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The Mystery Tourbillon Arlequino Bracelet

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Mystery dials, timepieces where the indicators seem to be floating over the dial, are part of the grand history of watchmaking, going back about 200 years when it was first invented by a clockmaker who was also a practicing magician. Jacob & Co. has brought the mystery back with an innovative, contemporary high watchmaking and high jewelry twist.

The Mystery Tourbillon Arlequino combines high watchmaking, a world first with two linked central, back-to-back triple axis tourbillons, with high jewelry, as the case is invisibly set with baguette multicolored sapphires and the dial is set with hexagonal, overlapping multicolored sapphires and diamonds. The sophisticated and ground-breaking Mystery was more than one year in development.

Twin Triple-axis Tourbillons

Two triple-axis tourbillons positioned side-by-side in the center of the dial is a true innovative move for Jacob & Co. and a horological first for the watch industry. Most tourbillons are either set at the 12 or 6 o'clock position. This new placement provides an inspiring mechanical and visual effect for the watch while powering the dial and maintaining its accuracy. The twin complications turn simultaneously at 60 seconds for the first axis, and two minutes for the second and third axis.

Mystery Time

In hindsight it seems logical that the mystery dial was invented by a watchmaker who was also a practicing magician. The 200-year-old complication in which the watch hands appear to float inside the dial while keeping accurate time appears magical. Jacob & Co.'s interpretation of the mystery dial involves colored gems that cover two discs, one for the minute and one for the hour. A diamond on each gem-covered disc is used to indicate the time - secretly, mysteriously.

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Bracelet

In an unusual twist even for a jewelry watch, the same gem-setting care that it took to pave the dial and case with gems also went into the 18K white gold bracelet. Nearly 400 baguette white diamonds and 50 baguette multicolored sapphires pave the bracelet extending the color and sparkle of the watch around the wrist.

Special Gemsetting

The case of the Mystery Tourbillon is invisibly set with baguette hexagonal diamonds and the dial is set with hexagonal, overlapping diamonds. The 50 mm white gold case and lugs are invisibly set with 192 multicolored sapphires (14.47 total carats). The inner ring is invisibly set with 120 multicolored sapphires (7.14 total carats).

The minute disk is invisibly set with 119 multicolored sapphires and one white diamond, which indicates the exact minute (9.5 total carats).

The hour disk is invisibly set with 143 multicolored sapphires and one white diamond, which indicates the hours (8.18 total carats).

The 18k white gold bracelet is set with 396 baguette diamonds (37.97 total carats) and 50 baguette multicolored sapphires (6.43 total carats).

CASE

The 50mm 18K white gold case and lugs are completely paved with multicolored sapphires, rubies and diamonds. There is no crown. Instead, the watch is set and wound by two bows that lift out of the case back. The front and back of the case are protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystals. Even with the abundance of the gems the watch is water resistant to 30 meters.


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AT A GLANCE

Two Swiss Made triple-axis tourbillons placed back-to-back in the center of the timepiece.

Two gem-set disks with single white diamond to indicate the time (no hands).

50mm 18K White Gold case.

Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal.

60 hours of power reserve.

No crown, timepiece set and wound via two lift-out 18K white gold bows on the back of the case.

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Technical Specifications

Item Number: SN800.30.AB.UB.A30BA

Movement: Caliber: Manufacture Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM32; Diameter: 42.80mm; Height: 15mm; Components: 430; Power Reserve: 60-Hours; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 68; Decoration: 2 rubies on the tourbillon; Functions: Differential Double Triple Axis Tourbillon Cage: • 1st Axis: in 1min; • 2nd Axis: in 2min; • 3rd Axis: in 2min

Case: Diameter: 50mm; Thickness: 22.75mm; Material: 18K White Gold; Case Back: 18K White Gold; Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via 18K White Gold lift-out rotating "bows" at case back; Case & Lugs: 18K White Gold; 192 Multicolored sapphires (≈ 14.47 ct.); Inner Ring: 120 Multicolored sapphires (≈ 7.14 ct.); Crystal: Domed Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3atm)

Dial & Hands: Minutes Ring: 119 Multicolored sapphires and 1 White Diamond (≈ 9.5 ct.); Hours Ring: 143 Multicolored sapphires and 1 White Diamond (≈ 8.18 ct.);

Bracelet : 18K White Gold Bracelet set with 396 Baguette White Diamonds (≈ 37.97 ct.) and 50 Baguette Multicolored Sapphires (≈ 6.43 ct.)

Total Carat Weight : White diamonds : ≈ 37.97 ct. Multicolored Arlequino Sapphires : ≈ 45.72 ct.

Limited Edition: Pièce Unique

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