With the exquisite Fleurs de Jardin watch, the time is always springtime. Inspired by the sophisticated mechanism of the Astronomia Solar, the Fleurs de Jardin, which was in development for more than a year, makes high watchmaking colourful and feminine. 11 brilliant flowers of kite-shaped amethyst, pink and icy blue sapphires, tsavorites, citrines, orange garnets and rubies rotate counter-clockwise around a mother-of-pearl dial once every ten minutes.
The Fleurs de Jardin flying tourbillon Underlying all this 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 10 minutes around the central axis, while it rotates on itself once every 60 seconds.
The Fleurs de Jardin is comprised of elements above and on the base dial which turn both clockwise and counterclockwise. Above the dial are the flying tourbillon, the time display and a frame holding three gemstone flowers, which turns clockwise in ten minutes. An additional gemstone flower turns counterclockwise while going around the dial-in ten minutes as well.
The time display uses a patented Differential Gears System that allows the 12/6 o’clock to remain in the correct position regardless of where it is in the rotation. On the base dial, the mother-of-pearl (or diamond-set in some versions) middle section set with gemstone flowers, turns counter-clockwise in ten minutes, while the inner gem-set ring turns clockwise in ten minutes. This constant motion is mesmerizing and ensures that your watch will never look the same throughout the day.
Jacob & Co. is one of the few brands that has the legitimacy to create high and fine jewellery, as well as high-end watches. The diamond and gemstones industry is a closed society, and it is really a relationship business.
Sourcing the very best diamonds and gemstones depends on reputation and personal connections, and thankfully Jacob & Co. has solid, decades-long relationships. As a result, Jacob & Co. has access to the very best sources of diamonds and gemstones from all over the world.
Many of the gem-set timepieces, like the Fleurs de Jardin, require meticulous care in the choice of stones for quality, cut, clarity, and matching colour. This can take many months or years, depending on the exact colours needed. Jacob & Co. is also an expert in the setting of these stones, working with the very best gem setters in the industry. In fact, Jacob & Co. has even pioneered its own proprietary cut, the 288-facet Jacob-cut – the Fleurs de Jardin features a Jacob-cut gemstone in the very centre of the timepiece.
The hour and minute dial of the Fleurs de Jardin are made of rose gold PVD titanium and mother-of-pearl, with Roman numeral hours. As this dial is constantly turning, the time display always stays in the correct 12/6 position thanks to an ingenious patented differential system. The hands indicating the time are rose gold-plated.
We can only admire and dream about this incredible masterpiece created by the Genius of Jacob & Co.
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