The Jacob & Co. Company’s astronomical clarity tour. With an impressive touring palm.
At chronosale, we are fortunate to regularly review such impressive watches as the Jacob & Co. Astronomia series. Jacob & Co. was founded by Uzbek immigrant Jacob Jacobo and is known for selling high-priced jewelry, watches and diamonds to celebrities and artists of hip-hop and rap music. As his company flourished in the 1990s, Arabo became the nickname of “Jacob the Jeweler” (first appeared in several rap songs by Jay-Z and other hip-hop recording artists Center), until 2005 he opened his own boutique on 57th Street, right next to the old Audemars Piguet store-AP boutique is now across the street, just a few steps away from Park Avenue.
However, with the booming business and after becoming a celebrity jeweler, “Jacob the Jeweler” (Jacob the Jeweler) was in a difficult situation in 2006. He was arrested for money laundering and IRS issues and was arrested in 2008. jail. He was released in 2010 after a one-year sentence. As expected, the cruel watches with five time zones he once sold are now long gone, and Mr. Arabi is making a comeback with an impressive “Haute Horlogerie” timepiece. From the perspective of clocks and watches, its flickering effect is smaller, but there are many amazing factors. The Astronomia series is a good example, and the Astronomia Clarity tourbillon watch is the Jacob & Co. timepiece we reviewed for the first time on WCL.
Astronomia Clarity Tourbillon is a truly unique breakthrough timepiece, which combines the highest level of Swiss timepiece craftsmanship and watch decoration art to enhance the art of watchmaking and create a watch that is a visual representation of the celestial poetry. Every element is consistent and visible movement, all of which are carried out under the control of the oscillator of the three-axis tourbillon heart, with hour and minute track display.
No matter which way you watch, the clarity of Jacob & Co. astronomy is not a traditional watch. This timepiece is equipped with an 18K white gold case, which looks more like a cage, with six sapphire crystals mounted on the top, bottom, strap and lugs. The diameter is 50 mm and the thickness is 25 mm (for reference, the thickness of the Royal Oak Offshore is 15 mm). Due to the transparency of its structure, the chronometer watch does not look so large, so the clarity of astronomy has not reached the required level. Some sizes. However, the watch is large but not bulky. Now, for those who want to know whether this watch is waterproof, the answer is yes. According to the ISO 2281 standard, the astronomical resolution is 30 meters.
In terms of time display, the watch uses a patented differential gear system, and the hours and minutes are indicated by a rotating dial with Roman numerals and blue hands. The dial rotates around the dial every 20 minutes.
Four different elements are concentrated in the center through a patented differential gear system, an hour and minute dial, faceted spherical diamonds, magnesite globe and gravity tourbillon cage can all be found. In the center, a globe engraved with longitude and latitude lines shows the limitations of the part, in this case, the clarity of astronomy is limited to 9 pieces.
The blue and silver magnesium paint globes rotate every 60 seconds on two axes.
The total weight of the faceted spherical diamond is one carat and it has 288 sides. This is an exclusive patented Jacob & Co. diamond cut. Just like a globe, this diamond rotates on two axes every 60 seconds.
However, what makes Jacob & Co.’s astronomical clarity tourbillon even more special is that the gravity tourbillon cage can rotate on three axes. The first axis rotates every sixty seconds, the second axis rotates every five minutes, and the third axis rotates a full circle every 20 minutes. In addition, the shape of the tourbillon cage bears the iconic “J&Co”. Jacob & Co. logo
This watch is equipped with a gorgeous large square scale alligator leather strap and 18K white gold double folding unfolding clasp.
As if the front is not impressive enough, turning Astronomia Clarity around, you can find the complicated and clever winding and time setting mechanism, so that the watch has no crown in the traditional position. The movement is powered by the internal Jacob&Co. manual winding movement JCAM10. The back cover of the movement is equipped with two flat crowns, so the wearer can wind the watch through the left crown and pass The crown on the crown sets the time. correct. The movement has a “premium watch” finish on its small main board and bridge, and a flat balance spring. The power reserve when fully wound is 60 hours.
On the wrist, the Jacob & Co. Astronomical Clear Tourbillon is worn slightly smaller than its actual size, but the impression on the wrist is the most impressive. This is a timepiece, you need to watch it in person to fully appreciate the brilliance and micro-movement watch feat it represents. Without a doubt, we reviewed one of the most impressive timepieces.
MATERIAL: 18K White Gold with Black DLC Treatment; Sapphire Apertures on Sides
POWER RESERVE: 60-Hours.
MOVEMENT CALIBER: Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM10
WATER RESISTANCE: 30m (ISO 2281).
FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes Dial Rotating in 20 min on the Central Axis, Patented Differential Gears System; Faceted Spherical Diamond Rotating in 60 sec on 2 Axes (Weight: 1 carat; 288 Patented Facets Exclusive Jacob Cut) Aluminum Lacquered Globe Rotating in 60 sec on 2 Axes; Gravitational Tourbillon Cage Rotating on 3 Axes: 1st Axis: in 60sec, 2nd Axis: in 5min, 3rd Axis: Central Axe in 20min.
FINISHING: Plate and Bridges: Hand Angled and Polished, Flank Draw, Circular Graining, Polished Sink; Hand-Polished Screws; Barrel: Circular Graining; Pinions: Conical Pinions, 4 Mechanical Ball Bearing Devices; Flat Balance Spring.