Men`s stainless steel and rose gold plated Habring2 Jumping Seconds wristwatch with date. Tutone Habring2 Austria sector dial with rose gold tone hour markers. Automatic movement featuring Seconde Morte seconds. Comes on a black Habring 2 leather strap with a stainless steel tang buckle. Approximate diameter is 42mm. Accompanied by a fitted Habring2 watch box and Habring warranty (no longer valid) with general instruction manual book. The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. The overall condition is very good. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
Jumping Seconds aka Deadbeat Seconds or Dead Seconds (Seconde Morte) beats at one beat per second which is seen when the seconds hand jumps between seconds. Richard Towneley created the deadbeat escapement which was later used by George Graham in regulator clocks. Starting in the 1950`s and 1960`s, watch manufacturers like Omega and Rolex used this mechanism in such models as the Rolex Tru Beat and the Omega Synchrobeat.