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Epic SF24 Tourbillon Baguette Blue dial

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With its groundbreaking city time display, the Epic SF24 Tourbillon enters a bold new dimension entirely undiscovered by traditional watches. Named after its split-flap, 24-city, vertical second time zone display, the Epic SF24 Tourbillon is a jet-set world-traveler's watch that is unique in its complexity and utility. Remarkably challenging to engineer and manufacture, yet easy and intuitive to use: the functionality and design of the Epic SF24 render it prepared to take on the world.

Split-flap World Time Display

The patented World Time Display of the Epic SF24 Tourbillon comprises a total of 163 components, allowing it to work at a press of a button, on demand, with exceptional feel and reliability. Inspired by traditional split-flap timetable displays once used in airports and train stations, a press of the button on the left hand side of the Split-Flap extension turns it to the next city name - and, along with it, also advances the Arabic hour display by one.

Designed to boldly stand out among traditional two-time zone watches, the Split-Flap display is a spectacular engineering achievement unto its own not simply for its complexity, but for its singular ability to bring a smile of appreciation to even the most tired of world travelers.

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Epic Sf24 Tourbillon Caliber

The exclusive Caliber JCAA03 automatic movement powers the Epic SF24 Tourbillon, the one-minute flying tourbillon, and time indications. The time on the main dial is set via the crown located at the 4 o'clock position of the case. Once the hours and minutes have been set, the World Time Display is to be adjusted through the dedicated pusher. Once finished, the main dial and the second time zone display work together through a mechanical connection. As the main dial advances to the following hour, so does the split-flap hour display, making for a highly engineered audible and visible feat - not just when it is adjusted, but also once every hour throughout its operation.

Comprising 528 components, including 163 for the Split-Flap display and 68 for the tourbillon, the JCAA03 caliber's 48-hour power reserve is replenished by a self-winding rotor mechanism. Finished with high-end Cotes de Geneve, circular beadwork graining and chamfer decoration techniques, it tastefully combines the values of traditional horology with the achievements only possible in cutting-edge, ultra-modern watchmaking.

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Epic SF24 Tourbillon Baguette Blue Dial Video

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Flying Tourbillon

The tourbillion was originally invented as a single-axis, rotating cage secured from above and below to counter the effects of gravity on the performance of pocket watches. The Epic SF24 Tourbillon presents this 225-year-old invention in a more spectacular way.

The one-minute flying tourbillon of the Epic SF24 Tourbillon features a delicately decorated cage that encapsulates the balance wheel, hairspring, escape wheel and a number of other crucially important components. This openwork cage not only features an elaborate web-pattern in its architecture but is only secured from underneath, allowing for an unobstructed and full view at the ultimate refinement of its detailing and operation. It is a constellation of superbly finished components that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, allows the JCAA03 to keep accurate time throughout its 48-hour power reserve.


Case & Crystal

The case of Epic SF24 Tourbillon Blue measures 45 millimeters in diameter and 13.65 millimeters thick at its center, and 16.70 millimeters between the top of its World Time Display and the lowest point of its case. Its case is crafted from 18K rose gold, set with 79 baguette-cut white diamonds. The case sides, pusher and crown are inset with honeycomb pattern rubber. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal covers the main dial, and a specially curved sapphire crystal safeguards the Split-Flap display, allowing for unhindered viewing of its operation and the spectacular mechanisms inside. The case-back also features a sapphire crystal pane, with a Jacob & Co metalized decor, proudly stating the name of the Epic SF24 Tourbillon's creator.

DIAL & HANDS

The Epic SF24 Tourbillon comes with a blue anthracite opaline dial, with baton hour markers for the main subdial. Above it extends the Split-Flap display for the World Time's city name and its respective hour indication, in high contrast blue and white. A total of 25 baguette diamonds trim the edges of the main subdial and tourbillon. The skeletonized central hands and the hour indices have luminescent coating for increased legibility under all circumstances.

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AT A GLANCE

Patented world time movement and display, exclusive to Jacob & Co.

Inspired by old-time split-flap boards in airports and train stations

24 time zones available at the push of a button

18K white gold case set with 79 baguette-cut white diamonds (≈ 8.13 ct.)

Blue opaline dial set with 25 baguette-cut white diamonds (≈ 0.85 ct.)

Extremely easy to set, use, and read. No need for reading glasses here - the cities are bold and large enough to read easily

Know the time anywhere in the world at a glance (or at the push of a button)

Advance the world time display by the push button on the side of the horizontal display

Advance the local time by one hour at a time using the crown

Flying tourbillon-powered movement

Special case design, integrating the split-flap world time display and the local time display

A sapphire crystal-covered window exposes the intricacies of the patented split-flap mechanism


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Technical Specifications

Item Number: ES802.40.BD.AA.ABALA

MOVEMENT: Caliber: Manufacture Self-winding Jacob & Co. JCAA03 Caliber; Patented; One-Minute Flying Tourbillon; Dimensions: 35.50mm x 42.10mm x 12.20mm; Components: 528 (68 in the cage, 163 for the 24-Hour World Time Indication System); Power Reserve: 42-hours; Frequency: 28'800vib/h (4Hz); Jewels: 36; System: Glucydur Balance Wheel; Anti-shock Finishing: High-end Finishes; Sand-Blasted.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes, Instantaneous Digital & Vertical 24- Hour Time Indication.

CASE: Diameter: 45mm; Height: 13.65mm at the Center, 16.70mm at the World Time Display; Material: 18K Rose Gold set with 79 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 8.13 ct.); Case sides, Pusher and Crown: Inserts of Blue Honeycomb Pattern Rubber; Finishing: Satined; Micro-Blasted and Polished; Crystal: 1 Domed & 1 Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment on Both Sides; Case Back: See Through Back with Sapphire Crystal and Metallized Jacob & Co. Decor; Water resistance: 30m (3atm).

DIAL & HANDS: Dial: Split-Flap World Time Display with City names and custom "Hanoi" Flap; Arabic hour display; Blue Opalin dial with 25 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 0.85 ct.); Hands: Gold Skeleton central hands; White Luminova Coating.

STRAP & CLASP: Strap: Alligator; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Deployant Buckle.

TOTAL CARAT WEIGHT: 104 Baguette White Diamonds (≈ 8.98 ct.)

LIMITED EDITION: 9 pieces

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