Recently launched watch brand Neuhaus Inventing Timepieces have released this intriguing and innovative model called the “Janus Double Speed” it features a single hour hand that rotates round the dial once every 6 hours instead of the usual 12.
Noticeably different also are the two hour markers instead of the usual one, each separated by 6 hours. The sections inbetween are divided into half hours, quarters and five minute intervals. By having a double speed the distance between these hour markers is twice as large as normal which makes for much better legibility.
Since there is no sweeping seconds hand in order to determine whether the watch is running a small black and white disc is visible through a small aperture just above the 09/03 markers. This changes colours every 2 seconds so that a quick glance will tell you whether the watch is running or not. The crown at 3 o’clock feautures a silicon ring to ensure an easy grip.
Neuhaus was founded by Manuel Neuhaus who works with watchmaker Ralf Nietzel Zusammen.
Prices for the Janus Double Speed are about 2400 Euro and are available through the sites shop.
Movement: ETA/UNITAS 6498, 17 jewels, 18.000 A/h, Geneva stripes, blued screws
Clockwork alteration: hour hand runs at double speed
Case: stainless steel 316L, consisting of 2 parts
Crystal: sapphire and ar coated
Display back:: sapphire crystal, screwed (6 screws)
Water resistant: until 5 ATM
Bracelet: 24 mm
Diameter of Case: 44 mm
Hight of Case: 10,7 mm
Weight without bracelet: 80 g
…with steel bracelet: 180 g
…with leather strap: 93 g