The $1 million beauty will be a definite key attraction
A number of top watch brands will showcase their newest creations in a variety of locations around Geneva starting tomorrow in celebration of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition. Jacob & Co., for instance, are debuting their newest Astronomia Flawless watch this week. The newest piece is based on the well-known Astronomia Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon watch with sun, moon and earth globes. The new model features a transparent sapphire case to view its complicated functioning from all sides. According to Jacob Arabo, Founder and CEO, the key objective of this version was this transparent viewing -an extremely difficult thing to achieve, the reason why only a very few watch brands have released fully-transparent sapphire cases.
The Astronomia Flawless is valued at $1 million – featuring a monobloc sapphire case that includes a case, a dome, and a case back. The watch also boasts of a sapphire barrel bridge in the movement, a blue sapphire dial and a sapphire buckle on the blue strap.
More than 40 steps totaling more than 1300 hours of production go into the making of a single Astronomia Flawless timepiece. The complicated manually wound movement – JCAM16 caliber with triple axis tourbillon- has also been revisited in this model. The Astronomia Flawless features two spherical 288-facet diamond spheres. One is a 1 karat Jacob Cut® diamond on one end of a satellite that acts as the sun and sits opposite an 18-karat rose gold and enamel earth globe. Between the two spheres, and raised out of the center axis of the movement, is the second diamond sphere – a 2.23-carat Jacob Cut® multi-faceted yellow diamond.
The Astronomia Flawless’s movement boasts a rose-gold finish on the titanium bridges with the small dial of blue sapphire. Only nine individually numbered pieces will ever be made of this model.
Source: Jacob & Co