Last year, Jacob & Co. showed off a very interesting watch with a luxurious movement they called the Astronomical Tourbillon. In 2015, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon returned with a new case design, completely in the style of the brand, and set with a large number of diamonds named Jacob & Co.. Astronomical Tourbillon Baguette.
In last year’s model, most of the mechanism was on a lever that rotated the entire dial every 20 minutes. The arms can also be moved to provide other functions such as time indication and tourbillon operation. Watch the entire gear ballet at Jacob & Co. Astronomical tourbillon, and then the question arises – is this really okay? Whatever attitude people have towards the products produced by the Jacob & Co. brand, they should be treated as they should – they realize the necessity and importance of the element of wonder in the luxury watch industry.
Compared to the large sapphire dome on the original Astronomia, the new case for the 2015 model is a bit of a redesign. Smaller areas of sapphire glass (now divided into a series of windows and a large window at the top) have appeared, and additional metal has been added, creating a more receptive and wear-resistant design. The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon has a case size of 50 x 25 mm. The case is made of 18k rose gold and is available with and without diamonds.
There are no crowns and buttons around the perimeter of the case. In fact, the device is mounted and wound via two folding bow levers on the back of the case. The mechanism is certainly the most interesting element in Jacob & Co. fake watches. Astronomia Tourbillon is an exclusive JCEM01 movement with a 48-hour power reserve and a tourbillon running at 2.5 Hz. Surprisingly, the movement consists of only 235 parts, which seems highly efficient considering the complexity of the concept.
From a technical point of view, since the tourbillon moves around the entire dial every 20 minutes, it can be called a three-axis tourbillon. The other axis is a normal centrifugal axis, visible from the tourbillon cage, which also rotates in the connecting arm. It sits opposite the time-measuring dial to balance the weight. The other two levers feature a prototype hand-carved titanium sphere, while the arm opposite it has a spinning diamond ball that completes a circle every 60 seconds.
The Jacobs & Co. claims to have used an exclusive cutting technique developed by the brand to create a diamond with 288 facets when processing spherical diamonds. This round diamond is meant to represent the moon. Although the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon looks like it has an astronomical complication – it’s really just a concept. The mechanism was designed for aesthetic pleasure, not strictly functional – in which he succeeded.
The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette depicts the night sky/cosmic starry sky with baguette-cut diamonds on the dial. The dial and lugs are set with diamonds. The total number of stones is 342 with a total weight of 16 carats.