Gentlemen, start your engines

The Junghans watch factory and motorsport - they belong together: As early as the 1920s, the company built manual stopwatches for automotive sports timing. In the 1970s and 1980s, Junghans set standards with pioneering measurement technology and took over official timekeeping at numerous major events - including Formula 1 races in Europe.

Today, historic motorsport is on the agenda. For the sixth time in a row, Junghans will be at the start of the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring as Official Timing Partner - on an anniversary. From August 11 to 13, 2023, the Oldtimer Grand Prix will celebrate its 50th anniversary as Europe's largest and most traditional motorsport festival for classic vehicles. Junghans congratulates with two special models, each limited to 50 collector's items: the 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023.


Racing time travel
With the two 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023, Junghans is celebrating half a century of the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring - and at the same time recalling its own historical connection to motorsport. The colors blue and orange were once worn by many successful racing cars, and today they are the colors of the anniversary logo. This is why Junghans also quotes this color code in its anniversary watches - on the dial, with the two hands of the totalizers, and in the decorative stitching of the perforated leather straps. And, of course, the watches bear the starting number 50.

On the case back, an engraving created by Junghans designer Volker Fuchs pays tribute to three legends of motorsport: the motif shows the finish of the "white elephant," as the Mercedes racing car from the 1930s was called. After all, its supercharged engine trumpeted during acceleration like an elephant on the attack. Next to it, Australian Glen Dix waves a checkered checkered flag, as he once did at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Adelaide. In the foreground is Alfred Neubauer, who as the long-serving racing director of Mercedes-Benz and inventor of pit management left his mark on an entire era. He always followed the numerous victories of his Silver Arrows from the sidelines - and took at least two Junghans stopwatches to do so.

With one of the anniversary models, Junghans honors the winner of the Golden Era touring car race - the watch factory assumes patronage of the race and awards the Junghans Trophy. For this purpose, watch and motorsport enthusiasts will have the chance to secure their 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023 on site. The model is available exclusively at the Junghans stand in the paddock. In addition to the current watch collection, several historic sports cars from the Steim car collection will be on display.