Jacob & Co Astronomical Tourbillon
It would be a blasphemy to let the Astronomical Tourbillon watch that Jacob & Co unveiled at Baselworld earlier this year go unnoticed. Now that the dust has settled and collections from major watchmakers are making headlines, let’s give this stunning timepiece the attention it deserves.Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA SKY 750.110.40.AA.SD.1NS
Jacob & Co Astronomical Tourbillon – Gorgeous and Complicated You can count on Jacob & Co to bring them more than a little drama, no matter where they present their watch portfolio. But to appreciate the virtues of the astronomical tourbillon requires some input from you, the reader. First put aside any prejudices you have about Jacob & Co - forget about fine jewelry watches, celebrity status and animated (glam?) colors for a moment. The Astronomia Tourbillon is still gorgeous, but it's also a complex display of watchmaking prowess, and whether you're a cash-rich football star or a watch purist, this is just one watch that will grab your attention and grab your attention.replica watches for men
Jacob & Co Astronomical Tourbillon – Fascinating Panorama A four-armed carousel wraps around the dial under the tall submarine hatch dome of enormous proportions. At the end of each arm is the display of the hours and minutes, the earth - represented by a white gold sphere, the moon by a one-carat briolette diamond, and the last by no means a three-axis tourbillon. The tourbillon makes one revolution every sixty seconds, the second axis carrying the entire cage makes one revolution every five minutes, and the arm carrying the tourbillon makes one revolution every twenty minutes. Is this a charming dial? You bet even a tourbillon like this alone would be a constant distraction for the wearer, but when combined with the activity of the other arms, which also wrap around the dial every twenty minutes, it's a true panoramic display.Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Creating such a motion was not without its challenges. The tourbillon cage consists of a large spiral balance beating at 18,000 vph with an upper spiral spring with a Phillips terminal curve. Despite the power-hungry dial activity, this piece maintains a 72-hour power reserve. To achieve this, we use a solid mainspring that fills the diameter of the Astronomia's 47mm case. To develop this mechanism, Jacob & Co engaged the services of Studio 7H38 Watch Studio.
Jacob & Co Astronomical Tourbillon – The Last Boom Surprisingly, a trace of traditional watchmaking can be found in this stunning piece. The handcrafted globe spheres are crafted with Grand Feu enamel for an extraordinary level of detail, and Roman numerals for the hour and minute hands add a classic touch. To make this piece wearable, a polycarbonate composite is used for the case construction, which can be wound through its 18k rose gold caseback, ensuring that the silhouette remains perfectly rounded. The final highlight is the briolette-cut diamond, whose 56 facets promise to catch very good light as it spins - very Jacob & Co, but we'll forgive them for that extra luxury.cheap watches for sale