18k yellow gold Wrist Chronometer no. 5711
Case: Yellow gold, rectangular, stepped sides, case no. 10340 and 75851(both inside) and case no. 051514 (outside)
Dial: Silvered, aperture for jump hour, revolving minute disc, subsidiary seconds dial, unsigned.
Movement: s/n; 5711, 10''' tonneau shaped caliber 10TS, Niton, Geneve, Swiss, Eigtheen 18 jewels, Eight 8 adjustments, 2 x Poincon de Geneve quality seal. This movement was part of a batch of 6 movements (5707-5712), which obtained the Poincon de Geneve quality seals on April, 4, 1929
1929 - Niton, Geneve
1929 - still validating
1992 - Antiquorum
2000 - Antiquorum
2007 - Antiquorum
2019 - Etsy
2021 - Bonhams, Hong Kong
1992 - Antiquorum 11 Apr 1992 est CHF 14,000 - 16,000 sold 17,250chf "Niton Genève, No. 10340, 1930's. Fine and rare, rectangular, jumping-hour, 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch. C. massive, polished gold screwed bars. D. mat silver, with painted Arabic numerals for the minutes + auxiliary seconds dial, aperture for the jumping-hour. "Bâton" gold hands. M. 9"' tonneau, Geneva Quality Hall Mark, rhodiumed, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, Breguet balance-spring. Signed on the movement. In very good condition. Dim. 23x37 mm. C. massive, polished gold screwed bars. D. mat silver, with painted Arabic numerals for the minutes + auxiliary seconds dial, aperture for the jumping-hour. "Bâton" gold hands."
2000 - Antiquorum 19 Nov 2000 est CHF 18,000 - 20,000 unsold "Niton Genève. Produced in the 1920's.Very fine and elegant rectangular jump hour 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch. C. two-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, gold screwed bars. D. matte silver with painted Arabic numerals forthe minutes and the seconds, aperture for the jump hour. 'Flèche' blued steel hands. M. Cal. 5711, 9''', stampedwith the Geneva Quality Hallmark, tonneau, rhodium plated, 'fausses côtes' decoration, 18 jewels, leverescapement, cut bimetallic balance, 8 adjustments, Breguet balance spring.Signed on the movement, numbered on the case. Dim. 23 x 38 mm. C. two-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, gold screwed bars. Notes Designs of the Niton digital dials, dated 1928, are published in 'Wristwatches: History of a Century's Development' bycHELMUT KAHLERT, RICHARD MUHE, GISBERT L. BRUNNER, English Edition, 1986, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,Pennsylvania, USA, p. 59. "
2007 - Antiquorum 2 Jun 2007 est HKD 150,000 - 200,000 unsold "Yellow Gold Jump-Hour Niton, Genève, No. 10340. Made in the 1920s. Very fine and elegant, rectangular, jumphour, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch. C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, gold screwed bars. D. Matte silver with painted Arabic numerals for the minutes and the seconds, aperture for the jump hour, minute hand on revolving disc. Blued steel second hands. M. Cal. 5711, 9''', stamped twice with the seal of Geneva Quality Mark, tonneau-shaped, rhodium plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever-escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with eight adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Movement signed, case numbered. Dim. 23 x 38 mm. Thickness 6 mm. Property of a Swiss Gentleman C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, gold screwed bars. D. Matte silver with painted Arabic numerals for the minutes and the seconds, aperture for the jump hour, minute hand on revolving disc. Blued steel second hands. Notes Designs for the Niton digital dials, dated 1928, are published in Wristwatches: History of a Century's Development by Helmut Kahlert, Richard Muhe, and Gisbert L. Brunner, English Edition, 1986, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., p. 59. 198 "
2019 - Etsy Etsy New York, $11,500
2021 - Bonhams, Hong Kong Watches, 1 Dec 2021, 14:30 HKT, Hong Kong, Admiralty. LOT 831 NITON, GENEVE | JUMP HOUR, REF. 5711, A RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR DIGITAL JUMP HOUR WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1930
Property of a Japanese Collector NITON, GENEVE | JUMP HOUR, REF. 5711, A RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR DIGITAL JUMP HOUR WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1930
Movement No: 5711 Case No: 10340 Calibre: Manual winding, double stamped with the Geneva seal, signed Dial: Silvered, signed Case: Length 37mm, 18k yellow gold, snap back Strap: Associated leather
Footnotes Niton，「Jump Hour」5711, 1930
Although the function of jumping hour was introduced in as early as the 18th century, the boom for jumping hour watches didn't really come about until the 1920s. Since this function harmonized perfectly with Art Deco style- the mainstream aesthetic taste at the time-, jumping hour became especially popular. Among them, the Manufacture Niton was referred to as the master of creating jumping hour timepieces. Founded in 1919 in Geneva, Niton was commissioned by the likes of Patek Philippe, Cartier, and Lange & Sohne for its jumping hour movements. However, it is rather rare to see a jump hour watch bearing the name of Niton itself, especially those still in fine condition. Such models can be seen demonstrated in Lot 831, 837 and 838. Aside from Niton, jump hour timepieces from E. Gübelin are also very sought after. As forementioned, pocket and wristwatches fitted with this unusual display were mostly produced by the eminent makers, such as Audemars Piguet, Cartier and Patek Philippe during the 1920s to 1930s, so finding one from Gübelin is exceedingly rare. Yet, two of such pieces were uncovered and presented in this sale (as seen in Lot 832 and Lot 839). They will be the pieces to spark interesting conversations in your collection.
This watch carries no less than 3 case serial numbers. Two at the case back inside, 10340 and 75851 and the case back outside shows a 6-digit serial number which is just visible. Sadly the last digit is not clear. But in all probability the 6-digit serial number is 051514. Because there is a case back serial number it looks like it was sold by a retailer. Unknown which one. E. Gubelin placed their case number, just one, "between" the lugs, small side. Cartier placed for this period of time (1929), three serial numbers on the case, which is the case in this case. One for the movement, one for the case and one for the date when the movement and case were joined together, the date of issue of the complete watch. Usually all three numbers at the case back outside, "between" the lugs, longest side, like with this watch. But in this case, the 3 serial numbers are split into 2 serial numbers on the case back inside and 1 serial number on the case back outside. I can therefore not state with certainty whether this watch was sold by Cartier.