Jacob & Co. hopes to create a model of our solar system in a watch through Astronomia Solar. Therefore, in the center of the dial is a 1.5 carat rhubarb crystal with a Jacob cut representing the sun. Jacob & Co. also uses the other three gems in amethyst, garnet and smoked quartz to represent other planets. These planets all rotate with the movement, causing the dial to rotate every 10 minutes. The end result of all these rotating elements is breathtaking, and it looks like a tiny solar system is spinning on the wrist.
Although a little gloomy, the time is clear. The blue hour and minute hands are quite large, in stark contrast to the 18k rose gold openwork sub-dial. The flying tourbillon bears the Jacob’s logo on the tourbillon bridge and actually rotates on two axes. Yes, this is not an ordinary tourbillon, but a dual-axis tourbillon. In the horizontal direction, it rotates every 60 seconds. In the vertical direction, it rotates every 10 minutes. swiss watches replica
Finally, the globe made of rose gold and blue paint rotates around its own axis every 60 seconds. It also rotates around the dial every 10 minutes, because the entire structure or the movement itself rotates clockwise and rotates every 10 minutes. But that’s not all, because the Tanglin base, decorated to look like the night sky, rotates counterclockwise and rotates every 10 minutes.
The movement capable of fulfilling all these functions is the internal movement JCAM19. The movement is composed of 444 parts and is very unique because it is mainly made of titanium. Since the mainspring must drive so many rotating parts, titanium is used to reduce the load on the mainspring. The tourbillon beats at a frequency of 4 Hz, and the JCAM19 has a power reserve of 48 hours. It is also finished flawlessly, with sandblasted and angled bridges, circular textures on the gear drive components, and polished counterbores and screws.
To attract the eye and as a statement, Astronomia Solar watches are hardly comparable. The watch screamed on the wrist: “Look at me!” Of course, this watch has a lot to appreciate and appreciate. Admittedly, this is a bit too much, and purists would think that this watch has no practical use. For example, unlike Van Cleef & Arpel’s Midnight Planetarium watch, the position of the planets is not accurate, but compared to the Midnight Planetarium watch, Astronomia Solar provides instant gratification with its fast-rotating dual-axis tourbillon and how it rotates. The position of the dial is constantly changing and constantly changing. For an interesting watch, it can let people around you know your worth immediately, and I can think of several watches that are more suitable for work than the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar watch.