Some people may not immediately associate replica Jacob & Co. with Haute Horlogerie, but this does not change the fact that the brand is the reason for some of the most outrageous, boldest, and even the most expensive watches you can buy today. Just take a look at their Grand Complication masterpieces and you can find world-class watches, such as the Twin Turbo Twin three-axis tourbillon minute repeater watch and the Epic SF24 flying tourbillon.
However, the main product of Jacob & Co.’s Grand Complication Masterpieces must be Astronomia, and many different versions have been born, such as Clarity & Black watches. The latest one is Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar that we are going to introduce today.
Again, this is not the first time we have the opportunity to deal with astronomical watches. The last watch we had the opportunity to play with astronomers was the Clarity & Black of Astronomy, but the new Astronomical Solar was even more expensive. We will discuss the differences later, so let’s start with the case first.
The shell design is basically the same. The 18k rose gold is used to form a rough outline, and the space in the middle is filled with sapphires, allowing the owner to enjoy the movement at a glance. The case diameter of Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar is 44.5mm, which makes it smaller than other Astronomia watches. The thickness of the case is 21 mm, yes, this is not a typo. That’s because the case itself must be large to accommodate the wonderful three-dimensional movement, plus a wild domed sapphire crystal. Therefore, like other astronomical watches, Astronomia Solar is really thick. Don’t expect it to slip under the shirt sleeve, and rest assured that everyone will notice it on your wrist-but, of course, you already know it.
Water resistance is only 30m, which is understandable for the complexity of the watch. Moving on, some people may notice that there is no visible crown. Well, the movement that sets the time and winds is actually done using two folding 18k rose gold “bows” on the back cover. Unfortunately, we did not take a picture of the case, but it is similar to the system you have previously discovered in astronomer iterations. Of course, the eyes will be attracted by the whimsical and exquisite world on the dial.
Like other Astronomia watches, the movement of Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar can also be seen on the dial. There are many places worth seeing, and many places to move around. First, the movement actually consists of three separate arms; one arm points to the sub-dial displaying the time; the other leads to the flying tourbillon; and finally, the third hand leads to the globe.