Any watch aficionado is aware of the increasing trend to include a "Jump Hour" watch in their collection. Serious collectors are looking to include something individual, unique and remarkable. Vintage "Jump Hour" watches give collectors an exceptional opportunity to own a milestone in watchmaking.
Jump Hour watches have the distinction of being the first "Digital" watches. When one hears mention of the term Digitial Watch our minds quickly go to watches with an electronic display. However, these mechanical "Jump Hour" watches are the first digital watches (diplaying the time in numbers rather than by a dial and hands.)
Jump Hour watches are highly desired by collectors for their uniqueness. The first recorded jump hour watch was made by esteemed French watch makers Blondeau for the French King of the time in around 1830. The first mass produced jump hour watch was designed by Joseph Pallweber for the Cortobert company in the 1880s.
The Rolex Prince has its place in watch making history as being one of the most groundbreaking watches released. Rolex released this watch in 1928 and its accuracy and ease of use set the standard for luxury watches. The Rolex Prince featured a stylish rectangular shape as well as two easily legible dials. Hours and minutes were tracked by the larger dial on top and seconds were counted on the smaller dial on bottom.
Rolex offered a "Jump Hour" version of the Prince line and it holds a unique attraction to both Jump Hour and Rolex collectors.
Jump hour watches are again becoming highly fashionable as more and more people are looking for an interesting and different watch. There is a very large market for vintage watches which has lead many companies to release new designs of jump hours.
Womble Watch is proud to have one of these rare Rolex Prince "Jump Hour" watches in our collection. This watch is available for you to purchase.