The new Jacob & Co. World Is Yours Dual Time Zone is a tribute to a double time zone watch that Jacob Arabov received at the age of 13, from the hands of his father, Nison Arabov. Bearing the once-famous Wakmann brand name, that special timepiece would go on to inspire every Jacob & Co. watch ever made.
With the new The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone, Jacob Arabov and his son Benjamin Arabov, pays tribute to Nison Arabov and their family heirloom watch.
This new creation from Jacob & Co. is a two time-zone watch with independent hours and minutes. It comes with a great domed dial, featuring the Earth as seen from the sky.
Watches passed on from father to son carry unique importance. More than a gift, they symbolize the transfer of values, love, wisdom, blessings and passion.
The new collection has been named The World Is Yours as a tribute to Mr. Nison Arabov, who guided Jacob and Benjamin to find the right path in their life.
The timepiece that Jacob received from Nison Arabov was a Wakmann two time-zone complication, with two sub-dials caught between two engravings, one of Europe, the other of the Americas.
Inspired by this historic watch Jacob & Co. created a double time-zone complication with two sub-dials.
The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone, the first timepiece from the new The World Is Yours collection, has a 43-mm diameter rose gold case where everything is curved. Its bezel is stepped, rounded and very thin in order to offer the largest dial possible. It’s followed by a large, highly domed sapphire crystal.
This is a necessary feature as the dial itself is curved, like the Earth it represents. The height difference between its lower and highest points is an astonishing 3.7 mm. As a result, the hands are also curved. The crown is short, integrated into the case outline, rounded, polished and discreet.
The blue lacquered dial of The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone watch represents the Atlantic Ocean, with three continents on either side. Visible on the dial side are Northern, Central and Southern America to the west, Africa, Europe and the western most parts of Asia to the East, including the Arabian Peninsula.
Each landmass is stamped and rendered in a rose gold finish of exceptional relief. Mountains and depressions present a high level of detail and realism. They’re given extra presence by the curvature of the dial. Overall, it gives the impression of seeing Earth from space.
Made of 18k rose gold, the engraved case-back displays the rest of the world from Europe to Japan, depicting all of Africa and Asia.
The dial is a highly domed brass plate. The continents’ outlines are carved with a high precision laser. Their surface is stamped using a purpose-built, high-accuracy mold. All three sub-dials are carved into the dial plate. The entire piece then undergoes a galvanic treatment covering it in rose gold.
The oceans and seas are lacquered blue, an operation so delicate it’s entirely made by hand. Lastly, Roman and Arabic numerals and the minute tracks are gold-stamped into place on top of the blue lacquer.
Powered by a brand new Jacob & Co. exclusive calibre, The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone watch indicates two time zones, complete with hours and minutes, vertically aligned on either side of a small seconds.
Each time zone can be set at will using the crown, down to the minute. This feature is very rare, but completely indispensable in Jacob & Co.’s view. It is the only way countries with an unusual UTC time offset can display both their local time and another one.
Placed on the dial centre, the small seconds hand is a rose wind with four main arms, one of which is painted red to act as a pointer. It symbolizes the compass one needs to navigate the world.
Model: Jacob & Co. The World Is Yours DUAL TIME ZONE
Manufacture Jacob & Co. Self-Winding JCAA11 Caliber
Diameter: 29.50 mm
Height: 6.80 mm
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz)
Double timezone with independent hours and minutes
Central small seconds
Material: 18K Rose Gold
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 14 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: in 18K rose gold with laser-engraved world map
Water resistance: 30 m
Blue lacquered dial
Stamped continents with rose gold finish
Compass Rose in the center
Rose gold-plated hands
Hand-fitting inclined at 12°
Blue alligator leather strap
18K rose gold pin buckle
Limited edition of 999 pieces