A beautiful complication that ANDERSEN Genève has been mastering for decades
Back in 1995 a distinguished Spanish collector asked ANDERSEN Genève for a “Pièce Unique”. He commissioned a Minute Repeater with a Jumping Hours mechanism displaying 24 Hours and Minutes on the dial. Following the manufacturing of this timepiece ANDERSEN Genève made a first series of “Grand Jour & Nuit” with a Jumping 24 Hours hand complication for Cartier. Indeed, members of the board at Cartier discovered this first “Grand Jour & Nuit” and, in 1998 they decided to commission ANDERSEN Genève to make 125 timepieces “Cartier Pasha” with this exclusive complication.
Since then an other “Grand Jour & Nuit” Edition was launched, different Jumping Hours “Pièce Unique” have been created and two years ago, ANDERSEN Genève had the privilege to be commissioned by CONVOPIECE.COM to manufacture a new “Pièce Unique”. Adrian from CONVOPIECE.COM designed a timepiece with a Jumping Hours mechanism for one of his collectors and ANDERSEN Genève manufactured it.
In 2020, ANDERSEN Genève is proud to make a new Jumping Hours timepiece to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.
As always at ANDERSEN Genève this timepiece has been manufactured with the help of outstanding craftsmen; craftsmen that master their respective fields. The hand guilloché 21ct BlueGold “Magical Losanges” dial is extremely difficult to manufacture; it requires the Artisan to work with three different machines to achieve this level of details. It gives a unique outlook at the dial, shining differently depending on which angle the light hits it. The back of the watch displays a 21ct BlueGold ring with the text “40 years of independent timepiece creation” hand engraved and a 18ct yellow gold hand guilloché “grain d’orge” rotor; ANDERSEN Genève “A logo”is engraved in the middle. The watchmakers designed and manufactured the Jumping Hours mechanism and they added their “artistic” touch with fine “anglage” of some parts of the movement and perfectly polished screws.
This very classic and elegant timepiece in 5N red gold will shine over the next decades. The hours are displayed in the window at 12 o’clock and it has only one hand that points the minutes in the counter at 6 o’clock. “1980” and “2020” are displayed on the 21ct BlueGold dial to underline this iconic milestone, ANDERSEN Genève’s 40th anniversary.
Movement: Frédéric Piguet 11.50 double barrels automatic movement with “Jumping Hours” Mechanism developed and manufactured at ANDERSEN Genève
Rotor: 18ct yellow gold “hand guilloché grain d’orge” and “A” logo hand engraved
Technical Data: 3Hz (21’600A/h), 28 jewels, with 60 hours power reserve
Case: 5N red gold with polished/brushed zones
Two sapphire glasses Waterproof: 30m
Diameter: 38.0 mm
Width between lugs: 19 mm
Dial: 21ct BlueGold hand guilloché “magical losanges” motive. Hours displayed in the window at 12 o’clock, minutes displayed by a brushed 5N red gold hand in a counter at 6 o’clock
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather with 5N red gold buckle or fold-over clasp