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Jacob & Co.

Reference AT100.30.AC.SD.A, Astronomia First Triple Axis Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE | A piece unique white gold tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2022

1

Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co.

Reference AT100.30.AC.SD.A, Astronomia First Triple Axis Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE | A piece unique white gold tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2022

Reference AT100.30.AC.SD.A, Astronomia First Triple Axis Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE | A piece unique white gold tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2022

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Reference AT100.30.AC.SD.A Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE

A piece unique white gold tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2022



Dial: semi-skeletonized, celestial 

Caliber: cal. JCAM10 mechanical, 42 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, case back secured by six screws 

Case number: no. 1/1 

Closure: 18k white gold Jacob & Co. folding buckle 

Size: 50 mm diameter

Signed: dial and movement signed by maker, case signed by maker and retailer 

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Case: The case is in overall excellent condition with minor signs of wear throughout. Some visible surface scratches in between the lugs near the lug holes. Private Astronaut, Eytan Stibbe, fitted an alternative strap for use purposes on the AX-1 mission.


Dial: The dial is in overall excellent condition.


Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Please note that a portion of the seller’s proceeds will be donated to the Davidson Institute of Science Education.


Jacob & Co., Bucherer BLUE, and Sotheby’s, are reaching for the stars. The two famed watch companies, celebrated for their innovative and dazzling designs, along with Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for art and luxury, have joined forces in the spirit of exploration to send a special timepiece into the unmapped vastness of space before going up for a charitable auction this summer. Named the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Bucherer BLUE, the unique watch, a marvel of Swiss craftsmanship and the decorative arts, was the first triple axis tourbillon ever to leave the earth’s atmosphere, shuttled on the first private, all-commercial mission into the cosmos.


On 8 April, Axiom Space launched the world’s first privately crewed mission to the International Space Station, of which, all four crew members safely returned off the Florida coast on Monday, April 25. The AX-1 mission studied microgravity through experiments focused on science, education and outreach. One of the mission specialists, Eytan Stibbe, had the distinction of carrying along the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE.

 

Eytan Stibbe is only the second Israeli to ever reach space. A former Israeli fighter ace, impact investor, businessman, and now private astronaut, Stibbe was charged with leading the Israeli designed Rakia mission to space. Stibbe’s main mission centered around running a variety of different experiments designed by Israeli startups and research institutions. Stibbe completed an unbelievable 35 difference experiments including: creating the first optical lens out of fluid, measuring brain waves in space, researching various diseases - including Alzheimer’s and children's leukemia - growing chickpea plants in space, wearing a special vest designed to protect astronauts against cosmic radiation, deploying a nano-antennae in space, and photographing atmospheric lightning.

 

The Rakia mission, along with the Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE, spent 17 days 1 hour and 37 minutes in space, as the space crew orbited the Earth 273 times at an altitude of 250 miles at nearly 17,500 mph, traveling over 7 million miles in total. 


Sotheby's is honored to offer the present lot, without reserve, with proceeds benefiting the Davidson Institute of Science Education, a public nonprofit organization aimed at promoting and nurturing the scientific, mathematical and technological education in Israel.