Jacob & Co
Many watch brands manage to continue just on the edge of the radar for a long time and will suddenly light up the entire screen with components of bold creativity and mechanical brilliance. Such can be the case with Jacob & Co., whose situation in the watch business has moved seriously throughout the last 5 yrs owing to a number of useful technical designer watches. This New York-based business's financial success can even be related to organizer Jacob Arabo's friendship and collaboration with Claude Sanz, the outgoing owner of Bunter SA, certainly one of watchmaking's best-and best kept-secrets. Sanz and Arabo share a shared love of beautiful gem stones and haute horlogerie-a combination that turned Jacob & Co.'s signature Five Time Zone watch perfectly into a mechanical marvel in the time its launch in 2007.
The top watch ever done would be the Quenttin, Sanz proudly claims of the exclusive edition watch that ultimately put Jacob & Co. on serious collectors radar. It's really a mechanised wonder that seems just like a hybrid of Baumgartner, Halter, and something else, having a 31-day power reserve and visible spring barrels. It has the power reserve feature to far left in the dial counts the times, not the hours, almost defining it as 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 which offer all this power. Jacob & Co. certainly is going to stun, 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 maintains the aficionados coming back for much more