The use of a jump hour, or displaying the hour, using a rotating dial so only one numeral is visible at a time. The minutes are often displayed the traditional way using a hand, or sometimes another rotating disk. This simple change to one of the time telling features of the watch opens up endless possibilities for watch designers
Some of the most famous Jump hour designs can be found in the 1920s and 1920s, inspired by Art Deco design. The most famous is the Cartier Tank a Guichet, which follows the simple aspects of Art Deco design with perfectly proportioned windows to see the hour and minutes. This design was copied by many other brands at the time and here you got one of them.
Object nr: 349
Model: Jump Hour (art deco)
Movement: Movement is signed 99
Material: 9ct solid gold
Dimensions: 21mm x 35mm, without crown,
Strap/Bracelet: Used black strap
Lug Width: 16mm
Serviced: Yes, the watch is serviced and under warranty until 2024-03-15
Searching for something spectacular? This is it! A stunning art-deco Jump Hour-watch from the early 1930’s!
If a watch could tell us stories, this watch would have something to say. The watch comes in an original 9ct gold case in a pretty good condition even if there of course are some signs of use, small scratchas and some small dings.
The ”dial”, or should we say disc(?) is original and have not been improved which is pretty common, but that also means that at some numbers there are imperfections.
The watch also tell us about it's history. In the caseback you'll find a personal engraving (I think it says HS) from the 25th of January 1933. Some like it, others don't -we alsways love a watch that can tell a story!
Sold as "SERVICED"!
The pictures is a part of the description, study therefore the pictures carefully!