Jacob& Co. – When reaching for the stars makes a difference on earth! – Style & Trend – WorldTempus

The unique L’Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE watch by Jacob & Co. will be the only lot in an exceptional online auction dedicated to it, organized by Sotheby’s on July 26th, 2022.

Bidders from all over the world can register for the event.

Jacob & Co., Tourneau Bucherer and Sotheby’s join forces to create a unique event and revitalize what is the basis of the human spirit: “When we come together and work together, anything is possible! »

Innovation, exploration and the belief that the possibilities through partnership are limitless: this is the spirit that brought Jacob & Co., Bucherer BLUE and Sotheby’s together to aim for the stars and make a difference on earth.

The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE © Jakob & Co.

Two of the most famous names in watchmaking have teamed up with the internationally renowned auction house Sotheby’s to send a one-of-a-kind timepiece into the far reaches of space. This other and desirable object, designed by Jacob, will go down in history during a charity auction organized exclusively for him: Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE. A technical and aesthetic marvel of Swiss precision watchmaking, it is the first three-axis tourbillon to ever leave the earth’s atmosphere.

A galactic premiere

On April 8, 2022, the Axiom space mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center Complex 39A in Florida to join the International Space Station (ISS). Among the four crew members of the AX-1 flight: Eytan Stibbe, investor and philanthropist, head of the Israeli space mission Rakia – on his wrist the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE. The Axion mission, which sent a Triple Axis Tourbillon into space for the first time, concluded with the safe return of the astronauts on Monday, April 25, 2022.

When reaching for the stars makes a difference on earth!

The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE © Jakob & Co.

The Rakia mission, along with the Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE on the wrist of mission leader Eytan Stibbe, spent 17 days 1 hour and 37 minutes in space as the astronauts orbited the Earth 273 times at an altitude of 250 miles at nearly 17,500 mph cover a distance of more than 7 million miles in total. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue

The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE

It is a horological feat that brings an otherworldly quality to the idea of ​​a watch. The complex movement is built around a three-axis gravitational vortex. The midnight blue starry background reflects the deep and mesmerizing color of the firmament (“rakia” in Hebrew) and the pronounced domed case made of anti-reflective sapphire crystal is a microcosm in itself: four satellites rotate in constant motion, whose dial, the tourbillon cage, a spherical diamond reflecting the moon and a magnesium lacquered sphere reflecting the earth. Everything is composed in the Bucherer BLUE color palette, giving this watch a true galactic universe.

When reaching for the stars makes a difference on earth!

The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE © Jakob & Co.

“The Astronomia Bucherer BLUE Tourbillon is a truly unique timepiece that elevates the art of watchmaking above the earth and time,” commented Benjamin Arabov, CEO of Jacob & Co. As it orbited the earth, the clock had the same view of us that we normally have of it. This reflection is typical of my way of imagining the creation of timepieces. »

Axiom Head of Mission, Eytan Stibbe, investor and philanthropist, adds: “The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE watch continued to keep accurate time during launch and return to Earth and withstood extremely high G-forces and also microgravity in space .

When reaching for the stars makes a difference on earth!

Eytan Stibbe & Benjamin Arabov © Jakob & Co.

“Bucherer BLUE” is our platform for realizing bold projects with innovative partners. Together we strive to create dynamism and curiosity for our NextGen customers,” says Patrick Graf, Commercial Director at Bucherer. “Jacob & Co.’s exceptional timepieces, imagination and positivity make possible what previously seemed impossible. Supported by internationally renowned auction house Sotheby’s, this collaboration takes the Bucherer BLUE philosophy to a whole new level and we are delighted that Astronomia Bucherer BLUE has gone to space and pushed the boundaries beyond all expectations.”

“The Main Event” following the Main Event: an exceptional 1 lot auction by Sotheby’s.

After its return from space, the first Triple Ax watch to escape Earth’s atmosphere embarked on a public exhibition tour of New York, beginning July 11-17, 2022, at the Bucherer 1888 Time Machine Store in New York, York , and then stopped at Sotheby’s New York, where it will be on display from July 21-25, 2022, before heading to the auction block on July 26, 2022 for the exceptional online sale dedicated to it.

Offered without reservation – and with bids starting at $1 – proceeds from sales will benefit the Davidson Institute of Science Education, an Israeli non-profit organization that serves as the educational endowment of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The organization believes in connecting people with science, initiates, organizes and administers a wide range of educational programs. While the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE traveled to space and back on a single mission, the effect of the watch will resonate for generations due to this special sale.

“From our first sale in 2017 dedicated to space exploration to our sale of Omega Speedmasters to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, auction house Sotheby’s has been a pioneer in bringing together the world of space and the watch collection and offers some of the rarest examples in each category,” says Josh Pullan, Head of Sotheby’s Global Luxury Division. “We are delighted to be a part of this journey that marks the first Haute Horlogerie tourbillon to fly into orbit The innovative spirit brought Jacob & Co, Bucherer and Sotheby’s together for this project and we are honored that the auction of this special watch also benefits a good cause.

A limited commemorative edition

The Astronomia Bucherer BLUE is a captivating watch, but as the first three-axis tourbillon to reach the exosphere, its aesthetic is even more intriguing. It is without question unique. In addition to the Tourbillon Astronomia, Jacob & Co. and Bucherer also pay tribute to the private sector’s increased involvement in space exploration with the release of the EpicX Bucherer BLUE Edition. Inspired by the Axiom Mission, this limited-edition hand-wound watch with a skeleton movement will be available exclusively from Bucherer in the USA. The 18 exclusive pieces feature a blue honeycomb bracelet and titanium case back engraved with an astronaut gazing at Earth from space.

The Astronomia and the EpicX are two watches imbued with the same spirit of innovation, exploration and the belief that through partnership the possibilities are limitless – the spirit that brought Jacob & Co., Bucherer BLUE and Sotheby’s together to search for the reach for the stars and make a difference on earth.

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