UFC Champ Conor McGregor recently raised the profile of the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino by posting a video of the roulette-wheel watch to his much-viewed Instagram account. In just one day, McGregor’s August 29 post on his “thenotoriousmma” Instagram platform received more than 1.2 million likes, and counting.

The Astronomia Casino features a fully operational roulette wheel. In the short video, McGregor is sitting by a pool. He pressed the watch’s pusher to spin the roulette wheel, calling for “Black 11.” The white ceramic ball instead falls on Red 14.

His caption accompanying the video was directed at the rapper Drake, who also owns an Astronomia.

Jacob & Co’s Astronomia Casino is one of the many iterations of the Astronomia timepiece, with a four-arm vertical movement. The watch’s roulette wheel, made in green, red, and black enamel with mahogany inlays, operates on demand and replicates the action of a roulette wheel. The white ceramic ball is separated from the movement by a near invisible sapphire crystal.

Above the roulette wheel Jacob & Co places a double-axis tourbillon, a rotating spherical diamond with the exclusive Jacob Cut, a rotating magnesium and lacquered globe, and a titanium subdial time display. The entire display revolves around the watch every ten minutes. (Source: Jacob & Co.)

About Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels

The first twenty-five years of the Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels’ story takes as a boutique inside Miss Jackson’s, an upscale women’s specialty shop in one of the nation’s first lifestyle malls, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Utica Square. In 2001, the jeweler moved into a new, freestanding salon that afforded twice the amount of space—3,000 square feet—and a fresh, open atmosphere. Today the store’s traditional, upscale décor is the perfect backdrop for prestigious timepieces and luxury jewelry. With more than 35 years in business, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is regarded by many as the premier luxury jeweler in Tulsa.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is proud to be an authorized dealer of some of the world’s most-celebrated Swiss timepieces including Rolex, Tudor, Baume & Mercier and David Yurman. An impressive selection of jewelry brands including Roberto Coin, David Yurman, Ippolita, Mikimoto, Penny Preville, and Kwiat, complements the store’s offerings. The jeweler also offers a bridal collection that showcases an exquisite selection of GIA-certified and Forevermark diamonds.

The store’s team of professionals insures that clients’ watch and jewelry needs are addressed with top-notch care and expertise. Employees participate in a host of brand-based training programs, and are continuously exploring brand and collector websites, in addition to a number of respected enthusiast publications. They also share feedback from industry tradeshows they attend. In addition, each team member is intent on creating positive relationships with customers, thus building trust and continuity. Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels also employs an in-house goldsmith who is at the ready for simple repairs to jewelry redesigns.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels has a well-developed e-commerce site at that gives customers an opportunity to explore the world of Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels and its products from the comfort of their homes or offices. In addition to watches and jewelry, the site offers additional information about the store’s offerings, including its bridal collection, watch and jewelry repair, and gold, diamond and watch trade-ins.

Social media, including Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, plays an important role in staying in touch with clients, as do frequent in-store events. Annual spring and holiday gatherings, as well as numerous trunk shows and designer personal appearances are held throughout the year.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is dedicated not only to preserving the natural environment via its business practices, but also to improving the quality of life for its community as evidenced by the lengthy list of charities it supports. Charitable involvement is one of the foundational principles of Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels.

One of the community initiatives the store participates in is the annual Care Card program. Customers may purchase the Care Card from the jeweler for $60, entitling them to 20 percent off purchases from over 200 Tulsa merchants for a one-week period at the end of October and early November. Proceeds from the purchase of the Care Card benefit Family & Children’s Services of Tulsa. Ramping up their involvement, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels throws a kickoff party for the event each year on the night before Care Card Week which begins with several participating brands on display and their reps in attendance.

Another local initiative is the Annual Opera Ball of Tulsa, which is one of Tulsa’s longest-running society events. For participating debutantes, part of the tradition has included the gift of a special piece of keepsake jewelry, and for nearly half of the Opera Ball’s memorable history, this piece of jewelry has been a custom pearl and diamond necklace from Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels. This heirloom is a treasured memento that will last forever.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is a storied landmark on Tulsa’s retail landscape. Its method for success is simple: a great selection of fine timepieces and luxury jewelry, a knowledgeable staff committed to serving their customers, and support for the community where they live.

In 2006, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels became part of the Diamond Cellar Holdings family, which includes Donoho’s Jewellers in The Woodlands, Texas, and Diamond Cellar in Columbus Ohio.

Baume & Mercier  •  David Yurman  •  Rolex  •  Tudo

1700 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK 74114, USA



Among the many watches for women we’ve seen released in the early weeks of 2020, here are a seven that would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. 

Defy Midnight
As we’ve shown you in multiple posts since the event, the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai was a big one for women’s watch debuts, with both Zenith and Bulgari in particular focusing on feminine styles. Impressed as we are with Zenith’s reworked Elite Classic and Elite Moonphase models, those models will appeal to men and women. However, Zenith’s entirely new Defy Midnight is designed from scratch to be the Le Locle-based watchmaker’s collection for women. Its 36mm size and star-centric diamond dial convey Zenith’s ‘time to reach your star’ tag line with glittering aplomb while the trio of additional straps seals the deal. Prices start at $8,600 (without diamond bezel).  


Serpenti Seduttori (103361) Steel and Diamonds
While the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon highlights Bulgari’s 2020 offerings for ladies, the ongoing Serpenti Seduttori collection includes five new models, many of which mix diamonds and rose gold with steel. This 33mm steel and diamond watch features an opaline silver-toned dial and a very Valentine cabochon pink rubelite crown. These hexagonal bracelets lay particularly well on any wrist. Price: $6,850




Frederique Constant
Classics Art Déco Round
This Geneva-based watchmaker always offers an enviable collection of nicely priced watches for women, and its newest Classics Art Deco models nicely underscore that focus. Three of the five new 30mm models combine a guilloché sunray center with a mother-of-pearl outer dial within a first-ever (for this collection) round case. This steel-cased version pops with its guilloché center and blue mother-of-pearl dial, with a perfectly polished steel case and bracelet reflecting the light. Price: $850 euros, or about $930. 


Alpinar Comtesse Sport Quartz 
Frederique Constant’s sister brand adds three new models to its Alpiner Comtesse Sport Quartz, a set of 36.5mm quartz-powered models we first saw in 2015. In black, blue and white, each watch offers matching bezel and a steel bracelet, with the black-dialed model set with a blackened steel case and bracelet.  As with previous models, the markings on the dials are studded with eight diamonds and include large luminescent hands and the date at 6 o’clock. Pricing starts at 695 euros, or about $760.




Valentine’s Day Marilyn Monroe 
Blancpain is debuting an evening watch based on a Blancpain watch once owned by Marilyn Monroe. The small rectangular white gold watch features an Art Deco style case set with 84 diamonds, sometimes in superposed rows, including two marquise-cut gems. The mother-of-pearl dial, inlaid with two hearts, is adorned with two brilliant-cut diamonds and two butterflies made of diamond and ruby hearts. Inside is an all-new rectangular caliber 510, a major new addition to the Blancpain collection. Issued in a 14-piece limited edition, the Blancpain Valentine’s Day 2020 watch is available with a calf leather strap secured by a pin buckle set with a brilliant-cut diamond.  Price: $37,400.



Classique 9065

As we first showed you earlier this year, the newest Breguet Classique 9065 takes on a new, darker look with a stunning Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial. Also new is the rich red heart on the seconds hand, possibly employed by Breguet to remind the wearer of the passing time.  The new 33.5mm rose gold watch stands apart from earlier examples not only due to the new dial and rotating heart, but also for its red ruby crown, a garnet-colored date window (framed in rose gold) and an iridescent red satin strap. For enhanced glamour, Breguet also sets eighty-eight brilliant-cut diamonds along the bezel and on the lugs. Inside you will find Breguet’s automatic 591A caliber. Breguet is offering the watch as part of a series of twenty-eight numbered timepieces to be sold at certain Breguet boutiques.
Price: $28,600.

Transparent Rose Gold

An finally, take your pick from this all-new trio of G-SHOCK 1990s-inspired women’s watches, just in time for Valentine’s day. This clear-cased series includes a range of timepieces from G-SHOCK’s popular GMAS110, GMAS120 and GMDS6900 models that also add clear resin bands and rose-gold-colored metallic accents. Two models feature circular cases with large side buttons, while the third boasts the classic three-eye G-Shock digital LCD display.

The GMAS110SR-7A and GMAS120SR-7A sell for $140 each, while the GMDS6900SR-7 is priced at $110.