Established by Danish watchmaker Svend Andersen in 1980 in the wake of going through 9 years in Patek Philippe’s ”Atelier des grandes complications”, Andersen Genève praises its 40th anniversary with a watch that is well delegate of the wonderful craftsmanship of the Geneva-based brand.
The new Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary comes in a work of art and exquisite 5N red gold case that outlines a hand guilloché 21ct BlueGold “Magical Losanges” dial.
Focusing diversely relying upon which point the light hits it, this dial is very complex to be created. A gifted craftsman needs to work with three distinct machines to get that degree of detail.
The jumping hours are shown in the window at 12 o’clock and it has just one hand that focuses the minutes in the counter at 6 o’clock.
“1980” and “2020” are shown on the 21ct BlueGold dial to comment the astounding achievement.
The rear of the watch shows a 21ct BlueGold ring with the content “40 long periods of free watch creation” hand engraved and a 18ct yellow gold hand guilloché “grain d’orge” rotor with the “A logo”engraved in the center.
Beating at 21,600 vibrations each hour (3Hz) with a force save of 60 hours, the Frédéric Piguet 11.50 twofold barrel programmed development with “Jumping Hours” component created and fabricated at Andersen Genève is outwardly improved by the fine “anglage” of certain pieces of the development and entirely cleaned screws.
The cost of the Andersen Genève Jumping Hours 40th Anniversary is Swiss Francs 37,800. andersen-geneve.ch