Thursday, April 9, 2015

JUNKERS EISVOGEL (Kingfisher) F13 Automatic

The world of fascinating airplanes has much in common with the world of valuable watches- high quality mechanisms, aesthetic forms and fine materials cast a magical spell on men and women who are lovers of technology. Junkers watches are inspirational thanks to their historical link with the legendary all-metal planes. They bring to life a thrilling epoch in aviation history and stand for robustness, long service life and outstanding design - just like their famous namesake. Every glance at a JUNKERS watch awakens the fascination of flying once more.
The new Junkers series, Eisvogel (Kingfisher), celebrates its premiere in 2015. It refers back to the first crossing of the 82nd parallel in 1923 by the pilot Neumann and the photographer Mittelholzer. They flew their F13 "Eisvogel" to the absolute limit, heavily laden with fuel and provisions, so that it was extremely difficult for Neumann to take off from the water.

Violent north-easterly winds, gusty squalls and a badly spluttering motor that at times cut out altogether prevented them from making any significant headway. The increasingly serious technical problems finally forced them to turn away from their northerly course with heavy hearts. Even though they did not reach the North Pole, by crossing the 82nd parallel they became the first pilots to venture so far towards the North Pole – a new record.

The unusual, expertly finished dials in the Eisvogel series illustrate the expanse and the peace of the polar landscape, whereby the red-gold numbers are reminiscent of the reflection of the evening sun in the perpetual ice.

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