Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Mechanical Hand-wound Watch
Jacob & Co. sets a new milestone in its representation of the Earth within the solar system with this first-ever reproduction of all eight planets on a dial around a majestic Sun, formed by a citrine displaying the 288 facets of the Jacob Cut®.

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Mechanical Hand-wound Watch
Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

The hand-engraved Earth rotates around its axis once every 60 seconds and makes one complete revolution of the dial in 10 minutes, as do the flying tourbillon and the hours and minutes dial, all three forming an assembly. Specially created for the Astronomia Solar, the hand-wound JCAM19 calibre is faster than any of the previous movements in the Astronomia collection, despite its smaller size and new functions. By rotating 360° clockwise in 10 minutes, while the aventurine base turns counter-clockwise at the same speed, it creates a captivating, accelerated view of our solar system and an impression of zero gravity.

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Jacob & Co. JCAM19 in-house calibre, rotating 360° in 10 minutes, aventurine base rotating counter-clockwise 360° in 10 minutes, 447 components, 43 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 48-hour power reserve.
Functions
Hours, minutes, 60-second bi-axial flying tourbillon, 60-second rotating Earth.
Case
Case 18k red gold, 44.5 mm. Sapphire crystal caseband. Domed sapphire top crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft).
Dial
Sapphire crystal with pink gold metallisation. Blued hands.
Bracelet/strap
Alligator with 18k pink gold folding clasp.

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