Jacob & Co., not shy about feats, mechanical or otherwise, highlighted Bucherer’s latest masterpiece, the Astronomia Tourbillon BLUE, this summer. The new watch is unique and made exclusively for the Rakia space mission, a special Israel-led four-person flight to and from the International Space Station this spring.
As the name suggests, this rare timepiece was produced in collaboration with renowned Swiss retailer Bucherer BLUE, which, as the brand’s Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Graf describes it, is “a platform for realizing bold projects with innovative partners”. The model is also debuting in partnership with Sotheby’s, with the auction house preparing to sell it.
In terms of style, the Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE is a fresh special edition based on Jacob & Co.’s previous Astronomia Tourbillon base design. Launched as “the embodiment of ultra-high-end watchmaking in the 21st century,” the original Astronomia was notable for its large sapphire case structure in precious metal and its fascinating rotating display, as the manufacturer put it. Discount replica watches
Worn in flight by Rakia crew member Eytan Stibbe, an influential investor and philanthropist, this rare timepiece has joined a space mission that lasted 17 days, 1 hour and 37 minutes. It is worth noting that this flight also made this watch the first three-axis tourbillon watch to leave the earth’s atmosphere.
In detail, Bucherer BLUE’s display features magnesium and hand-painted globes, a spherical diamond with 288 facets, a spherical diamond known as the “Jacob-Cut”, a patented three-axis tourbillon and a patented use of sub-doubles The chronograph’s differential gear system displays the hours and minutes; each of which is displayed on a magnesium alloy dial.
Jacob & Co.’s JCAM10 caliber ensures the display’s steady operation, its meticulous finishing runs through, and its 60-hour power reserve is hand-wound via a lifting rotating ‘bow’ placed on the model’s commemorative caseback. An 18k The white gold case, measuring 50mm, has a huge sapphire crystal window that encloses everything. replica watches for men