Long seen as a beacon of hope at the end of a storm, rainbows have prevailed throughout history as the universal symbol for optimism. Look to the future and see a rainbow with Jacob & Co’s latest take on the Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin now in Rainbow. Designed to recreate a garden on your wrist, this breath-taking timepiece features the colours of the rainbow and draws its power from a delicate butter-fly tourbillon movement. The tourbillon, time display, and upper level multi-coloured sapphire flowers all travel around the dial clockwise, while the mother-of-pearl base set with rainbow sapphire flowers moves counter clockwise. The 18K rose gold case features a bezel and inner ring set with rainbow sapphires, and atop the movement sits an incredible 288-facet Jacob-cut grass-green tsavorite.
Introduced in 2019, the Fleurs de Jardin instantly transformed the way people viewed feminine horology. Incorporating the techniques learned with the Astronomia and the Astronomia Solar, Jacob & Co. created its first true high complication specifically designed for women. In 2019, the Fleurs de Jardin was officially pre-selected from hundreds of women’s timepieces for inclusion in the Ladies Complication category of the GPHG, the “Oscars” of watchmaking. This selection underscores the Fleurs de Jardin’s importance in horology.
The most important challenge that arises when crafting a rainbow watch is sourcing the right colour gemstones. With exceptional craftsmanship at the forefront, the team of designers at Jacob & Co. are masters in sourcing and selecting stones. Showcasing their expertise with flawless colour, the Fleur de Jardin is a gemstone masterpiece. The 42.5mm 18k rose gold bezel of the rainbow is set with 40 rainbow sapphires, while the inner ring features 48 rainbow sapphires.
Sitting on top of the movement is a beautiful green, 288-facet Jacob-cut tsavorite, while the frame carrying 11 flowers with kite-shaped multi-coloured sapphires rotates clockwise once around the dial in ten minutes. The flying tourbillon and the time display also rotate clockwise in ten minutes. The mother-of-pearl base set with rainbow sapphire flowers rotates counter clockwise in 10 minutes. This stunning new version of the Fleurs de Jardin is limited to 101 pieces.
Hidden below the delicate 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 ten minutes around the central axis, with the patented a 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 sixty seconds.
There are tales of hidden treasures at the end of rainbows, but with the new Fleur de Jardin from Jacob & Co., there is no need to look further than your wrist.
Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin now in Rainbow - Technical Specifications
Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM31
Diameter: 34.55mm Height: 16.50mm Components: 444 Material: Titanium
Functions: Hours and Minutes
System: Vertical Movement with 3 Arms, Full Revolution in 10 min around a Central Axis
Flying Tourbillon Cage in 60 seconds
Hours and Minutes Dial, Patented Differential Gears System℗ allows to keep the 12/6 O’clock position
Tsavorite Jacob cut® (288 facets – 0.81 ct) on top of the movement;
Frame carrying 11 Flowers with Kite Shaped Multicolored Sapphires.
Mother-of-Pearl base with 46 Rainbow Sapphires (~1.05cts) rotates counter-clockwise 360 de grees in 10 minutes.
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz)
Finishing: Plate and Bridges: Sand-blasted and Angled; Geartrain: Circular Graining, Polished Sink; Polished Screws; Barrel: Circular Graining; Flat Balance Spring
Material: 18K Rose Gold
Case Back: 18K Rose Gold
Case Band: Single-Piece Sapphire Crystal
Bezel: 18K Rose Gold and 40 Rainbow Sapphires (~3.7cts)
Inner Ring: 48 Rainbow Sapphires (~1.31cts)
Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via two 18K Rose Gold bows
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with double Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 30m (3atm)
Dial: Mother-of-Pearl and Titanium PVD Rose Gold
Hands: Gold Plated
STRAP & CLASP
Strap: Satin or Alligator
Clasp: 18K Rose Gold, Butterfly shaped clasp with 44 Rainbow Sapphires (~0.76 cts)