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The new JUNKERS F13 Regulateur, Automatic, follows in a long tradition of watches with a characteristic layout and position of the hands. In the early days of watch-making the regulateur, or regulator as it is also known, was most usually a pendulum clock that hung on the wall. Until the 1980s that is, when several manufacturers of wrist watches adopted the idea of a regulator watch, which gave rise to a new species of highly idiosyncratic watches. JUNKERS adopted the old tradition but re-interpreted it in the innovative style of the brand, thereby expanding its product range of timelessly elegant and distinctive timepieces with this new and unusual version. JUNKERS equips this model with a high-quality SWISS-MADE automatic movement which clearly distinguishes it from comparable hand-winding models in terms of functionality and wearing comfort.

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Classical beauty meets modern elegance in a timeless ensemble

JUNKERS is expanding its product portfolio in a consistent manner by increasing the range of high- quality, reasonably priced watches that represent outstanding value for money, with an exclusive model that has very special appeal: A regulator, a watch for the individualists and technology lovers of today.
Inspired by the daring expedition with a JUNKERS F13 aircraft from Cuba to Argentina in 1923, this collection of men's and ladies' watches exudes timeless retro charm.

The regulator, a most original timekeeper

The regulateur, or regulator as it is also known, is considered the epitome of a clock with a precise movement and with outstanding readability, and until the late 1960s it often served as the time standard for scientific purposes as well as for public time-keeping. In order to ensure the precise readability of the time the hands to display the hours and minutes are positioned on different axes in the dial.

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The minute hand dominates the face as a single large pointer on the central axis, whilst the hour and second hands are positioned decentrally either above or below it. In the 1980s various manufacturers adopted the idea of a regulator as a wrist watch. Thus a new species of extremely eye-catching and idiosyncratic timepieces for the wrist came on the market. JUNKERS adopted the old tradition but re-interpreted it in the innovative style of the brand, thereby expanding its product range of timelessly elegant and distinctive timepieces with this new and unusual version.
In remembrance of 1923, when the expedition to South America took place, the JUNKERS Regulateur F13 Automatic, Ref. 6512, is limited to a total of 1923 pieces.

Technology for enthusiasts

The JUNKERS F13 Regulateur Automatic slips seamlessly into the F13 model range thanks to its timeless and elegant design characteristics. It comes with a Swiss-Made automatic movement. The movement for the JUNKERS Regulateur is supplied by the renowned specialist Dubois-Dépraz domiciled in the famous Vallée de Joux - the "Silicon Valley" of watchmakers. The Automatic Calibre SW200, made by the prestigious Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita, is modified by Dubois-Dépraz and supplemented with a high-precision, meticulously finished regulator module.

The automatic winding system is the last word in comfort and a must for any ambitious wearer of a contemporary mechanical watch, even in a regulator. Naturally, the JUNKERS Regulateur also has a date display, which is positioned at "3 o'clock".

Highest quality in design and craftsmanship

In the design and execution of the unique dial, JUNKERS' highest quality standards have to be accomplished. The three dial options (eggshell, anthracite and blue-black) give the JUNKERS F13 Regulateur Automatic its outstanding appearance. Depending on the model the dials feature a semi- matt sunburst decoration together with a high-quality galvanised coating as well as appliqué indices that further enhance the high-quality appearance.
The water-resistant casing that has been tested to up to 5 atm with finely satinised edges and polished lugs is made of high-quality stainless steel 316L and has a diameter of 42 mm. The elegant watch face is further enhanced by a knurled lunette set into the casing. The watch proudly bears its name under the lunette: "JUNKERS F13". The sapphire glass emphasises the high quality and durability of the timepiece. The decorated automatic calibre is visible through the transparent back.

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A high-quality leather strap - depending on the model - made of shell cordovan and/or genuine alligator skin, further emphasises the exclusive appeal of the new JUNKERS F13 Regulator.

All JUNKERS watches are designed and manufactured in Germany by experienced master watchmakers and bear the quality seal "Made in Germany".The JUNKERS F13 Regulateur, Ref.6512 is available at authorized watch retailers from autumn 2016 at a price of EUR 1,499.

About JUNKERS:

JUNKERS watches are designed and manufactured by POINTtec electronic GmbH, with registered office in Ismaning near Munich. POINTtec was founded in 1987 and was granted the right to use the names JUNKERS for the manufacture and distribution of watches in 1996. All the JUNKERS watches are "Made in Germany" and are developed and produced by highly qualified staff in Germany. POINTtec uses reliable first-class, suppliers, who also provide renowned manufacturers of luxury watches with components. The credo of the founder and owner of POINTtec, Mr Willi Birk, is to offer watches of the highest quality at the best possible price-performance ratio to the customer. In the lower price segment POINTtec generally uses quartz movements from renowned producers such as ETA or Ronda. The mid and upper price segment is complemented with high-quality mechanical calibers, using movements from manufacturers such as ETA, Sellita, Citizen/Miyota and SEIKO. As well as the JUNKERS brand, POINTtec also has the trademark rights to ZEPPELIN as well as its own brand Maximilian München. Together with the famous company Rosenthal, the absolute specialists for porcelain, POINTtec designs a series of elegant ladies' watches with dials made of real Rosenthal porcelain. POINTtec is one of the leading manufacturers of watches in Germany.

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