Jacob & Co : Classical daring

Palatial Automatic
Case: polished pink gold, optional diamond-set bezel (1.09 cts), sapphire crystal back Diameter: 42 mm Movement: self-winding (Calibre 5010), 28,800 vph, 26 h power reserve Functions: hours, minutes Dial: black, transferred pennant hour-markers and applied hour-markers coated in beige Superluminova, rhodiumed facetted superlumionva-enhanced openworked hands and red hands Strap: brown alligator leather, polished pink gold buckle Water resistance: 50 m

Although it made its name through bold creations worn by fashion and stage celebrities, the Jacob & Co brand has recently demonstrated that it could also create surprises in the classical department. The new Palatial line is a good example and particularly with regards to the Palatial Automatic model with its lean proportions, perfectly suited to the needs of fans of tradition in search of a touch of modernity and originality. This watch with its current look is equipped with a high-precision movement developed for Jacob & Co by Jura-based company, Swiss Timeless Manufacture. It displays hours and minutes with sword-shaped hands and hour-markers on three versions of the spiral-built dial. The round case is personalised by the swept or receding design of its lugs and crown-guard. One may also opt for a diamond-set bezel in the more spectacular version. The movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal back, features a circular, grained decoration and is adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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