After teaming up with Bugatti for a menacing Chiron Tourbillon with a working 16-cylinder engine, luxury watch manufacturer Jacob & Co. is back with another jaw-dropping timepiece. Taking on its classic Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin design, the New York company has reinterpreted the Tourbillon-clad wristwatch in a striking rainbow color palette.
“Long seen as a beacon of hope at the end of a storm, rainbows have prevailed throughout history as the universal symbol for optimism,” the company shared in a press release. The watch, designed to “recreate a garden on your wrist,” features multicolored sapphire flowers at the Tourbillon, time display, and upper level, all of which travel around the dial clockwise. A mother-of-pearl base set with rainbow-colored sapphire flowers moves counterclockwise. This is all housed in an 18k rose gold case that features a bezel and inner ring set with more rainbow sapphires. Finishing off the piece is a 288-facet Jacob-cut grass-green tsavorite at the center.
Take a detailed look at Jacob & Co.’s Rainbow Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin above. While no price is listed, only 101 units have been made available.
In today’s trying times, we need rainbows more than ever. Long seen as a sign of hope, a symbol that bad times are over, rainbows have been a theme in jewelry for many years.
Now, Jacob & Co. introduces a rainbow version of its ground-breaking Fleurs de Jardin. Designed to recreate a beautiful garden of flowers on your wrist, framed by sparkling rainbows, this amazing timepiece is powered by a delicate butterfly tourbillon movement. The tourbillon, time display and upper level multicolored sapphire flowers all turn around the dial clockwise, while the mother-of-pearl base set with rainbow sapphire flowers below turns counter-clockwise. The 18K rose gold case features a bezel and inner ring set with rainbow sapphires, and sitting atop the movement is a 288-facet Jacob-cut grass-green tsavorite.
Underlying all this beauty lies the legendary timepiece workmanship for which Jacob & Co. is famous, including the vertical Astronomia double-axis flying tourbillon movement, which makes a full clockwise revolution in 10 minutes around the central axis, with the patented Differential Gears System that allows the time display to maintain the 12/6 o’clock position regardless of where it is in the rotation. In addition, the flying tourbillon cage rotates on itself once every 60 seconds.
According to legend, treasure is found at the end of the rainbow, but with the new Fleurs de Jardin Rainbow from Jacob & Co., you need look no further than your wrist.
The Fleurs de Jardin is comprised of elements above and on the base dial which turn both clockwise and counterclockwise. Above the dial is the flying tourbillon, the time display and a frame holding three gemstone flowers, which turns clockwise in ten minutes. An additional gemstone flower turns counterclockwise while going around the dial in ten minutes as well.
The time display uses a patented Differential Gears System that allows the 12/6 o’clock to remain in the correct position regardless of where it is in the rotation.
On the base dial, the mother-of-pearl (or diamond-set in some versions) middle section set with gemstone flowers, turns counter-clockwise in ten minutes, while the inner gem-set ring turns clockwise in ten minutes.
This constant motion is mesmerizing and ensures that your watch will never look the same throughout the day.