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

The one-of-a-kind timepiece, L’Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE by Jacob & Co. will be the only lot at an exceptional online auction dedicated to it, organized by Sotheby’s on July 26, 2022.

Bidders from all over the world will be able to register for the event.

Jacob & Co., Tourneau Bucherer and Sotheby’s join forces to create a unique event, and revive what is at the base of the human spirit: “when we get together, and work together, everything is possible ! »

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

The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE © Jacob & Co.

Two of the most famous names in watchmaking, along with the internationally renowned auction house Sotheby’s, have joined forces to send a one-of-a-kind watch into the vastness of space. This different 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 fine watchmaking, it is the first Tourbillon with three axes to have ever left the earth’s atmosphere.

A galactic first

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 for the first time marks the sending of a Triple Axis Tourbillon into space, 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 © Jacob & 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 space crew circled the Earth 273 times at an altitude of 250 miles at almost 17,500 mph, covering a distance of more than 7 million miles in total. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue

The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE

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

When reaching for the stars makes a difference on Earth!

The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE © Jacob & Co.

“The Astronomia Bucherer BLUE tourbillon is a truly unique timepiece that elevates the art of watchmaking above the Earth, above time,” comments Benjamin Arabov, CEO of Jacob & Co. “So the very idea to send this special Astronomia into space, as you can imagine, was truly exciting. Circling the Earth, the watch had the same view of us that we usually have of it. This mirroring is typical of my way of envisaging the creation of timepieces. »

Axiom Head of Mission, Eytan Stibbe, Investor and Philanthropist, adds: “The Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE watch continued flawlessly to display accurate time during launch and return to Earth, enduring extremely high G-forces and also microgravity in space.

When reaching for the stars makes a difference on Earth!

Eytan Stibbe & Benjamin Arabov © Jacob & Co.

“Bucherer BLUE” is our platform for bringing bold projects to life with innovative partners. Together, we strive to create dynamism and curiosity for our NextGen customers,” says Patrick Graf, Commercial Director of Bucherer. “The exceptional timepieces, imaginative power and positive attitude of Jacob & Co. make possible what seemed impossible before. Powered by internationally acclaimed auction house Sotheby’s, this collaboration takes the Bucherer BLUE philosophy to a whole new level and we are delighted that the Astronomia Bucherer BLUE has gone into space, pushing the boundaries beyond expectations.”

“The Main Event” to follow the main event: an exceptional 1-lot auction by Sotheby’s.

Upon returning from space, the first Triple Ax watch to escape Earth’s atmosphere, embarked on a public display tour of New York, stopping first at the Bucherer 1888 Time Machine store in New York. York from July 11 to 17, 2022, then at Sotheby’s New York where it will be exhibited from July 21 to 25, 2022, before heading to the auction block for the exceptional online sale dedicated to it on July 26, 2022.

Offered without reserve – and with bidding starting at $1 – proceeds from the sale will benefit the Davidson Institute of Science Education, an Israeli nonprofit that serves as the educational foundation of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The organization believes in connecting people to science, initiates, organizes and manages a wide range of educational programs. While the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE traveled to space and back on a single mission, the impact of the watch, due to this special sale, will reverberate for generations.

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

A commemorative limited edition

The Astronomia Bucherer BLUE is a captivating timepiece, but as the first three-axis tourbillon to reach the exosphere, its aesthetic is even more spellbinding. It is unquestionably one of a kind. In addition to the Tourbillon Astronomia, Jacob & Co. and Bucherer also pay tribute to the greater involvement of the private sector 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 in the United States from Bucherer. The 18 exclusive pieces feature a blue honeycomb bracelet and a titanium case back with an engraving of 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 together Jacob & Co., Bucherer BLUE and Sotheby’s to reach for the stars and make a difference on Earth.

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