Sicura's automatic and manual-winding jump hour watches are quite iconic of the 1970's chic - like this all original 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 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 rally strap, nylon NATO strap, spring bar tool, and Pelican travel case.
1970s Sicura Jump Hour Mechanical Watch
DIAL: Brilliant original Sicura-signed blue dial. Date display at the 3 o’clock position works as designed. Original red and white “propeller” seconds hand in center spins, as designed. Of important note, this is the 24-hour variant, far less seen than the much more common 12-hour variant.
CASE: Original 38mm x 43mm stainless-steel case, not including crown, is in exceptional condition with no scratches and it retains the original brushed finish on case top. Matching original caseback, with Sicura coat-of-arms inscription.
CRYSTAL: Sicura plexi-crystal, which has a small crack on the portion of the crystal that lies under the stainless-steel case, not easily seen by the wearer - and definetely not visable to the common observer.
BAND: Brown leather rally strap, with stainless-steel hardware. This jump hour also comes with a dark blue and red nylon NATO strap - both nicely compliment the blue and red Sicura dial features.
MOVEMENT: Original 17-jewel Baumgartner BFG866 manual wind movement.
CROWN: Original stainless steel crown.