As you can see, Jacob & Co. wanted to bring a healthy number of astronomical data to its Astronomia view, and I believe they did a wonderful job at the Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky, while actually producing the timepiece smaller. Of course, the watch remains a serious “display piece” with most of the worth being in the design and showiness of this elaborate mechanics.Compared into the first Astronomia, the motion design is a bit changed in the Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky Celestial Panorama Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon. The “Jacob Cut” diamond is here replaced with a Jacob Cut orange-colored sapphire that spins, making a full rotation each moment, and can be shaped like an orb using 288 feature cuts. Opposite that this Jacob Cut sapphire crystal is the next indicator hand that’s meant to go with a few wavy structures that collectively are meant to symbolize an orbiting satellite.The movement inside of the watch is the exclusive to Jacob & Co (and again generated by Studio7h38) grade JCAM11. Manually wound, the movement is created of 395 parts and operates in 3Hz (21,600bph) with a power reserve of 60 hours. The motion is marvelous to check at using its elegance and focus on being visually entertaining to view in operation.Combining 18k rose gold and blue (with a matching blue alligator strap), the Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky has a decidedly regal appearance to it. This time around, Jacob & Co. did not incorporate some diamonds on it, but should I understand Mr. Arabo, then diamonds will be coming on a future variant of this Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky. Astronomia Sky is part of a limited edition, and this one is only 18 pieces. I can not wait to find the last version with the appropriate sapphire crystals, since I think this and the entire Astronomia watch collection reflect some of the most interesting “out there” watches which are clearly very lavish, but aren’t the kinds of watches we immediately presume will look best within an oligarch. I can see the Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky on the wrist of a successful, albeit beneficent ruler! Cost for this variant of the Jacob & Co.. Astronomia Sky Celestial Panorama Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon is $680,000.
No matter your opinion on Jacob & Co., everyone can agree the brand is never boring. At Baselword 2013, Jacob & Co. raised eyebrows by releasing its Epic SF24 travel timer watch. A unique watch, to say the very least, it displayed the local time via a typical dial and time in a separate timezone at 12 o’clock using a special retro-style flip clock display like we might see used at airports. Now, three years on, we see the new Jacob & Co. SF24 Flying Tourbillon watch, as well as a diamond version.
Side note: there are also new Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Racing watches which are identical to the original Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 from three years ago, but differ in that they are offered in a range of red, green, and blue racing colors. The inner bezel, indexes, and case’s rubber inserts are all colored, which adds even more visual pizzazz to an already very interesting watch.
However, the star of this year’s new releases has got to be the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon watch. As its name suggest, the watch has a flying tourbillon and it’s located at 10 o’clock, adjacent to the main dial that displays the local time. At 12 o’clock is the second timezone display using what Jacob & Co. calls a Split Flip display. A press on the pusher on the side will allow owners to scroll through all 24 major timezones and marvel at the display as it flips in a way that is reminiscent of the flip board used at many airports around the world.
The watch is powered by the Jacob & Co. caliber JCCAA03 which consists of 528 components. The tourbillon assembly consists of 68 components, while the unique second time zone display consists of 163 components. The balance beats at 28,800 beats per hour, and the movement provides a healthy 48 hours of power reserve. And as expected, the movement is decorated with all the haute horology finishings that one has come to expect from Jacob & Co. including chamfered bridges, polished jewel sinks and sand-blasted finishing.
The new Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon will be offered in three variants. All will have 18k rose gold cases, but the priciest version – the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon Baguette – will feature 79 baguette diamonds totaling 8.13 carats fitted into the case. This version will also feature 25 baguette diamonds totaling 0.85 carats set into the black lacquered dial. In all, the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon Baguette will have 104 white baguette diamonds with a total carat count of 8.98.
For others who prefer something more discrete, the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon is also offered in two regular versions without the flashy diamonds. The other difference lies in the dial. While both will have anthracite opaline dials – on one of them, the dial will be finished in a honeycomb pattern; the other will be decorated with the names of major cities around the world. This version of the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flying Tourbillon will be limited to 101 pieces and will be priced at 190,000 CHF. The Diamond version will be limited to just 18 pieces and will be priced at 330,000 CHF. jacobandco.com