It contains all the standard, charming, but still masculine military influence you would expect from Panerai, in a light-ish titanium case.In keeping with the more rugged design qualities, Panerai opts to give the case a DLC coating complete with Panerai’s standard lever bridge crown guard – something I wouldn’t typically be a fan of, but it fits well with the overall DNA of the watch.As the story goes, the first and second generations of the Junghans family were not just watchmakers, but genuine tinkerers and car enthusiasts of the earliest variety.So much so, in fact, that many of the brand’s first innovations were for automotive use, like dashboard clocks, and even a “speed-measuring device” patented in 1905 by the Junghans family.His appreciation for watches stems around their ability to inherently tell a story about their wearer, simultaneously representing both a journey, and a particular moment in time.As a genuine gear nerd with an affinity for large bodies of water, he loves getting his hands dirty, sweaty, or submerged with anything that’s been purpose-built for the task at hand.Even the leather straps exhibit the perforations and stitching designed to mimic the seats on automobiles from the early 1900s.Seeing as Junghans is much better known for its design sensibilities than movement manufacture, it should come as little surprise that the Junghans Meister Driver Handaufzug is fitted with a relatively base movement – in this case, the hand-wound ETA 7001 Peseux, characterized by a small seconds subdial at and some relatively simple finishing.
The split style indices utilize Roman numerals at the top of the dial, and standard Arabic numerals on the bottom.
Additionally, the water resistance is an incredible 300m.
Tying the case together is a brown leather bund strap (again, something I would typically loathe) that works incredibly well for the overall aesthetic.
The double mainspring movement also provides a whopping 8 days of power reserve.
The relatively new movement was a step into a new landscape, with roots dating back to the ’40s.