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FLEURS DE JARDIN

Rose Gold and Icy Blue Sapphires

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Flowers are an essential part of the high jewelry repertoire. Jacob & Co. decided to add horological roots to this classic and created Fleurs de Jardin (French for Garden Flowers). Over 30 years of experience in the highest spheres of gemology allowed the crafting of petals out of gems using the signature kite-cut. This wrist-sized garden is a colorful enchantment for the senses. The tourbillon carriage is shaped like a butterfly, pollinating the surrounding flowers. Making fruitful use of the vast color range of sapphires, Jacob & Co. crafted 9 of them. The central one is the queen of this garden, a large Jacob-cut gem surrounded by more gem petals. The Fleurs de Jardin case is designed like a greenhouse. Made of transparent sapphire, it offers a unique view on an ever-changing landscape. A gold and baguette-cut-gems frame underlines this botanical timepiece.

From a creative concept to design inspiration. To the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Embracing colorful gems to express the beauty of nature, there is poetry and horology in Fleurs de Jardin.

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Creating a miniature, mechanical, rotating garden required going beyond all preconceptions, innovating and breaking barriers. Caliber JCAM31 is one of the most advanced and complex movements in the Jacob & Co. catalog. Its role is to provide life and energy to all flowers, while making one full rotation every 10 minutes. Caliber JCAM31 is a three-dimensional movement with a central, vertical axis. It carries spinning gem-made flowers. Its platform base, made of mother-of-pearl, bears more flowers rotating in the opposite direction of the rest of the movement. This perpetual motion imitates the cycle of life. The precious stones selection and setting process devised by Jacob & Co. is extremely demanding. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in high jewelry, it results in perfectly smooth, seamless surfaces of gleaming gems. The rare and demanding kite-cut is the root of all flowers in Fleurs de Jardin. The highest, largest one uses the patented, signature Jacob Cut. Carved from a large rough of extremely high quality, it receives the exclusive, spherical, 288-facet cut.

One full movement rotation in 10 minutes. 444 components.Double-axis flying tourbillon. Orbital dial. Rotating flower beds. 48-hour power reserve.

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Fleurs de Jardin fertilizes constant motion with poetry. It is a composition of spinning plants that are actually complications, achieved by exclusive, hand-wound Caliber JCAM31.

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Blending poetry with high watchmaking and high jewelry, Fleurs de Jardin is a delicate blossom of light and colors. Don't be surprised if you lose yourself in this dreamlike garden. Fleurs de Jardin is meant to be a distraction from the world.

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FLEURS DE JARDIN

Rose Gold and Icy Blue Sapphires

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