Fun is a complication: Jacob & Co. Casino Tourbillon

Life is a game. It deserves a wholesale fashion watches full of game flavor. Casinos offer a lifestyle comparable to Monte Carlo or the high-stakes rooms at the MGM Grand. With its rose gold and black onyx dial, this simple, compact and stylish roulette watch is the pure expression of Jacob & Co.’s cheerful nature and ingenuity. In keeping with the classics of watchmaking, Casino has set a unique tone for today’s watch industry by rejecting convention and etiquette.

Based on the most thoroughgoing technical paradigm, the Casino is equipped with Jacob & Co.’s first flying tourbillon on the back of the case, featuring high-end finishes and refined material details. The Casino leaves its entire space of expression to the fully functional, free-spinning roulette wheel, complete with 37 pockets and a white ball, designed for chance, hope of luck, and ultimate excitement.

In 2019, Jacob & Co. launched one of the most successful Astronomia releases. Considering the practical use and cost of Astronomia Casino, its production volume is surprisingly high. An important part of the Astronomia collection, it features a 10-minute rotating platform, a three-axis tourbillon, a magnesium globe and a rotating 288-facet Jacob-cut diamond. Jacob & Co. has pulled off a feat of design and technology, adding a fully usable roulette to an already functional combination. The module that operates its signature complication roulette has been inserted into Jacob & Co.’s new complication timepiece Casino, giving it a unique personality. Casinos are an expression of fun, the art of taking risks, and by the way, the love of gambling.

pure lines
The Casino case is inspired by Jacob & Co.’s original roulette timer, the replica Astronomia Casino. However, its size, shape, movement and structure are all new and specific to this particular piece. The 44mm case is crafted from 18K rose gold and has been thoroughly polished. The curved case, the steep bezel and the rounded sapphire crystal glass all form a harmonious line. It features four full and wide lugs, the shape of which evokes the curves of the black alligator leather strap. These angles and carefully engineered construction are designed to narrow the Casino’s profile and provide a more comfortable and ergonomic fit for wrists of all sizes.

One of the characteristics that the casino shares with its predecessor is the lack of a crown. Time setting and winding are both operated via bows abutting against the case back. So, from above, the casino looks as smooth as possible thanks to one important accessory: the roulette pusher at 8 o’clock. The pushers themselves are square and large in order to provide optimal finger contact. To blend in with the casino’s overall case profile, it is surrounded by a long crescent-shaped crown guard.

pure luck
The pusher is the heart of the casino as it performs its signature function, elevated to the level of a true watchmaking complication. Casino is a real game of roulette. Once flat on the table, it becomes a completely random game of chance. The pusher pushes the wheel head which has 37 pockets, 1 green, 18 red and 18 black. The mechanical structure of the movement components relies on a set of extremely high-quality ceramic ball bearings. The grinding wheel head rotates fast with very little friction.

At the same time, a white ceramic ball bounced around the casino. It flies over the lower part of the dial and flange, which houses eight diamond-shaped deflectors. The randomization is at its best, making the casino a true portable game and not just a testament to the wearer’s love of roulette, chance or any other symbol they might see in a casino.

pure luxury
Gambling venue Jacob & Co. Casino was inspired by the high-stakes rooms of the Bellagio and the plush carpet floors of the Monte-Carlo Casino. The finishes and details of this watch set the same tone. The hour and minute dials are made from a single block of black onyx, mirror-polished, with applied 5N gold hour-markers. Their kite shape is a nod to the kite-cut sapphires used in various Jacob & Co. creations. luxury watches online

The black PVD flange contains eight diamond-shaped deflectors designed to increase the level of variance in the game of roulette. The wheel-track flange, the small wall at the bottom of the upper side of the dial, is mirror-polished, like a real roulette wheel, and leaves a small space between the dial and the sapphire crystal. Spacious enough to allow the entire dial and wheel track to form one continuous unit, yet small enough to allow balls to stay down and end up in one of the 37 ball pockets.

sheer sense of detail
While Casino is a familiar face to those who already know Astronomia Casino, the JCAM51 movement is a completely new creation. The Roulette module features the latest generation of basic movements with a power reserve of up to 72 hours, meeting the comfort needs of Las Vegas weekends. It is regulated by a flying tourbillon located on the back of the case.

Its frame features a new Jacob & Co. design, and its arms are sculpted and painted in the exact same way as the wheel heads. This black and red motif is also arranged on two application plates, which are screwed to the arched sides of the case back and act as winding and time-setting crowns. The numbers are displayed in the same order as the numbers on the opposite side of the casino.

The sense of exhilaration and exhilaration has become Jacob & Co.’s distinctive signature to a new level. The Casino’s sleek black dial has a tuxedo appeal. The complexity of roulette rivals that of Vegas. The understated yet highly emblematic tourbillon marks the true fine watchmaking essence of Jacob & Co. watchmaking.

Jacob & Co. Casino Tourbillon Specifications
Reference Casino Roulette Tourbillon


Caliber: Manufactured by Jacob&Co. Manual winding JCAM51
Diameter: 36.00mm
Height: 9.05mm
Components: 268
Jewels: 24
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)

hours and minutes
Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock on the case back, making 1 revolution per minute
Roulette animation, on demand, fader at 8 o’clock
Case back winding and time setting

Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 16.30 mm
Material: 18K rose gold;
Case back: 18K rose gold with casino engraving and lacquered roulette pocket
Button: 18K rose gold button at 8 o’clock
Glass: anti-reflective treatment sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance: 30m (3bar – 3 atm)
Dial and hands:

Dial: Black onyx with 5N gold kite hour-markers
Hands: Skeleton, 5N Gold, Red Tip, White SuperLuminova
Roulette: red, black and green lacquered pockets, ceramic balls
Flange: Black PVD, 8 rhodium-plated diamond deflectors
Strap and buckle:

Strap: black alligator leather
Buckle: 18K rose gold folding clasp