Not shy of mechanical or other feats – of great proportions, Jacob & Co. Highlighting its latest wonder this summer Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue. A new watch A unique pieceThe Rakia was specially made for the space mission, a special Israeli-led four-person flight to and from the International Space Station this past spring.
As its name suggests, the extraordinary timepiece was created in collaboration Bucherer Blue, the famous Swiss retailer’s “platform to bring together bold projects with innovative partners,” explained the brand’s chief commercial officer Patrick Graf. The model was additionally launched with a partnership Sotheby’sThe auction house is ready to put it up for sale.
In terms of style, the Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE is a novel, special edition Jacob & Co. ’s previous Astronomia tourbillon takes the base design. The original Astronomia was launched as “the embodiment of 21st-century ultra-high-end watchmaking”, as phrased by the manufacturer, featuring a large, predominantly sapphire case construction in precious metal and an attractive, rotating display.
The unique watch was worn on board by Rakia crew member Eytan Stibbe, an impact investor and philanthropist, as the unusual timepiece joined the mission during its 17 day, 1 hour and 37 minute mission. Notably, this aircraft became the first triple axis tourbillon to leave Earth’s atmosphere.
In terms of specifications, the Bucherer Blue’s display features a magnesium and hand-made globe of the earth, a spherical diamond with 288 facets known as the “Jacob-cut”, a patented triple-axis tourbillon and a subdual. For hours and minutes with a patented timepiece-differential gear system; Each of these are displayed on a magnesium dial.
Jacob & Co. ’s caliber JCAM10 ensures the constant operation of the display, its precise finish is visible throughout, and its 60-hour power reserve is manually wound by a lift-out rotating “bow” placed on the model’s monumental caseback. . Features an 18k white gold case measuring 50mm and large sapphire crystal windows.
Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE has been on public display at Sotheby’s New York galleries this past week and will be sold via a single-lot auction at Sotheby’s today at 2PM EST.
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