Jacob & Co. Timepiece ‘Out of This World’ brings a whole new meaning.
Space travel became prominent in the world of luxury watches when Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon after an Omega Speedmaster, an iconic model known as the Moon’s first wristwatch. Now, 53 years later, Jacob & Co.’s luxury Timepiece professionals are proud to announce their discovery as the first Triple Axis Tourbillon in space. Jacob & Co. The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE took off from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on April 8, accompanied by investor and philanthropist Eytan Stibbe on a space trip.
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Astronomia Bucherer Blue has a dark blue star dial finish that beautifully captures the intricate craftsmanship of Jacob & Co.’s gravitational triple-axis tourbillon. Beneath its domed sapphire crystal, complex movements revolve and it contains a round diamond that reflects the moon and a magnesium varnish globe that represents the earth. The piece features a unique Astronomia commemorative backcase design that pays homage to the memorable event for Jacob & Co. The ‘Rakia’ space mission, with Astronomia Turbillon Buchera Blue, spent 17-days 1-hour and 37-minutes in space. The space crew orbited the earth 273 times at a speed of about 17,500 miles at an altitude of 250-miles, traveling a total of more than 7,000,000-miles. After returning from his adventure in space, Jacob & Co. Astronomia is set to appear on Buchera’s Blue New York on July 11-17 at Buchara’s 1888 time machine. End of the week-long public exhibition, Jacob & Co. The piece of history will be on display with Sotheby’s New York until the July 26 single-lot live auction. The highly-anticipated auction is on offer without any reserves and starting a bid of $ 1, all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the charity. Check back in the Dupont registry for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
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