Wear a three-axis tourbillon on the slopes of Mount Everest…
And Jacob Arabo is always prepared for the accident… The founder of luxury Jacob & Co. is the usual swearing enemy. The astronomical triple tourbillon concept was technically complex and delicately manufactured, and the amazing watch was born… to say the least! Phoenix, Octopus or Casino are all eloquent examples of the versatility of the model. However, astronomy is not a watch that you would think of as an outdoor instrument. But this did not prevent Jacob & Co. from creating the astronomical Mount Everest, which was worn by the Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson during a recent expedition to the Himalayas.
The Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson climbed the summit seven times, visiting 172 countries and some of the most remote places on the planet. Because of his interest in environmental and climate-related issues, he is known as an “environmental explorer”. After announcing a partnership with Nilson, Jacob & Co. found an excellent opportunity to create a new version of astronomy, the main thrust of which is to emphasize the necessity of protecting the planet.
The astronomical tourbillon tri-pole/Everest movement is based on the astronomical sky, on top of which is a rock of Mount Everest, and two of the capsules contain water from the North and South Pole-these were collected by Nelson himself. There are two limited editions of this watch, a total of 24 pieces, to match the 24 time zones on the earth-12 pieces of black gold with black Celestial Vault, and 12 pieces of white gold with blue Celestial Vault.
From a technical point of view, astronomers’ impressive three-dimensional motion relies on the same principles as previous models. This fascinating miniature is located under an impressive sapphire dome, with four animated satellite arms in stages with constant motion:
1 carat Jacobs cut diamond (or black sapphire, depending on version) automatically rotates in 60 seconds
Magnesium paint earth globe with luminous ocean that can rotate within 60 seconds
The skeletonized dial provides hour and minute track display with subtitles Everest, North and South
In the end, the tourbillon rotates on two axes in 60 seconds and 5 minutes (plus a third central axis in 20 minutes), carefully choreographing this charming ballet
As for other versions of astronomy, winding and timing are carried out by two liftable rotating “bows” located on the back of the case.
Nelson said: “The last time I climbed the Himalayas, wearing an ordinary astronomical tourbillon, I climbed 6,200 meters (nearly 20,000 feet) under extreme conditions of -30°C.” “I used astronomy on the climb, In order to test it. You might think that such a complicated fake men watch would be delicate and fragile, but that is not the case. It performs well under all conditions.”
Jacob & Co. Astronomical Mount Everest is presented on a shiny or dark rubber strap with a gold buckle matching the material of the case.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – JACOB & CO. ASTRONOMIA EVEREST
Case: 47mm diameter x 25mm height – black or white gold – domed sapphire crystal with A/R coating – water-resistant to 30m
Movement: calibre Jacob & Co. JCAM25 – hand-wound – 41.65mm x 17.15mm – 21,600vph (3Hz) – 60h power reserve – 42 jewels – 384 parts – hours, minute, double-axis tourbillon – vertical Movement with 4 Arms – 1 black sapphire or 1-carat exclusive Jacob-cut diamond with 288 facets, rotating on itself in 60 sec – magnesium blue lacquered globe, rotating on itself in 60 sec – hours and minutes dial – double-axis tourbillon, 1st cage rotating in 60 seconds and 2nd cage in 5 minutes – one piece of Mount Everest rock on top of the movement – 2 containers with water from North Pole and South Pole
Strap: rubber strap with gold folding buckle