JACOB & CO.
For more than a quarter of a century, the company has created revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewellery that have captivated most from the watchmaking industry. Jacob & Co’s imaginative and opulent timepieces use the world’s best gems and set stones that are the hallmark of the brand. Each creation is an avant-garde vision, inspired from the beauty around, driven by a strong desire to deliver and challenge the traditional limits of watches. The Astronomia Octopus, released for Basel 2017, is unmistakeably bold with its complex nature, symmetrical composition, and mesmerising movements. This eloquent timepiece is a true work of art, cased in a new sapphire monoblock casing that allows the sculpture and complications to be admired from multiple angles. The sculpture appears fully entwined in the JCAM16 manually wound calibre and its sapphire component took a staggering 37 weeks to produce, excluding the time to engrave, sculpt and assemble. Because of the added complexity, there is only one such piece in the world.