The new Jacob & Co. watch includes a fully functional roulette
Jacob & Co. Astronomia watches are designed with a very special customer type in mind: this kind of person is not afraid of taking risks, is not shy to show off, and appreciates the ingenuity of extremely complex mechanical devices.
Rapper Drake happens to be such a person.
Drake likes custom fashions, expensive and fast cars, and luxury private jets that he can customize according to his needs-even if he occasionally lied about buying them and he would be knocked down. He also likes watches, preferably limited editions. If there is no such item on your wrist, you are not a fashion millionaire.
That said, the Canadian rapper recently added an impressive item to his already impressive collection of watches. This is Jacob & Co.’s Astronomia Casino Tourbillon, also known as Astronomia Gambler, which was launched last year with a limited edition of 88 copies.
The luxury jeweler launched the Astronomia collection in 2014 as a white canvas for novel and unexpected concepts. The idea behind it is to create a small, self-sufficient universe that you can wear on your wrist and wow the whole world-and the price matches. We have already discussed the Clarity Spider Tourbillon, which has a life-size tarantula made of feathers and black vapor deposits that clicks in the center of the dial.
The visual effects of Astronomia Casino may be more stunning than Spider, because it is more complicated. To be honest, all Astronomia timepieces are too complicated, but this one is a cake, and its over-design is close to the realm of absurdity. However, it is not without value.
As you can see in the video at the bottom of the page and the attached gallery, Astronomia Casino is huge. The diameter is 47 mm. When you look at it from above, you might mistake it for average, but it is completely different from the side. The thickness of the Casino is 27.9 mm, which is necessary to accommodate the vertical multi-layer JCAM29A movement with multiple complex functions, each of which is more noticeable than the other.
First, at the bottom is a fully functional mechanical roulette, made of 18k rose gold, with 37 pockets marked in black and red enamel. When you press the two buttons on the side of the case and the wheels start to move, a white ceramic ball will spin. High Quality Replica watches
In order to prevent the ball from rebounding on the upper layer of the movement, the roulette is covered with a piece of sapphire crystal glass. The entire case is actually made of sapphire crystal, and every time you press the release button, you can see an excellent view of the spinning wheel.
Then there is the truly shocking part of this watch: the upper part of the movement is made of a rotating platform that includes four rotating arms. Yes, every element here is in continuous and independent movement, which is what makes this timepiece so complicated and interesting.
The four arms carry a three-axis tourbillon, an asteroid made of blue magnesium, a sub-dial for timekeeping and Jacob & Co. trademark rotating diamonds. It will be a 1-carat Jacobian cut diamond with no less than 288 facets, rotating on its own axis every 30 seconds, so you can fully appreciate its sparkle from all aspects.
In addition to the independent movement of complex functions, the four arms complete a complete rotation on the watch surface within 10 minutes. Each pair of opposing arms can serve as a perfect counterweight for each other, thereby reducing the weight of complications. The power reserve is 60 hours.
The most important is the domed sapphire crystal, while the strap is luxurious alligator leather with golden clasps.
Astronomia Casino fake sounds like there are many things to see-and it is. With so many things happening inside, people hardly remember the actual check-up time, which is a bit contrary to the purpose of wearing the timekeeping on the wrist. But it is beautiful and over-designed, and it is indeed a sight worth seeing.