The Jacob & Co. Palatial Flying Tourbillon Hours & Minutes Collection presents three astonishingly beautiful and hypnotically fascinating tourbillons, each designed to showcase the enduring appeal of this most magical of mechanisms.
Palatial Manual Jump Hour Tourbillon
The Jacob & Co. Palatial Flying Tourbillon Hours & Minutes adds to the visual dazzle of the tourbillon two additional functions: a jump hour disk, located at 10:00, with an instantaneous jump hour display, and a retrograde minutes counter sweeping across an arc to its right. The translucent dial allows the viewer to see the coordinated action of each of these fascinating complications, and, at the top of every hour, the synchronized return of the minutes hand and advance of the hour disk punctuate with a mechanical feast for the eyes the steady beat of the tourbillon below. Powering this mechanical visual symphony is the Jacob & Co, MHC manufactured caliber 0050, with a 100-hour power reserve.
Manually wound Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute Jacob & Co. caliber JCBM02, 31 jewels, diameter 34.10mm, total height 8.80mm, 251 components; one-minute flying tourbillon; frequency: 21,600 vph/h (3Hz); anti shock, titanium balance with gold timing screw, 100-hour power reserve. Finishing: Circular satin-brushed “Jacob & Co.” upper bridge of the tourbillon cage; Bridges: satin-finished, hand-polished angles, drawn-finished flanks. Black gold bridges on the back; mirror-polished ornamental plate with circular satin finished black gold disc with engraved and white-lacquered Jacob & Co. logo.
Diameter 43mm, 18K rose gold case and crown. Finishing: circular satin-finished bezel and band; bezel with polished gadroon, polished crown and outer lugs; circular satin-finished case back with polished gadroon; power reserve indication on case back. Scratch-resistant sapphire glass with inner anti-reflective treatment (front: rounded; back: flat).
Water resistant to 30 meters Green, blue or red mineral crystal, applied polished Jacob & Co. logo; at 10 o’clock jump hour with instantaneous- jump disk, between 12 and 3 o’clock retrograde minutes sector with indication by means of a hand, at 6 o’clock tourbillon; gilt “Jacob & Co.”, “tourbillon”, and “Swiss made” lettering.
The Jacob & Co. Palatial Flying Tourbillon Hours & Minutes similarly unveils its mechanical magic through the translucent blued sapphire crystal. The entire minute repeater mechanism, which is usually hidden away from view under the dial, is visible here –press the slide which arms and activates the repeater, and you’ll not only hear the hours, quarter hours, and minutes rung on two cathedral gongs, with all the charm of an haute horlogerietimepiece and a musical instrument combined –you’ll see the incomparable mechanical dance of the complex system of racks, snails, and levers that bring to life the song of time. The Palatial Minute Repeater features the manually wound Jacob & Co, MHC manufactured caliber 3100, with an 85 hour power reserve.
Each Jacob & Co. Palatial Flying Tourbillon Hours & Minutes is finished to the very highest standards, with black polished steelwork, hand‐finished flanks and internal angles on the plates and bridges, and special enhancements including top‐plate bridges in black gold. The balance of each tourbillon is also a high performance feast for the eyes, in titanium with gold timing screws. With their rich blued sapphire dials and flawlessly executed movements, each Palatial Tourbillon is a window into the very heart of haute horlogerie.