The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino watch made its debut at the 2019 Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show, with a fully operable miniature roulette under its sapphire crystal dome case. The wheels of the Astronomy Casino are made of green, red and black enamel with mahogany inlays and are activated by a button at 8 o’clock (also winds the movement).
This extraordinary timepiece is the latest in the iconic astronomy watch series of swiss Jacob & Co., which can be carried out by Jacob & Co. craftsmen inserting mother-of-pearl into the lucky number of the owner personalise.
There has never been a complex timepiece as grand as it is now, with a rotatable roulette wheel, so that car owners can play their favorite game of chance at any time.
At the core of the Astronomy Casino is excellent clockwork, and Jacobs is known for this. The dual-axis tourbillon offsets the influence of gravity on the moving parts of the movement. The tourbillon cage rotates in 60 seconds and completes its rotation in 2.5 minutes, while the entire tourbillon rotates around the center axis of the watch within 10 minutes. In a circle.
Both the 1 carat 288-faceted JacobCut® diamond and the blue globe coated with magnesium alloy can spin on its own within 30 seconds, travel with the tourbillon, and display the time around the dial within 10 minutes. Jacob & Co.’s patented differential gear system allows the time display to remain at 12/6 o’clock no matter where it is rotated.
Model: Astronomia Casino Double Axis Tourbillon
Caliber: Manufacture Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM29A
Diameter: 41.40mm; Height: 20.50mm
Components: 395; Material: Titanium
System: Manual Movement, Double Axis Tourbillon
Finishing: Plate and Bridges: Hand Angled and Polished, Flank Draw,
Circular Graining, Polished Sink; Polished Screws
Power Reserve: 60-Hours
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz)
• Double Axis Tourbillon Cage: 1st Axis: Full Revolution in 60 sec; 2nd Axis: Full Revolution in 2.5 min
• Movement: Full Revolution in 10min around a Central Axis
• 1 Carat Exclusive Jacob cut® Diamond: 288 Facets, rotating on itself in 30 sec
• Magnesium Lacquered Blue Globe, rotating on itself in 30 sec
• “Roulette” animation on demand (pusher at 8 o’clock)
Diameter: 47mm; Height: 27.9mm
Material: 18K Rose Gold; Sapphire Apertures on Sides
Front Case: Enamel and Rose Gold Roulette Dial; Ceramic ball
Case Back: 18K Rose Gold
Bows: 18K Rose Gold lift-out Rotating “bows” for Winding and Time-Setting
Pusher: 18K Rose Gold Pusher at 8 o’clock
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Anti-Reﬂective Treatment
Water resistance: 30m
Hour and Minute Subdial: Titanium, Hand Angled and Polished, Lacquered Indexes
Hands: Blue Finish
Alligator; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold; Folding Buckle