This year, Jacob & Co. – masters at haute joaillerie watches — once again surprises and delights with a huge array of timepieces that range from complex tourbillons to stunning emerald delights. Last year, the brand released its Astronomia watch — you can read about that here. This year, there are several new renditions — in an updated format that brings the Earth and moon to all new heights.
The new Astronomia watch has been reconfigured with a larger, more open aired domed sapphire crystal for viewing the sun, moon, and tourbillon with multi axis’s. The newest pieces: Astronomia Baguette and Aventurine. Both are powered by the JCEM01 caliber with an orbital display that makes a full cycle around the dial every 20 minutes thanks to four individual satellites. The moon is created using a 288-facet spherical diamond that reflects incoming light in a multitude of directions throughout its 60-second rotation around an independent axis.The handprinted titanium Earth sphere also rotates every 60 seconds. The tourbillon orbits the dial, alongside the other objects, every twenty minutes and a fourth arm offers the hours and minutes display.
The exclusive JCEM01 caliber, armed with a Phillips-curve balance spring and motor barrel, pushes the boundaries of lightweight watchmaking with its construction in titanium. The watch is housed in a 50 mm case and the entire surface is paved with diamonds.
In the realm of diamonds and gemstones, Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co., never lets us down. Key watches this year include the $18 million Billionaire with 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. the one-of-a-kind watch is created in affiliation with Flavio Briatore and his company Billionaire Lifestyle. The incredible 260 carats of diamonds consists of individual GIA-certified diamonds of up to 3 carats each – bead set in inverted pyramid style. The time is depicted via a skeletonized JCAM09 caliber with tourbillon escapement. We will bring more Jacob & Co. news post BaselWorld. Stay tuned.