Jacob & Co. is no stranger to making dazzling bejeweled high horology timepieces. This is the brand behind the famous Billionaire diamond tourbillon watch, after all. While Jacob & Co. unveiled some crazy complications at Baselworld 2019, in honor of the new season, we are highlighting a pair of colorful Jacob & Co. Brilliant Flying Tourbillon models to get you into the swing of spring.
First up we have the Brilliant Flying Tourbillon Pink Sapphires watch. A complete feast for the eyes, the substantially sized 47 mm tourbillon timepiece in 18k rose gold is blanketed with pink sapphires. Jacob & Co. declares that these are “Ice Cream Cut” sapphires—a creative gemstone cut that combines soft curves and sharp reflections.
The candy-colored sapphires hug the curvy bezel in multiple layers, while the bright pink precious gems on the dial set the stage for the pair of leaf-style gold hands at center and the one-minute flying tourbillon (with a Jacob & Co. upper bridge) oscillating at 6 o’clock. The watch features a total of 351 Ice Cream Cut pink sapphires distributed between the bezel, dial, strap buckle, and crown, in addition to one cabochon-cut pink sapphire set into the winding crown.
Powering the gem-set Jacob & Co. watch is the manually-wound Caliber JCBM01 movement, with a generous 100-hour power reserve. Turn the watch around and you’ll see that Jacob & Co. also gave the mechanical movement the lavish gem-set treatment. The plates and bridges are set with 346 brilliant-cut white diamonds.
Fancy colored sapphires are definitely having a moment in the luxury watch landscape these days. But rather than going for the rainbow look favored by so many other brands right now, Jacob & Co. stuck to a single sapphire shade with great effect.
Joining her pink sister is the Jacob & Co. Brilliant Flying Tourbillon Tsavorites in a glorious green hue. Much of the timepiece is the same—from the 47 mm case to the flying tourbillon peeking through the dial to the hand-wound Caliber JCBM01 decorated with diamonds.
However, what is distinct is the use of rich green Tsavorites gemstones to adorn the watch. The bezel of the yellow gold case is invisibly set with 170 baguette-cut Tsavorites while the crown is set with 14 baguette-cut Tsavorites and topped with one cabochon-cut Tsavorite. The dial is further embellished with 146 baguette-cut Tsavorites and the yellow gold tang buckle attached to the white alligator strap shines bright with 21 baguette-cut Tsavorites.
Whether you opt for pink or green, these high-jewelry tourbillon timepieces by Jacob & Co. capture the spirit of springtime.