Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette
Last year in 2014, Jacob & Co. debuted a very interesting watch with an extravagant movement they called the Astronomia Tourbillon. This year, Jacob & Co unveiled the Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette.
The Astronomia Baguette marks a new height in the world of poetic watchmaking. The spectacular and ingenious timepiece captures the vastness and constant motion of the cosmos; conveying its fascinating immensity on to the wrists of horological connoisseurs.
A tribute to cosmos
The Astronomia Baguette animates a four-part demonstration of the Earth’s connection to the ever-expanding universe and time’s relationship to the dance of the solar system’s celestial bodies.
Upon an icy astral backdrop composed of 342 invisibly set white baguette diamonds, theAstronomia Baguette’s three-dimensional JCEM01 caliber executes a hypnotic choreography of multi-axial revolutions.
As the highly innovative orbital display conducts its full cycle around the dial every 20 minutes, four individual satellites complement the motion with their own spellbinding presentations. Facing a titanium hand-painted Earth, the Astronomia Baguette’s Moon is composed of a magnificent Jacob Cut 288-facet spherical diamond that reflects every ray of incoming light in a multitude of directions, illuminating the night sky throughout its 60-second rotation around an independent axis.
The Jacob Cut 288-facet diamond is a groundbreaking invention of Jacob & Co. and represents a historic premiere in the field of modern jewelry.
As it orbits the dial alongside the other three objects every twenty minutes, the gravitational complication accompanies its 60-second horizontal revolution with a five-minute rotation around its vertical axis. The resulting floating effect evokes the wonders of outer space above a sparkling starry sky.
The fourth arm of the dynamic module boasts an ingenious hours and minutes display. Correcting for the rotation of the overall construction, this subdial boasts a differential gear system that ensures the constant position of its hour markers relative to the wearer. This tour de force not only maintains an excellent degree of legibility, but also gracefully contextualizes the orbits of the tourbillon, Moon and Earth.
Leveraging an unconventional view of the limits of haute horology, Jacob & Co. creates a mesmerizing wrist-worn observatory, with every component working independently toward a splendidly achieved common objective.
Housed in a 50mm case forged in 18K rose gold, the Astronomia Baguette floats freely as it explores the mysterious wonderment of the universe. As if transported above Earth, the owner is treated to a magical view of the sky’s amazing grandeur, one made possible by Jacob & Co.’s stunning vision, technical virtuosity and unparalleled audacity.
The price for the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is 1,000,000 Swiss Francs about $1,015,000). To discover more outstanding timepieces, visit our Watches category.