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Fleurs De Jardin Full Pink Sapphires

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Tickled Pink. Recreating a beautiful garden of flowers on your wrist, the newest Astronomia Fleurs de Jardin Full Pink will leave you tickled pink. The delicate butterfly flying tourbillon, time display and upper level pink sapphire kite-shaped flowers all turn around the dial clockwise in ten minutes, while the mother-of-pearl base set with pink sapphires turns counter-clockwise at the same speed. The 18k rose gold case features a bezel and inner ring set with pink sapphires, and sitting atop the movement is a 288-facet Jacob-cut pink sapphire.

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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, with the patented 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 60 seconds.

CLOCKWISE AND COUNTERCLOCKWISE

The Fleurs de Jardin is comprised of elements above and on the base dial which turn both clockwise and counterclockwise. Above the dial is 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.

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GEM-SETTING

Jacob & Co. is one of the few brands that has the legitimacy to create high and fine jewelry, 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 choosing of stones for quality, cut, clarity, and matching color. This can take many months or years, depending on the exact colors 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 center of the timepiece.

CASE & CRYSTAL

The Fleurs de Jardin is housed a very wearable and comfortable 42.5mm 18K gold case. Anti-reflective sapphire crystals cover the front, back and sides of the watch, while gemstones adorn the bezel and the inner case ring.

DIAL & HANDS

The hour and minute dial of the Fleurs de Jardin is 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.

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AT A GLANCE:

Iconic double-axis flying tourbillon movement

Elements moving both clockwise and counterclockwise

The upper structure turns clockwise in 10 minutes

One kite-shaped gemstone flower in the upper structure turns counterclockwise

The middle of the base dial turns counterclockwise, while the gem-set center turns clockwise

288-facet Jacob-cut gemstone in the center of the timepiece

The time display uses a patented Differential Gears System that allows 12/6 o'clock to remain in the correct position regardless of where it is in the rotation

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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: AF321.40.BA.AD.A

MOVEMENT: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM31; Diameter: 34.55mm; Height: 16.50mm; Material: Titanium, brass and gold; Components: 444; Jewels: 43; Power Reserve: 48 Hours; Frequency: 28'800 vib/h (4 Hz); Water resistance: 30m (3atm).

SYSTEM: Vertical movement construction combining a flying tourbillon with spinning and turning gemstone flowers.

• Flying Tourbillon Cage rotating in 60 seconds, revolution around the central axis in 10 minutes

• Titanium and Rose Gold PVD butterfly-shaped upper bridges

• Hours and Minutes Dial completes a full rotation around central axis in 10 minutes, always on the 12-6 o'clock position thanks to a patented differential system.

Pink Sapphire Jacob cut® (288 facets - 0.81 ct) on top of the movement; Hanging Flowers made of Kiteshaped Pink Sapphires make a full revolution clockwise in 10 minutes, while the Dancing Flower rotates counterclockwise on itself in 60 seconds.

Mother-of-pearl Floral Ring carrying 5 Pink Sapphire Flowers ( 0.46 cts.) makes a full revolution counterclockwise in 10 minutes, while the central ring invisibly set with 46 Pink Sapphires ( 1.05 cts.) makes a clockwise rotation in 10 minutes.

CASE: Diameter: 42.5mm; Height: 21mm; Material: 18K Rose Gold; Case Back: 18K Rose Gold; Case Band: Single-Piece Sapphire Crystal; Bezel: 18K Rose Gold and 40 Pink Sapphires ( 3.7cts); Inner Ring: 48 Pink Sapphires ( 1.31cts); Bows: Winding and Time- Setting via two 18K Rose Gold bows on caseback; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double-sided Anti-Reflective Treatment.

DIAL & HANDS: Dial; Titanium PVD Rose Gold and Mother-of-Pearl; Hands: Rose Gold Plated.

STRAP & CLASP: Strap: Satin; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold, Butterfly-shaped folding clasp with 44 Pink Sapphires (~0.76 cts).
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