In 2014, Jacob & Co. returns with a stunning watch that is sure to impress everyone from traditional watch lovers to the general public. Watching the video of the new astronomical tourbillon below, it's easy to see why "wow" is the quintessential response to this complex and very interesting horological creation. When and if Astronomia will actually be produced is another question, but even if the timepiece is still a digital video, I'd be happy to create a pure concept.
Jacob & Co. was one of the first watchmakers to understand the power of the "Crazy Watch," a mechanical watch with an epic complication that's meant to make people feel intimidated in a way similar to the tone and content of many rap music videos. Amaze and impress. These are designed as "ultra-luxury lifestyle" watches for those who buy a new yacht when they're bored and browse eBay on their phone while waiting for their personal banker to leave the toilet of the yacht they're currently sitting on. The only thing the point of a watch like this is that it should be more impressive than most other high quality replica watches the wealthy can afford.
Nothing I said was mean or sarcastic. That's really a rather small target demographic for a timepiece like this. We're talking about that new money, a lot of new money. This type of consumer is interested in showing off their wealth because they sometimes don't have the ability to spend it. Having said that, a piece like the astronomical tourbillon does have an air of sophistication and sophistication, as it has a high horological pedigree. While Jacob & Co. may have a "diversified" clientele representing people you'd and wouldn't want to have dinner with, when they're all in, they're certainly capable of doing it right.
Apart from videos and pictures, there is currently very little information on the astronomical tourbillon, and Jacob & Co. has prepared us well for the "launch" of this piece at Baselworld 2014. We hope to see it in person there or eventually. Sometimes a watch like this first debuts as a computer rendering, only to be actually released a few years later, because the time it takes to make a working movement can take much longer. This may be the case, as the astronomical tourbillon movement seems ambitious. While the watch itself isn't astronomical complications, it's themed around them. At the center of the best replica watches uk is the "sun", which is surrounded by four orbiting objects.
These items include a time dial (which remains upright in all positions as it moves around the main dial), a rotating representation of the Earth, a rotating spherical crystal (probably a diamond), and finally, an impressive Double-Axis Tourbillon. It's all based on a beautiful planetary gear mechanism that any engineering student (or watchmaker) would be proud of as a semester project.
It's unclear if the spinning Earth is in line with the Earth's 24-hour cycle and can be clearly used to indicate anything. It doesn't even matter because its simple action looks fun. The dial at the time was probably the one that impressed me the most, as its visual presentation was both clear and distinctly complex.Devon TREAD 2 STARRY NIGHT
Jacob & Co. presents the astronomical tourbillon in a large diameter 18k rose gold case, the bezel and crystal are made from a single piece of sapphire crystal. This allows a full view of the watch face from all angles. Also note that there is no crown, which means it's either on the top of the watch, or more likely somewhere on the back. The mechanical movement itself is designed to represent only a small part of the dial to make the case more spacious and feel like the four "planets" have plenty of room to move. It is most likely hand-wound.
As a pure sport of horological decadence, the Astronomia Tourbillon is certainly a very interesting watch, and its production cost and final retail price may be just as awesome.Patek Philippe Ref. 5204R Perpetual Calendar Split-Seconds