Jacob and Co Ghost Color Swiss watch collection revealed at Baselworld 2015
Following to the second life given to the iconic five timezone luxury Swiss timepieces from Jacob & Co by watch design development studio Horology Design Limited, the jet setter brand introduces in 2015 the a new colorful Ghost collection. Jacob and Co Ghost color swiss watch collection revealed.
Powered by a Swiss-made precision digital movement and now dressed with colorful Rubberized Carbon Fiber Bezel and assorted rubber straps, the Ghost collection forges horological craftsmanship and digital age technology. The 47mm pentagonal black PVD stainless steel Ghost watch simultaneously presents the time in 20 selected cities via an on-demand activated LCD screen. Customizable to display the time in a spectrum of colors, the Ghost takes a spectacular approach to cosmopolitan horology with a daring use of electronics that redefines the boundaries of watchmaking.
The Jacob and Co Ghost Color Swiss watch collection is offered in four different versions:
Jacob & Co. launch the latest twist in the tale of the Five Time Zones Complication: the high tech, high style Ghost, which uses the latest innovations in electronics to create a dramatic and fascinating display of time around the world.
The Ghost collection of timepieces features a high precision quartz oscillator, which serves up a display of five different time zones via a LCD screen “on demand” when the watch is activated. Twenty cities around the world can be chosen for four of the five windows, while the fifth can be set to a local time of the user’s choosing.
The display can show the time in a variety of colors as well, including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, white, and a spectral blue that fits the name of the Ghost watch to a T. The light show put on by the Ghost takes place in an unusual arena – the Ghost has a pentagonal case, centered on the Jacob & Co. logo, which is also illuminated when the time function’s activated. The display is mesmerizing, and the look of the watch can change to suit the wearer’s mood as well, thanks to the interchangeable bezel which is offered in a variety of styles, including black PVD or rose gold with diamonds, or a high‐stealth factor carbon fiber.
Created by Swiss watch designer Jacques Fournier with the intention to add a dramatic accent to the personal style of today’s jet‐setting citizens of the world, the Ghost is as easy to wear and use as it is spectacularly different. There are three distinct ways of setting the watch –it can be set manually, of course, but it will also, if desired, automatically synchronize with the atomic clock regulated Internet time signal when attached to a Mac or PC via USB cable. And –most fitting for a world traveler’s watch –it has an internal GPS receiver which will, on demand (to avoid excessive power drain) lock onto the global GPS satellite network and synchronize itself to the atomic clock controlled GPS network.
The Ghost also features automatic adjustment for daylight saving time, as well as for the leap year (day, date, month, and remaining power reserve for the battery can be displayed as well.). To keep up with the high energy demands of the display, the high performance lithium battery can be conveniently recharged via USP cable, and despite the complex case geometry the Ghost is water resistant to 30 meters.
Colorful, visually striking, and dramatically different, the Jacob & Co. Ghost is a bold re‐imagining of the classic Five Time Zone complication for which Jacob & Co. is so justly famed.
At Baselworld 2015 Jacob & Co also released two new versions of the Ghost: