Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Cauny box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a flowing tapered 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a flip clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is sold in worn, vintage condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.
In 1927 Cauny was founded by Mireille Grebler based in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. She became one of the first women in the world to head a watch brand. The distribution of the watches was carried out by a Spanish wholesaler and was intended mainly for the Spanish market. The company went by many names "M. Grebler" was registered in 1951. Cauny Prima is probably their best-known brand identity which was registered in 1953. Cauny can also be found listed as "Cauny Watch, Mireille Grebler.” The company closed its doors in 1966 but later at the beginning of the 1970s it reappeared. The trademark that had been registered in 1966 was owned by United Time SL at Carraterio del Plantia based in Madrid and was brought back to life by Andre Laager, of Brugg, Switzerland in 1973. Today Cauny has branches all over Spain and continues to produce a wide variety of men's and ladies' watches.
Here we have a Rare 1970s Cauny Jump Hour with a 42mm Chrome space-age elliptical case, unapologetically 1970s in form and function. The high polished case has a subtle curve with a lug to lug length of 47.5mm and a case thickness of 15mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a signed crown, the concave shape of the top of the case draw's your eyes toward the elliptical crystal. A dark blue dial has three rotating discs an hour, minute and seconds which smoothly moves, the minute disc once reaching 59 will jump the hour disc forward 1 hour, large Arabic numerals make it easy to see at a glance what the time is. The Cauny brand name is printed in white above "Automatic". On the reverse a screw-down stainless steel case back with the Cauny Prima motif engraved in the centre. Inside an Automatic AS 2072. The watch comes fitted on its high polished integrated bracelet that tapers and curves around your wrist for a comfortable fit secured with a signed folding clasp.
I'm blown away by this watch! Is it a daily wearer? Abolsyultely not, for me anyway... But is it cool? Absolutely! This is the most unapologetically 1970s watch I have yet had on the website and I really think there are multiple people out there who can appreciate it for what it is beyond just me, this is a time capsule of what the craziest designers were up to back in the 1970s... What an incredible time for watches, one we will likely never see again to this extreme.