The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino watch was unveiled at the Basel World Fair in 2019. It is equipped with a fully operable miniature roulette wheel under the watch’s sapphire crystal dome case. The wheels of Astronomia Casino are made of a spectacular series of green, red and black enamels, and are inlaid with mahogany wood. They are activated by a button at 8 o’clock (also winds the movement).
This extraordinary timepiece is the latest in Jacob & Co.’s iconic Astronomia celestial-themed timepiece collection and can be personalized by Jacob & Co. craftsmen inlaying mother-of-pearl in the owner’s lucky number.
There has never been a large complication watch equipped with a rotating roulette, allowing the owner to play their favorite game of chance at any time.
At the core of Astronomia Casino is Jacob & Co.‘s renowned watchmaking excellence. The dual-axis tourbillon counteracts the influence of the earth’s gravity on the moving parts of the movement, because the tourbillon frame rotates in 60 seconds and completes a circle in 2.5 minutes, while the entire tourbillon rotates around the central axis of the watch in 10 minutes lock up.
The 1-carat, 288-faceted Jacob Cut® diamond and magnesia-painted blue globes all spin in 30 seconds and move around the dial in 10 minutes along with the tourbillon and time display. Jacob & Co.’s patented differential gear system allows the time display to remain at 12/6 o’clock regardless of where it is rotating.
Model: Astronomia Casino dual-axis tourbillon
Caliber: manufactured by Jacob&Co. Manual winding JCAM29A
Diameter: 41.40mm; height: 20.50mm
Components: 395; Material: Titanium
System: manual movement, dual-axis tourbillon
Finishing: plates and bridges: manual tilting and polishing, side drawing,
Round texture, polished sink; polished screws
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
• Two-axis tourbillon frame: the first axis: full rotation within 60 seconds; the second axis: within 2.5 minutes
Full rotation • Movement: Full rotation around the central axis within 10 minutes
• 1 carat exclusive Jacobs Cut® diamond: 288 facets, spinning in 30 seconds
• Magnesium paint blue ball, which rotates within 30 seconds
• On-demand “roulette” animation (putter at 8 o’clock)
Diameter: 47mm; Height: 27.9mm
Material: 18K rose gold; side sapphire aperture
Case: Enamel and rose gold roulette dial; ceramic ball watch
Back: 18K rose gold
Bow: 18K rose gold pull-up rotating “bow” for winding and time setting
Button: 18K rose gold button at 8 o’clock
Crystal: unique dome sapphire, anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 meters
Hour and minute hands subdials: titanium, manually tilted and polished, lacquered scales
Hands: blue finish
Alligator leather; Clasp: 18K rose gold; Folding clasp