FROM SPACE TO THE WRIST, WITH GEMS AND GRACE.
The Astronomia Metaverso Venus is a one-off, high watchmaking, high jewelry phygital timepiece. It comes with its own one-off NFT certificate to be worn in the Metaverse. It represents Jacob & Co.'s unique vision of how Venus, as a planet, would transform into an actual timepiece. It's also the perfect expression of Jacob & Co.'s unparalleled creativity and craft.
UNDER THE DOME
Based on the 44-mm Astronomia case, Jacob & Co. has created a new, expressive component that had never before been featured in a timepiece : the dome. This three-dimensional, openworked piece of jewelry is embedded between movement and sapphire crystals. The lattice structure is extremely thin and extensively set with gems, trailblazing a new approach to jewelry in watchmaking. Crafted out of yellow gold, the Astronomia Metaverso Venus' dome is adorned with 147 brilliant-cut white diamonds, 176 brilliant-cut pink and yellow sapphires. Combining the advanced craft needed to set such a thin matrix with a unique design is typical of Jacob & Co.'s way.
The dome has three large openings to let the high watchmaking functions through. First is a one-minute flying tourbillon with a carriage shaped like the Jacob & Co. logo. At 4 o'clock is a pink, transparent sub-dial with rose gold hands. Lastly, a 2ct, 288-facet, Jacob-cut pink sapphire spins on its own axis at 8 o'clock.
In the background, a mainplate of blue aventurine and pink mineral glass furthers the astronomic and poetic nature of this unique piece. The watch is presented in a three-dimensional meteorite-shaped box. The Astronomia Metaverso Venus is to be auctioned off with its NFT certificate.