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World Jacob & Co .: watch manufacturer launches special version "Astronomia Everest"

19:35  28 october  2020
19:35  28 october  2020 Source:   gq-magazin.de

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In 2018, explorer and naturalist Johan Ernst Nilson took a standard version of the "Jacob & Co." Watch "Astronomia Tourbillon" on an expedition to the Himalayas. It defied all the adverse conditions - including temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius, ice climbing and an extreme altitude of 7,000 meters. In order to honor this achievement by man and technology and to draw attention to the dicey situation of our planet, the watch manufacturer Jacob & Co. designed a special version of the "Astronomia Tourbillon" - the customized "Astronomia Everest" - together with the Swedish naturalist. ( Also read: Jacob & Co. - the "Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire" exists only once in the world )

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Mode-Uhren-Jacob-&-Co-Astronomia-Everest.jpg © Getty Images Mode-Uhren-Jacob - & - Co-Astronomia-Everest.jpg Jacob & Co .: The "Astronomia Everest" honors Nilson and his love of nature

The special version of the "Astronomia Tourbillon", limited to 24 pieces, refers to three of Nilson's largest expeditions: the ascent of Mount Everest, a trekking tour to the south - and one to the North Pole. The titanium wristwatch with the appropriate name "Astronomia Everest" combines the researcher's memories of his travels with the latest watch technology and extraordinary design.

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Under the curved glass case with a diameter of 47 millimeters are two tiny containers with water, Nilson personally on both Poland and rock fragments from Mount Everest. The "Astronomia Everest" is powered by the two-axis tourbillon movement, which moves a rotating 288 facet Jacob-cut diamond and a rotating magnesium globe. The watch has another special feature: The hands, the globe, the constellations and the "Jacob & Co." Logo glow in the dark. ( Also interesting: Jacob & Co. x Supreme - the new watch from the accessories collection from looks so provocative)

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Mode-Uhren-Jacob-&-Co-Astronomia-Everest-Nilson.jpg © Jacob & Co. Mode-Uhren-Jacob - & - Co-Astronomia-Everest-Nilson.jpg This watch has its price - and therefore comes with a very special additional service

The watch not only has a high, but also a very special price: It costs 884,800 dollars (almost 754,000 euros) - based on the height of Mount Everest of 8,848 Meters. Ten percent of the price of the "Astronomia Everest" is donated to charity. If you are willing to pay this proud price, you will also receive a gift box that is at least as extraordinary as the watch itself: It has the shape of Mount Everest, on the surface of which you can see a line that shows the ascent of Nilson. If you open the small box, the "Astronomia Everest" seems to be embedded in ice and a mini loudspeaker reproduces the sound of the Everest wind, which was recorded live on the mountain.

In addition, the purchase of the exclusive watch includes a helicopter flight for two with Nilson to the point on Everest where he found the piece of rock, which is now in the 24 copies (12 with black dial, 12 with blue Dial).

The "Astronomia Everest" is available from October 28, 2020 in selected stores.

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