Jacob & Co. Solar System Watch gets the sun.
The fake Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar is the latest version of the Astronomia Tourbillon, one of the most talked about watches at Baselworld 2014. The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Clerizo called it one of his three favorite watches. The display, and the fact that a company primarily known for fine jewelry timepieces has created something so mechanically intricate and visually spectacular, has attracted a lot of attention and tongue-waving tongues. Granted, this isn’t Jacob & Co.’s first high-end mechanical complication, but it’s certainly the most stunning from a design standpoint, and it’s certainly captured the collective imagination of the watch world. A lot of companies love this truly otherworldly, minimalist, blazing watch design,
Since the introduction of the first model, the design has continued to evolve. One of the most interesting models is the Astronomia Sky, which includes sidereal time indication and a star map, and we are also delighted to have Jacob & Co. founder Jacob Arabo and watchmaker watch design company Studio 7h38 (Jacob & Co. manufactures movements and Watch partner) Luca Soprano talks about the astronomical sky via video at the office.
The latest version of Astronomia is Astronomia Solar. The Solar differs from other Astronomia watches in many ways. The first one you might notice is that the central carrier has three arms instead of four. The time is displayed on a dial (mounted on a differential gear system that ensures 12:00 is always on top to make the time easier to read), the tourbillon is on the second carrying arm; the globe representing the earth is on the third arm . The center of the carrier is a 1.5-carat citrine with 288 facets.
Like other Astronomia watches, the Astronomia Solar isn’t an astronomical complication in the general sense — that is, it’s not meant to accurately reflect the movements of celestial bodies. For example, a miniature Earth doesn’t rotate on its axis every 24 hours. Instead, Jacob & Co. chose to create a more visually dynamic experience that truly captures the irrational excitement of looking up at the night sky, not more, you might say, the austere and rational nature of the sphere music. pleasure. Of course, the Astronomia Sky has an accurate sidereal time indication, but this fidelity to actual celestial dynamics is the exception, not the rule, in Astronomia fake watches.
The Earth rotates fast enough to see the rotation: once every 60 seconds, the carrier system now rotates every 10 minutes, which is twice as fast as the previous model’s carrier system (20 minutes per revolution). Astronomia Sky’s The globe rotates on a vertical axis every 24 hours, which is suitable for the most precise astronomical watches. Like the other models, the globe is enamelled titanium and is hand-engraved.
The two-axis flying tourbillon makes one revolution per minute around its central axis; it is technically a two-axis tourbillon due to the ten-minute rotation of the carrying arm.
The base (background of the carrier system) is aventurine with stylized representations of all the planets in the solar system (there are only eight; Jacob & Co. insists on the controversial decision of the International Astronomical Union to demote the former ninth planet, so sorry, Pluto fans).
Winding and setting of the new movement is via two keys on the caseback with recessed hinge tabs. As with earlier Astronomia models, the sides of the case are set with sapphire panels.
It’s not trivial, minimal astronomy; the original planetarium was 50mm in diameter with a 25mm high crystal. By comparison, the Astro Sky is a relatively slim 44.5mm x 21mm. Obviously, the point of these watches is not to be an inconspicuous everyday companion but to be a spectacular display, but many may find the 44.5mm version of the chronometer wearable, while the 50mm version is not. fake watches for men
Caliber JCAM19 measures 16.50mm x 34.55mm, including the height of the carrier arm and its components (excluding the garnet knocking it down to 11.70mm), and clocks in at 28,800 beats/hour, higher than any previous chronometer model. Due to the more complex design relative to other Astronomia watches (especially the counter-rotating aventurine background), the number of parts is higher than any other Astronomia watch: 447 components, excluding gemstones.
As with all fake Jacob & Co. highly complex products, there are many possible variations on the basic design theme. It’s as otherworldly as modern watchmaking, but behind the dizzying amount of hardcore serious horological engineering – like all Astronomia watches, getting so much solid performance and reasonable timekeeping out of the movement Rotating the moving element around the central axis is a pretty neat trick.