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Andersen Genève Launch Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition in Platinum and Gold

Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

Andersen Genève are known for producing watches with exquisitely detailed and patterned dials such as the Asprey Worldtime. Another great example of this is their flagship Jumping Hours model, which was GPHG nominated two years running in 2020 and 2021. Now, a new version of the Jumping Hours is here in the form of the Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition.

Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

As you may be able to gather from the watch’s name, it’s dedicated to Japan, which is culturally known as the Land of the Rising Sun due to it being one of the most easterly countries bordering the Pacific. In many regards, the Jumping Hours Rising Sun is a stylisation of the Japanese flag with the 38mm platinum case representing the white base and the pink gold dial being the red sun.

Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition
Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

That dial is absolutely beautiful with its traditional guilloché engraving and ‘magic lozenge’ pattern. The display itself revolves around the hours display at 12 o’clock and the minutes subdial at 6, honing in on the quintessential aspects of time keeping. This focuses the aesthetics of the piece back onto the beauty and artisanal crafts of the case and dial, which is a very Japanese approach to design where beauty is of equal importance to function.

Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

Beneath the surface of watch is the Frédéric Piguet 11.50 automatic calibre with 72-hour power reserve. It’s the same movement that starred in the previous GPHG nominated versions, notable for its double barrel system that gives it such a large power reserve. It’s worth noting that while the calibre is a base Frédéric Piguet, the jumping hours mechanism was designed and built in-house by Andersen Genève.

Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition

In terms of availability, the Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun is a limited edition of 50 pieces. At CHF 48,800 (approx. £42,800) it’s not priced too dissimilarly from the previous platinum case and gold dial editions that sit in the region of £30k-40k. I’m trying to think of a pun to end the article on that links this watch being named after the sun to the current heatwave in the UK, but it’s so hot that my brain can’t think of one.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Andersen Genève Jumping Hours Rising Sun Edition
  • Case/dial: 38mm diameter x 9.22mm thickness, 950 platinum case, guilloché engraved18k pink gold dial
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
  • Movement: Frédéric Piguet calibre 11.50, automatic, 28 jewels
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 60h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Strap: Leather
  • Price/availability: CHF 48’800 (approx. £42,800), limited edition of 50 pieces

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.