Sicura's manual-winding jump hour watches are quite iconic of the 1970's chic - like this just fully serviced example here - and features a rather unique second hand represented by a red and white "propeller” in the center of the watch. Unlike some Sicura's out there, the one on offer here remains an honest example, and has not been re-plated, as shown by the original finish on the top of the watch.
The jump hour is a century-old movement design, made famous by Cartier in the 1930’s, and the design is rather rare today - and the Sicura jump hour is by far the best known horizontal integration time piece from the 1970’s time period.
While many are quick to state that Sicura’s during this time period were manufactured by Breitling, the truth is that while the two watch companies were certainly owned by the same man, Ernest Schieder (of Sicura), but they were operated separately. That said, Sicura - through its purchase of the defunct Breitling brand - did succeed in saving Breitling from bankruptcy during this time period.
This Sicura comes with a leather strap, nylon NATO strap, spring bar tool, and Pelican travel case.
1970s Sicura Jump Hour Watch
DIAL: Brilliant original blue dial. Date display at the 3 o’clock position works as designed. Original red and white “propeller” seconds hand in center spins.
CASE: Original 38mm x 43mm case, not including the crown, is brushed stainless-steel and in spectacular condition. Matching original caseback, with Sicura coat-of-arms inscription.
CRYSTAL: Sicura plexi-crystal, blemish and scratch-free.
BAND: Dark blue leather strap, with stainless-steel hardware. This jump hour watch also comes with a silver and dark blue premium nylon NATO strap, with stainless steel hardware; both nicely compliment the blue features of the Sicura dial.
MOVEMENT: Original 17-jewel Baumgartner BFG866 hand-wound movement.
CROWN: Original stainless steel crown.