Jacob & Co. has created a horological art piece that is acquired first as a digital asset using the blockchain technology. Named Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus, it is also the first ever “digital native” timepiece competing in the “GPHG” Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Its NFT allows to redeem a physical timepiece: a white gold, high jewelry, high watchmaking, unique piece interpretation by Jacob & Co. of Venus’ appearance.
The mechanical timepiece created by Jacob & Co. is a graphic and horological interpretation of the planet Venus as a watch. Both digital and physical assets are unique pieces that will not be repeated. The cutting-edge concept, grounded in both binary and actual worlds, has been recognized by members of the GPHG Academy.
The Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus is a new, elaborate version based on Jacob & Co.’s successful Astronomia collection. It comes as 44-mm, polished white gold timepiece with wide sapphire openings on the caseband and openworked lugs.
Under its vast, curved sapphire crystal lies a vertical movement with three arms. One is a flying tourbillon, the other is a rotating 288-facet Jacob-cut gem representing a planet and the third is an hour and minute dial, cut from a slab of red spinel.
The dome is a three-dimensional, gem-set lattice Jacob & Co. used as a canvas to carry the individual nature of each piece in the collection. In this watch, the open-worked dome in yellow gold is set with white diamonds, yellow diamonds and pink sapphires.
The digital side of Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus was created in collaboration with unxd.com, an online platform dedicated to bridging the gap between luxury and digital.
A customer willing to acquire the Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus is to make his purchase on unxd.com. They will acquire an NFT, a blockchain-secured certificate that is proof of ownership of the digital Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus.
This NFT unlocks a set of exclusive experiences designed by Jacob & Co. and which will be privy to the NFT owner only. They include a series of invitations to specific brand events and to meet personally with Jacob Arabo and Ben Arabov. The NFT allows its owner to redeem the physical version of the Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus directly from a Jacob & Co. boutique.
Model: Jacob & Co. Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus
Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM42
Diameter: 34.55 mm
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Functions: Hours and Minutes
• Flying Tourbillon Cage rotating in 60sec
• Jacob-cut pink gem rotating on itself in 60sec
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 21 mm
Material: 18K white gold and sapphire apertures on sides
Case Back: 18K white gold
Bows: Winding and time-Setting via two 18K white gold bows on caseback
Crystal: Domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 m (3atm)
Dome: 18K yellow gold set with brilliant-cut white diamonds (~ 1.06 ct.), pink sapphires (~ 0.45 ct.) and fancy vivid yellow diamonds (~ 0.71 ct.)
Subdial: Spinel with planet Venus symbol
Hands: Rose gold Jacob&Co-designed hands
Strap: White alligator
Clasp: 18K white gold tang buckle
2-year international warranty