The watch for pioneers and visionaries
The J1 special edition is not a watch for everyone. It is a watch for people who have the courage to hold on to their vision and bring it to completion despite obstacles - even if all those around them think it is impossible. For Professor Junkers, aviation was much more than just beating flight records. He saw aviation as the means of transport of the future and as a real alternative to ship and rail. Above all, however, he was driven by the vision of connecting nations through aviation and thus enabling cultural exchange among them. At that time, all these visions were unthinkable and resembled dreams. But Junkers was not impressed by the apparent technical impossibility. With his iron staying power and his highly structured, scientific approach, he made the impossible possible. Hugo Junkers' pioneering spirit, the belief in a vision - even if it does not correspond to the opinion of the masses - still lives on on the wrist of every wearer of the J1 Special Edition.
A flight into eternity - limited to 1915 pieces
The J1 special edition commemorates the Junkers J1 - the first flying metal aircraft in aviation history, which was designed by Junkers. Until then, aircraft had only been built from lightweight components such as wood, fabric and wire ropes. These had the disadvantage that the necessary external bracing provided resistance and the payload as well as safety were of course limited. Hugo Junkers was convinced that these fundamental problems could be solved by integrating the struts into metal wings. But making metal fly was considered impossible. Professor Hugo Junkers succeeded in constructing the optimum metal wing shape through intensive research in the field of aerodynamics. He thus revolutionized aircraft construction. The J1 was completed in 1915 and flew without errors during the first test flight. It was the only flight the J1 ever made and yet it went down in aviation history. The J1 is - in memory of its construction year 1915 - strictly limited to 1915 watches and is no longer produced in this version.
Genuine automatic movement with almost two days running time
The automatic movement of the J1 special edition is powered by a Citizen/Miyota 821A movement caliber.This consists of 21 filigree and perfectly coordinated movement components. The power reserve of 40 hours allows the watch to continue running for almost two days after wearing it. The dial is deep blue and has a noble, unique sunburst finish. The case diameter is 40mm, the case height is 12mm. The sapphire crystal is scratch and shock resistant. Another special feature is the screw-down crown.
Quality work MADE IN GERMANY
Every single one of our watches is meticulously assembled by hand in Germany. This fine work requires the highest concentration and precision to meet the Junkers quality standards. Only those watches that meet all quality criteria are delivered to our customers.