In today’s watchmaking world, several brands recognize that a little touch of added dimension goes a long way. Such is the case with the new Jacob & Co. SF24 watch. This timepiece is a wonderful blend of past, present and future. Crafted in micro-blasted 18-karat rose gold, the watch features an open-work dial for viewing of the Concepto based Caliber 2220 with exclusive world time SF24 module. The watch features a cylindrical three-dimensional top piece that displays the cities via a fold-down screen much like train station departure screens.
In part, this new frontier in watchmaking has come to fruition thanks to advancements in technology, micro-technology and materials used in watchmaking. Today, unusual shaped cases and crystals can be cut precisely to all angles thanks to high-precision CNC machines, and the mechanical movement can be reworked to tell time in different ways thanks to strong research & design teams composed of engineers and scientists as well as craftsmen. This Jacob & Co. SF 24 is bold but not too big and offers real personality along with function. It retails for $95,000.