Hands-on Jacob&Co. Astronomy Tourbillon Clarity Octopus…Luxurious but mechanically charming
This watch is obviously not suitable for the public, but this Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity is undoubtedly a technical feast.
Obviously, in terms of elegance and proportions, this watch is far from the usual standards. Obviously, this is not for the masses-whether we talk about design or retail price. Obviously, this is not the general vision of a classic timepiece. However, Jacob & Co. Astronomy Tourbillon is indeed a watch, especially from a technical point of view. It is bold but mechanically fascinating. This year, Jacob & Co. launched its complex and extraordinary work-the astronomical tourbillon Clarity Octopus.
The astronomical work of replica Jacob & Co. was unveiled in 2014. It is a luxurious and extremely complex timepiece that shows the poetic and artistic beauty of the heavens. Each element is in constant motion and is under the control of a three-axis tourbillon regulator. The latest development of this epic and complex technology brings us to the mythical world of Jules Verne, somewhere between “Twenty Thousand Allies under the Sea” (and its giant octopus) and “From Earth to Moon”.
The astronomical tourbillon clear octopus is built around a 3D octopus, with its tentacles extending on the movement, which rotates around the central axis every 10 minutes. The four planetary signs on the four arms balance the movement: hours and minutes display; three-axis tourbillon adjustment movement; a globe that rotates every 60 seconds on two axes; a round diamond, every two axes It rotates every 60 seconds.
In addition to the complexity of the three-axis tourbillon and other rotating planetary gears, one of the main challenges of this ambitious movement is how to manage energy to power the movement. In view of its huge size, the inertia and balance problems of the movement need to be solved.replica watches luxury
The movement shows fine craftsmanship. All parts are polished and chamfered by hand, while the barrel bridge is made of sapphire. The spotted octopus made of titanium weighs only 2.90 grams and is hand-carved, painted and painted. The earth is a magnesium-painted globe that rotates every 60 seconds on two axes. The spherical 1-carat diamond is the light emitted from 288 facets exclusively cut by Jacob & Co..
This mechanical microcosm is protected under the impressively high domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The case is made of rose gold, a veritable technical feat, and is equipped with multiple sapphire crystal windows, allowing you to view the complex movement from all angles. The diameter is 50 mm, the thickness is more than 25 mm, and there is no visible crown. The movement is wound and placed by two folding crowns on the back of the case.
The Jacob & Co. Astronomy Tourbillon Clarity Octopus is paired with an alligator leather strap fixed on a folding buckle. The quick-release spring lever system allows you to easily change the strap.
As you can imagine, this spectacular timepiece shows its personality on the wrist with its strong personality and oversized size. However, there is more than just a wrist that “looks at me”… From a technical point of view, this top-of-the-line watch is impressive and is a real high-end watch.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – JACOB & CO. ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON CLARITY OCTOPUS
Case: 50mm diameter x 25.45mm thickness – 18k pink gold frame – multiple sapphire crystals with AR coating – water-resistant to 30m
Movement: JCAM24 caliber– hand-wound mechanical movement – 40mm x 17.15mm – 42 jewels – 21,600 vibrations per hour – 60h power reserve – hours, minutes, movement rotating on a central axis every 10 minutes, Earth rotating every 60 seconds on two axes, diamond rotating every 60 seconds on two axes, triple-axis tourbillon (60 seconds, 2.5 minutes and 10 minutes on the central axis)
Strap: Alligator leather strap on gold folding buckle