The central retrograde minute display may grab your attention, but it is only the appetizer. The unique jump hour display consists of a 12-link chain that looks like a tank track, powered by its own barrel. As they say on the late night commercials… but wait, there’s more. The movement of the jump-hour chain causes the entire escapement assembly to rotate 60º four times each day. With each new hour, the escapement assumes a new position.
When it is time for the hour to change, the new digit takes four seconds to move into place. The designers purposely selected a “slow-motion” change, because an instantaneous change could generate shocks that might negatively affect the movement.
The retail price is $200,000 in rose gold, and $219,000 in white gold. Specifications appear below the images.
Caliber: In-house self-winding movement
Regulating organ 18,800 vibrations per hour
45-hour power reserve
Case: Length: 50mm
Water resistant to 30m/100ft
Buckle: Custom developed folding clasp by Hautlence in titanium/gold
Strap: Alligator full-skin square scale
Guarantee: 3 years
Quantities: 28 per model