Regardless of surprise or not, the astronomical watch series has always been a popular product for Jacob co. Their main ambition as a watch manufacturer is to amaze and attract luxury consumers who think they have seen it all. There are currently six versions of “spacey” Astronomia watches on the Jacob & Co. website, some of which are “unavailable”, and some new versions that will be launched at Baselworld 2017. Now, I want to go back to the 2016 Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show. When I play these two Astronomia watches, they are Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black and Jacob & Co. Astronomia Clarity Baguette. I really like these brand new Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon watches, so we included them in the 2016 Baselworld 2016 update summary of the top 10 existing watches.
The 2016 Basel Watch and Jewellery Show witnessed no less than three new Jacob & Co. Astronomia watches. We finally experienced the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky personally, introducing a smaller case and more complicated functions. The “most affordable” of the new Astronomia watches at the time was actually Astronomia Black, which provided a darker, more space-like appearance in a black DLC-coated 18ct white gold case.
The jeweler Mr. Jacob implicitly understood the performance art in the luxury watch display. He knows that if you want something conservative, you will get a product similar to Patek Philippe or Lange. He (at all) did not try to compete with such a brand. He is tailoring products for those who seek to enjoy the love of ambitious mechanical creation in an open and fresh way. Therefore, Jacob & Co. makes watches and jewelry for customers who like to enhance their taste, status and aesthetic confidence in a bolder visual way. It is wrong to judge whether this is good or bad, because it is just a matter of taste.
As a person who cannot afford such luxury toys, I don’t know what I would do as a consumer. However, as a watch critic, I appreciate the novelty of concept and technical execution that you find in the Jacob & Co. Astronomia watch series. Carefully crafted and conceived, few modern watches are as bold and elegant as the astronomical tourbillon.
The concept of the movement itself is not a true astronomical complication-this means that although celestial bodies are displayed on the surface, the design of the mechanism does not mean to truly track the actual movements of various planets and their relationships with celestial bodies. another. There are other watches for sale (for example, this Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon Astronomical watch). For those who own a watch, if you need to adjust the complex functions of the planetarium, do you have a good assistant who can help you? Hurt for a few days.
Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black and Astronomia Clarity-both products appear in this article-have similar but slightly different sports, but they both do exactly the same thing. Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black is equipped with JCAM10 movement, while Clarity is equipped with JCAM12 movement. These are manual winding movements, made of 365 parts, with a frequency of 3 Hz and a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement is adjusted and wound by the folding crown on the back of the case.
Most movements are made of titanium and have a variety of finishes. The movement is divided into four arms, which are set on a pivot point and move continuously around the dial, rotating a full circle every 20 minutes. On the arm is the hour and minute dial (it always remains upright so that you can easily read the time), opposite it is an adjustment system based on a multi-axis tourbillon, and then a small and beautifully rendered map of the earth (every 24 hours Rotate one circle) Opposite the 288-facet “Jacob Cut” spherical diamond, which rotates once per minute. I like to call the latter element “Jacob & Co. Disco Ball”.
The whole movement is about visual brilliance and animation movement. The interesting thing about Jacob & Co. Astronomia watches is that they are equally interesting and attractive to toddlers because they are experienced watchmakers. This is a timepiece and movement that is pleasing on many levels. If you are the owner of one of them, please pray that you do not drop it on the floor.
One of Jacob Arabo’s dreams is to produce a version of Astronomia with a complete sapphire crystal case. Today, most of the 50 mm wide case of the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is made of sapphire crystal, and the rest is made of various gold alloys. In 2017, Jacob & Co. successfully produced the Astronomia all-sapphire crystal glass with all-sapphire crystal. I’ve seen it, but haven’t taken a picture yet. Even the gold hollow case, in addition to the large dome, the structure is also equipped with a series of sapphire crystal windows. Jacob & Co. Astronomia Clarity adds a sapphire crystal as the back cover, which is the second clearest Astronomia model around.
This special version of Jacob & Co. Astronomia Clarity is Clarity Baguette, and its lugs are set with 80 baguette-cut diamonds. This is a good addition of about 6.1 carats of stone, but for more frugal shoppers, Jacob & Co. Astronomia Clarity has a non-diamond-decorated version.
It is completely logical to imagine that these 25.45 mm thick watches would be uncomfortable to wear. It is not possible to bypass the 50 mm wide shells that are only half thick, but it is inaccurate to call them uncomfortable. Despite their avant-garde qualities, I find that most of even the strangest Jacob & Co. watches are designed to be very comfortable on the wrist, ergonomically surround your wrist, and provide a strap Fits firmly. Since both sides of the sapphire crystal mirror are coated with healthy anti-reflection coating, a clear and glare-free scene can be seen in the bubble-type case. If Mr. Arabo makes up his mind, this will become the hell of diving watches… Currently, the astronomical tourbillon of Jacobs is only water-resistant to 30 meters.
When the occasion requires luxury and you don’t hesitate to show it off, something like Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is really suitable. In essence, this represents the places and events where the super-rich gather-not afraid to show off their toys or be criticized for extravagant decadence. At least, if you find yourself in such a situation and happen to be someone who appreciates the vivid and passionate art of robotic wrists, Jacob & Co. Astronomia is a very pleasant choice. This reference AT100.31.AC.SD.A Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black, reference AT820.30.BD.SB.A Jaconb & Co. Astronomia Clarity Baguette.