New Raymond Weil with Jumping Hour complication
Raymond Weil delivers another model in the Don Giovanni Cosi Grande assortment, the Jumping Hour. Watches with jumping hours exist since 1830 yet it took until 1921 preceding the first wrist watches with this complication was accessible.
Raymond Weil is one of those watch marks that by one way or another doesn’t get that much consideration on the web. While their accessibility in AD’s (in any event in Western Europe) is vastly improved that brands like Rolex , Jaeger LeCoultre or Omega that do get a lot of online attention.
Well, for the web community they don’t make it any simpler, as their most prestigious assortment has a name that takes ages to type… the Don Giovanni Cosi Grande assortment. What’s in a name. The new jumping hour is a pleasant expansion to this carefully mechanical assortment, that additionally has a chronograph and double time model.
I think the Don Giovanni Cosi Grande Jumping Hour is an alluring watch, with a similar big, yet not very big, case as the whole Don Giovanni Cosi Grande assortment. You can say it’s ‘present’ yet it sure isn’t overdone at all like most brands these days. The case measuring practically 38mm without crown, 50mm from one lug to another and 12.4mm thick is accessible in hardened steel or rose gold.
The development, type RW1400, ticks with 28,800 vibrations each hour and can be seen through the sapphire gem in the caseback. The programmed development has 42 hours of force save. While the hour hand has been supplanted by a jumping hour system, the minutes and seconds are being shown by a regular hand that pivots 360 degrees.
Jumping hours is a complication where the hour hand is supplanted by a plate. The hours, and now and then the minutes, are appeared through a gap. One of the surprising things is that the hour plate doesn’t gradually turn, similar to the hour hand, yet the circle seizes the change of hours. By the path everything with the exception of telling time by methods for hour and moment hands is known as a complication , even the date.
In the 1970’s wristwatches with jumping hours got famous to a more extensive public. This was in part because of the accessibility of moderate jumping hour developments. I think it was likewise a result of the cutting edge looks that of the time’s fashion.
Using a well known jumping hours development from that time (type AS 1902), Sarpaneva made this exceptionally cool piece extraordinary . While it’s a piece extraordinary Sarpaneva made a reference to this fourth Korona by reversing the “4” in the hour circle. The hour and moment circle are skeletal like the date plate on the Korona K1 and K2 .
The development anyway traces all the way back to around 1830. French watchmaker Blondeau made the main jumping hour watch for the French King. This piece one of a kind was anyway not a wristwatch but rather a pocket watch. The main mass created hop hour watch was designed by Joseph Pallweber for the Cortebert company (again, a French firm) in the 1880’s.
In another article I referenced Cartier as the first to come with a wrist watch (1928) featuring a jumping hour, however I should confess to being in the wrong. Apparently Audemars Piguet previously delivered a wristwatch with jumping hours in 1921.