The Grand Collection is like the original Five Timezones watch in displaying the local time, as well as the time in four reference cities around the globe, each one of which is a global hub for both 24 hour commerce and a cultural life that never sleeps, but unlike the earlier but always classic Five Timezones watch, it shows the local time on a dial of the same dimensions as the other timezones, allowing the overall shape of the watch to be expressed in the shape of a pentagon, a most unusual and distinctive choice which has only very seldom been used in the entire history of wristwatch design.
To accentuate the bold and unusual pentagonal profile of the Jacob & Co. Grand Collection shows the adventurous spirit of the 1960s when air travel was such a special luxury that the term “jet setter” was coined to describe those privileged few who enjoyed its miraculous speed and glamour.
Distinctive, aerodynamically styled bezel elements further accentuate the link between the Grand timepieces and the on-the-go world of international jet travel, as well as creating a dramatic visible link to the design world of the early jet travel era.
Luxurious and high tech finishes combine, such as 18 carat rose gold, stainless steel, and stainless steel finished in dramatic black PVD.
One of the most striking models is the Grand 5, which features a full black PVD treatment.
Jacob and Co chose watch designer Jacques Fournier of Horology Design Limited to create the G5 series including the Grand, Galega, Ghost and Global collections. As can be seen Jacques has a unique and distinctive style providing renowned watch brands worldwide with groundbreaking creations.
All Jacob & Co. Grand timepieces are powered by Swiss precision quartz movements, and are offered on natural black rubber straps with folding clasps.
The Jacob & Co. G5 Series – Grand Specifications
Case: 47 mm
Movement: Swiss quartz ETA 956.112
Functions: Five time zones, freely moving central rotor
Water resistance: 50m
The Jacob & Co. G5 Series – Grand Model Descriptions
Grand 1 – Steel case in black PVD. Coloured surrounds for dials in black PVD, stainless steel, and rose gold. Natural black rubber strap with folding clasp.
Grand 2 – 18 carat rose gold case. Coloured surrounds for dials in black PVD, stainless steel, and rose gold. Natural black rubber strap with folding clasp.
Grand 3 – Stainless steel case. Coloured surrounds for dials in black PVD, stainless steel, and rose gold. Natural black rubber strap with folding clasp.
Grand 4 – Steel case in black PVD. Stainless steel surrounds. Two dial bezels in red PVD; local time dial in red. Natural black rubber strap with folding clasp.
Grand 5 – Steel case in black PVD. Surrounds and bezels in black PVD. Natural black rubber strap with folding clasp.
Information sourced from Jacobs & Co. Watches. and Jacques Fournier.