The new Jumping Hours, a unique piece from independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin is not a “jump hour” watch as you might expect — it is a quadruple jump hour watch, with four separate hour indications that jump sequentially on the quarter hour. Unlike Speake-Marin’s first “multi-hand” time display watch (check out my hands-on video of the Speake-Marin Triad here) in which each of the three hour hands moved in tandem, the Jumping Hours here is more complex in its mechanics.
Frankly, I was a bit confused about exactly how this watch watch worked when I read the release. The concept as described in the official press release along with the the press photos (which do not clearly depict the concept of the sequential quarter-hour jumping) were not easily understandable nor as illustrative as I thought they could be. They key — and perhaps the only way — to understand this watch is seeing it in action: