Object of the Month, October 2018  
Around the World in 25 Rounds

Nearly 25 times around the world — or 1,000,000 kilometres: that is the distance Christof Reiser drove with his Mercedes 530 from 1995 to 2005. As a lorry driver for Schlageter, a company in Furtwangen, he transported gypsum products by Knauf to all parts of Switzerland and supplied builders merchants as well as various major building sites.
Christof Reiser received an award early on for the first 500,000 kilometres he had covered with the lorry. Along with a certificate, he was awarded a pin bearing the inscription, ‘500,000 km’ (around 310,686 miles). However, when the mileometer of the Mercedes reached a total of one million kilometres (around 621,372 miles), he was presented with a special gift: a wristwatch, made for Daimler Chrysler in Stuttgart, with a dial that looks like the speedometer.

Wristwatch, ‘Trucker City Edition’, with Myota Co. calibre 2115 movement, Japan, c. 2000. On loan from Christof Reiser.

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