"Heure Sautante" by Corum
voted "Watch of the Year"
The one driving the "Watch of the Year" is a mechanical hand-wound
movement featuring a tonneau shape that can adapt to the most
varied kinds of cases. Its key characteristic is an hour display
by successive jumps through a trapeze-shaped aperture placed in
the upper part of a domed, guilloché dial which appears to be
distended, as if the large minute numerals, from 15 to 45, were
stretched downwards and narrowed upwards.
They frame an off-centred dial with hour-markers, with a large
cambered havana-type hand running over the minutes. The seconds
hand runs over a mini dial with godrons, hollowed out just above
the 30 minute numeral, as if it was trying to squash it.
The steel case with its plate-shaped conical profile, domed on
top and curved below for a snug fit, give the illusion that the
entire case follows the stretched form of the dial.
Classical "Heure Sautante" comes in a choice of three different
dial colours (black, silvered or copper-coloured and silvered)
in limited numbered editions of 300 each