measuring device" from 1905 Arthur Junghans’ son Oskar succeeded in setting a milestone in this field. The measuring method was based on measuring the rotation speed of an automobiles wheel with the uniformly turns of a gear wheel.

Tachometer

Inspiration

Bodywork

Meister Driver

More than a timepiece

Not only does the Meister Driver display the time, it also evokes an entire era: the early years of modern motoring, a time of great technological pioneers. Like no other watch, the Meister Driver combines the distinctive charm of these automobiles with our passion for mechanical timepieces.

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The ideal companion
at all times