Instead of the hour hand typically found on wristwatches, the hour is displayed in a vision panel through a digit. After sixty minutes there is a leap in time – the seven turns into an eight and the eleven into a twelve.


The digital displays the Pallweber watches perform indiosyncratic leaps since their invention in the 19th century.
The historic German patent states that the inventor has pulled out “four teeth” from clockwork. Instead of latching the required power in a second spring barrel, the Pallweber worked with the “tooth space technique”: The hinge moment operates once per hour on the display disk. To enable the Pallweber to perform this leap within a matter of a second, a mechanical force is required that requires great watch craftsmanship. Josef Pallweber works with selected manufactures from the Arc jurassien in the western part of Switzerland, the region that houses most of the high-end Swiss watch-making industry.