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We all have a favorite spot in the world that has a special place in our heart—whether it’s because an important event occurred there or because it inspires us beyond words, there are certain cities that make us feel so happy every time we visit them. And now, there is a beautiful way to not only pay homage to the city that’s the closest to your heart but to always carry it with you—or at least a miniature version of its most notable sites.
Luxury watchmaker Jacob & Co, known for its exquisite and one-of-a-kind timepieces just expanded its Astronomia Tourbillon Art Collection with one more watch honoring Moscow. The company also announced that it is open “to making custom watches of all the great cities of the world.” Just like the Moscow timepiece, these will be unique pieces to ensure that no two clients have the exact same watch even if they are inspired by the same city.
And if the Astronomia Tourbillon Moscow Watch is any indication about what you can expect, then prepare to be completely blown away. It features 3D versions of four of the most iconic buildings in the Russian capital (Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, The Bolshoi Theatre, and Hotel Ukraina), all hand-engraved and hand-painted on a beautiful aventurine base enclosed in a 50mm case. The case is crafted from 18-carat rose gold and features a unique domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment.
The manual winding movement is comprised of 384 components and has a double-axis tourbillon. Another standout feature is a unique diamond globe that weighs one carat and has 288 facets—it rotates on itself every 60 seconds. The other globe on the same axis is crafted from lacquered blue magnesium and looks like the Earth. The watch comes fitted with an alligator strap in a deep blue hue with an 18-carat rose gold folding buckle.
The retail price is $600,000 and you will be working with the Jacob & Co.’s team in Geneva to customize your own version of their iconic Astronomia Tourbillon Art timepiece.