Jacob & Co is celebrating 30 years in the watch business with the launch of a series of new models, including the colourful Arlequino collection.
Similar to the Arlequino design concept launched last year for the Brilliant Flying Tourbillon watch collection, the latest variation is inspired by the Harlequin character in the commedia dell’arte with its multicolored costume decorated with diamond-shapes.
The watch trim offers a combination of diamonds, rubies and pink, blue, green and orange sapphires all selected for their colour intensity.
While the distribution of gems initially appears to be random, it is actually designed with precision to strike the right balance between the different shades adorning the dial.
Additionally, the distribution of colours varies for each watch, rendering every Arlequino model unique.
Jacob & Co says that while the Arlequino collection may seem simple in appearance, it demonstrates the highly specialised techniques used in the assembly of these stones.
As the hardness of the stones differs from one type to another, the pressure they exert on each other must be adjusted to within a millimetre.
Jacob & Co was founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986 and today the brand is present in 20 countries. It was originally devoted to jewellery, but subsequently branched into watchmaking and in 2002 launched its first quartz model. In 2012 the company opened its own watchmaking workshop in Geneva.