Jacob & Co
Quite a few watch brands find a way to remain just within the edge of the radar for a long time and will suddenly illuminate the whole screen with items of bold creativity and mechanical fineness. Such is the case with Jacob & Co., whose position with the watch industry has changed strongly in the last five-years thanks to many remarkable technical swiss wrist watches. This New York-based firm's success can typically be due to owner Jacob Arabo's companionship and collaboration with Claude Sanz, the outgoing owner of Bunter SA, one of watchmaking's best-and best kept-secrets. Sanz and Arabo share a shared passion for beautiful gemstones and haute horlogerie-a combination that turned Jacob & Co.'s signature Five Time Zone watch to a mechanical marvel during the time of its intro in June 2006.
The most beneficial watch ever done would be the Quenttin, Sanz proudly claims of the special edition wrist watch that ultimately put Jacob & Co. on serious collectors radar. It's actually a mechanised wonder that looks to be a hybrid of Baumgartner, Halter, and something else, employing a 31-day power reserve and visible spring barrels. It has the power reserve exhibit to far left on the dial counts the periods, not the times of day, almost turning it into a default date display. The row of copper colored disk-shaped metal components across the gauge-like digital displays is in actuality a set of seven spring barrels that provide all this power. Jacob & Co. certainly has the ability to shock, be it with the steampunkish Quenttin, the sober Grant line, as well as the Tourbillon series that ranges from the near-gaudy Rainbow to the ephemeral Crystal. And surprise is really what makes the aficionados returning for even more