Jacob & Co.: Astronomia Bucherer Blue is the first three-axis tourbillon in space

Not many fake luxury watches  go into space. Jacob & Co.'s Astronomia Bucherer Blue has even made a return - and now awaits its new owner.

Jacob & Co. sends the first three-axis tourbillon into space with its Astronomia

When Jacob & Co., Bucherer Blue and Sothebys join forces, only the unthinkable happens. The Jacob & Co. and Bucherer Blue collections have always been characterized by bold innovations, often surprising with unconventional designs. But the two companies never crossed a line: flying into space for the astronomical tourbillon Bucherer Blue.

Astronaut Eytan Stibbe goes into space with Jacob & Co. watch on his wrist
On April 8, 2022, the time has come. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue joins a team of four aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor space shuttle built by Elon Musk's SpaceX. It was carried into space by the wrist of Israeli astronaut and philanthropist Eytan Stibbe. The goal — a 17-day mission to keep members in orbit on the International Space Station for 15 days — has been successfully accomplished. Astronomia Bucherer Blue is therefore considered to be the first three-axis tourbillon in space.Jacob & Co. Astronomia

After the space shuttle returned, the Bucherer Blue Astronomical Tourbillon was presented to the public as part of a public tour of New York City.

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue
With a diameter of 50 mm, this 18-karat white gold watch is adorned with details in Bucherer's characteristic blue hue. At the heart of the Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue is the three-axis gravitational tourbillon, which ensures that the position-dependent rate deviations of the most sensitive components cancel each other out at all these positions. In particular, however, the first and second axes each rotate at 1/min, and the third axis rotates around their respective axes at 1/h.

The design of the watch includes four rotating satellites that rotate in constant motion. They consist of a dial, a tourbillon cage, a spherical diamond representing the moon and a magnesium lacquered sphere representing the earth.replica Patek Philippe grand complications

The special caseback also hints at the adventures this watch has undergone, with the moon, the stars and the design of a spacecraft heading for the International Space Station. A vibrant Bucherer blue color scheme is used for the background and renderings, as are the space images.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue

Jacob & Co, Bucherer Blue and Sotheby's are all chasing stars. In a spirit of discovery, the two watch companies known for their innovative and dazzling designs have teamed up with Sotheby's to send a special timepiece into the unmapped expanse before a charity auction this summer.

Called the Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue, this unique timepiece is a marvel of Swiss craftsmanship and decorative arts, the first three-axis tourbillon to leave Earth's atmosphere.Replica Greubel Forsey watches

Last April, Axiom Space launched a four-person team to and from the International Space Station (ISS) from Launch Site 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The flight, AX-1, was returning from the coast of Florida. One crew member on this historic mission is Eytan Stibbe, an impact investor and philanthropist who led the Israeli-designed Rakia space mission. A Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue watch is attached to his wrist.

The Rakia mission spent 17 days, 1 hour, 37 minutes in space, and the astronauts orbited Earth 273 times at an altitude of 250 miles at nearly 17,500 mph for a total of more than 7 million miles.

After returning from space, Jacob & Co Astronomia Bucherer Blue begins a public tour of New York City, first with a stop at the Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine from July 11 to 17, and then at Sotheby's New York on the 21st until July 25 , then head to the auction block for a single-piece dedicated live auction on July 26.

As the high quality copy watches travels to and from space on one mission and back, this sale will ensure its impact is passed down for generations.