German watch brand Junghans takes part in the 50th Oldtimer Grand-Prix as the Official Timing Partner and presents the 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023 limited edition models.
From 11 to 13 August 2023, the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix at the Nürburgring will celebrate its 50th anniversary as Europe’s largest and most traditional motorsport festival for classic vehicles. To mark this occasion Junghans presents the 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023 series, offering two exclusive collector’s watches, each limited to 50 pieces.
With the two 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023 watches, Junghans celebrates half a century of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix at the Nürburgring, while also recalling its own historic connection to motorsport.
Many successful racing cars once had the colours blue and orange, and they are now the colours of the anniversary logo. Therefore, Junghans incorporates this colour code into the anniversary timepieces – on the dial, with the two hands of the totalizers, and in the decorative stitching of the leather straps with cutouts. And of course, the watches bear the race number 50.
On the case back, an engraving designed by Junghans designer Volker Fuchs pays tribute to three legends of motorsport: the motif showcases the crossing of the finish line of the “White Elephant”, as the Mercedes race car from 1930s was referred to.
Next to it, Australian Glen Dix waves the chequered flag as he did in the Formula-1 Grand Prix in Adelaide. And in the foreground, Alfred Neubauer is depicted, who as the long-time team manager of Mercedes-Benz and the inventor of pit management shaped an entire era.
With one of the anniversary models, Junghans honours the winner of the touring-car race of the Golden Era – the watch manufacturer takes on the patronage of the race and awards the Junghans Trophy. The 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023 model is exclusively available at the Junghans booth in the paddock.
Model: Junghans 1972 Chronoscope Edition OGP 2023
References 41/4365.00 and 41/4366.00
Quartz movement J645.83
Date, small second and 24-hour display
Chronograph function with 1/5 stop second, 60-minute counter
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 43.3 millimetres
Height: 11.3 millimetres
Unidirectional turning bezel
Glass: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on one side
Screwed stainless steel back with edition motif engraving
Water resistance: up to 10 bar
Anthracite satin matte with totalizers in black (Ref. 41/4365.00)
White matte with totalizers in light grey (Ref. 41/4366.00)
Inspired by the anniversary logo: vertical rally stripes in blue and orange, anniversary number 50
Minute track with environmentally friendly luminous substance
Hands: Hour and minute hands with environmentally-friendly luminous substance
Totalizer hands in blue and orange
White leather strap with three circular cutouts and black lining leather, seams in blue and orange, quick release, stainless steel buckle
Limitation: 50 watches each