some extremely surprising production numbers probably never released..

Joseph recently posted some excellent photos of his jump hour watches and at the same time I was doing some research on production numbers and thought this would interest you.

Mercator

Made between 1994-2004 in only 638 pieces!!!

I don't have the ventilation of the different case/dial combinations but considering that the original enamel dial models were made in 50 pieces (38 for the Africa/Europe/Asia dial and 12 for the Americas) and about 100 were made for different markets (this is a rough guess) this means that the regular production models were made in 488 pieces divided between yellow gold and platinum cases and dials representing either Africa/Europe/Asia or the Americas. The dials representing the Americas were produced in lower numbers than the other map.

This is incredibly limited for a regular production model!!

Jump Hour 

The round jump hour model was made from 1994-1998 with a production of 192 pieces in yellow gold and 131 in platinum!!!

Re: some extremely surprising production numbers probably never releas
07/11/2008 - 15:50

Thanks Alex. An additional info about the Jump Hour. Is it this model ?

I am interesting as it is the first VC watch i got having seen it on your wrist.

Best regards.

Patrice.

you are correct Patrice, the photo is of the Jump Hour (nt)
07/11/2008 - 16:02

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Surprising!
07/11/2008 - 15:52

Produced in much smaller quantities than the Jubilee!

So we're really talking here about LEs, without the LE tag... it helps add a little extra touch of magic to those already special models

Important and surprising figures Alex!
07/11/2008 - 17:21

But what about the output of the Saltarello? Any ideas?

Thanks Alex

Re: Saltarello
07/11/2008 - 17:47

If I may interject...

I believe the Saltarello was a limited production of 200 pieces in each metal.

I know that YG, RG and WG were used but a don't know about PT.

Regards,

Joseph

Re: Re: Saltarello
07/11/2008 - 18:15
500 pieces in total: 200 in each of rose gold and white gold; 100 in yellow gold.
Re: Re: Re: Saltarello
07/11/2008 - 19:14

Thank you for the clarification, Teetann.

Joseph

Thank you Joseph, and Teetann for the answer.
07/11/2008 - 22:34

I am surprised that yellow gold output was lower than the 2 other golds.

And also that they did not produce in PT!

Re: some extremely surprising production numbers probably never released..
07/11/2008 - 17:50

Hi Alex,

Thank you for those fascinating stats. I had no idea.

The regional map version I know were very small numbers, 10 of each. But I'm not sure if that was total or per metal.

Regards,

Joseph