A watch aficionado or just someone who needs an amazing timepiece, the new Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is a horological masterpiece. Currently this timepiece is a concept, a vision that the brand is bringing to reality. Designed to be released at Baselworld 2014, it is truly a very high profile, high value timepiece, and whether it is debuted in computer render form or an actual release, well that is yet to be determined.
The timepiece is not designed as an astronomical complication, but it is created and themed like them. The sun is featured at the center of the piece, and surrounded by four orbiting objects. The objects are crafted to include a dial for the time, and this remains the same in all positions as it circles around the main dial. The representation is a rotating earth, a spherical crystal, maybe a diamond that spins gloriously, and a very impressive bi-axial tourbillon.
The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Watch is a work of art in the design of the dial, as it is very legible and yet extremely complex. The presentation of the timepiece is an 18k, 47mm, rose gold case, and a single piece of sapphire crystal that makes up the bezel and crystal. The beauty of this is that you can see a full view of the dial from every angle. The brilliance of the mechanical movement provides an impression and feeling that the four spheres have endless room, when in reality only a small portion of the dial is used.
The motion of this timepiece, featuring a carousel with four arms, fully displaying hours and minutes, as well as a full carat briolette cut diamond that sits in the position of the moon and a perfect white gold globe representing the earth. A blue enamel on the dial is set to signify the oceans and finished with the triple axis tourbillon. The complication rotates on the axis once every five minutes, with the tourbillon rotates every sixty seconds and the rotation around the central axis every 20 minutes. The thickness on the piece is 18mm, and that includes a protective dome that takes care of the movement and all internal pieces.
At the heart of the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Watch is the exclusive Jacob & Co. JCEM01 movement featuring a 72 hour power reserve. The protective cover has been crafted using a diamond microparticle polycabronate fiber, which makes the timepiece durable, wearable, and totally safe. Hand engraved , meticulous finishing, and completed with a exquisite black alligator strap and 18k rose gold folding buckly, it is a amazing addition to the brand collections.