Lot #9628 – Gents Tutone Gold Habring2 Jumping Seconds Watch
Estimate: $4,000.00 – $5,000.00
Start Price: $1,799.00
Model: Jumping Seconds
Dial Color: Tutone Habring2 Austria sector dial with rose gold tone hour markers
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bezel Material: Rose gold plated stainless steel
Case Back: Skeleton see through display
Movement: Mechanical self winding automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, jumping seconds, date
Band: Habring2 leather strap with a stainless steel tang buckle
Papers / Warranty card: Yes
Accessories: General instruction manual book
Condition: The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. The overall condition is very good. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
Special Notes: This is most likely a special order from Habring2 and may possibly be a piece unique with this tutone case and dial color combination. Jumping Seconds aka Deadbeat Seconds or Dead Seconds (Seconde Morte) beats at one beat per second which is seen when the seconds hand jumps between seconds. Richard Towneley created the deadbeat escapement which was later used by George Graham in regulator clocks. Starting in the 1950`s and 1960`s, watch manufacturers like Omega and Rolex used this mechanism in such models as the Rolex Tru Beat and the Omega Synchrobeat.
Last Know Retail (Approximate): NA