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Jacob & Co. Astronomer Casino (also known as Jacob & Co. Astronomer Gambler) is another unique creation of Jacob & Co. whose conception, design and production are another step towards their rule of absurd and over-designed parts. Interesting super high-end watch-because this kind of thing does exist and has actually been there for many years.
Mid-term mischief was ruled by Harry Winston Opus watches-widely and taken for granted as the original source of haute horlogerie creation, ignoring the limitations of design and functionality-teenage boy It’s all Jaquet Droz pieces of music, and the complex craftsmanship of the big brands has a perpetual calendar, a chronograph and a timekeeping mechanism. (Some basic research will enable you to realize how the value of these products from companies such as Audemars Piguet, IWC, Lange and Thorne has fallen, sometimes to 25% to 30% of the original retail price.) Why do I say this? ? First of all, because I didn’t realize until recently that this is something that happens frequently, with “big complications” rather than “one-time lemons”, and second, it shows that many people who can afford these things are ready to fight Their purchase (or even if they are not ready, if they wish to retire from one of these watches, they will be forced to do so).
Why do these traditionally highly valued watches often suffer such a huge blow to their “value”, except for some references like currency? One is because they are severely overproduced. The relative abundance of these watches will indeed echo. Another factor to consider is that they no longer become interesting-not in the eyes of their original owners. The perpetual calendar perpetual calendar was very addictive in the late 1920s, but when you can only say one of the main complications of the watch: “Yes, what you see now does not do anything, but you Don’t even know how complicated this is?” -This is not a good sign.
Whether you like it or not, the resale value of these once-once Holy Land status watches can tell you their current needs better than I can. Those watches that burn six digits (USD) when they can be purchased have migrated to watches with any one or more of the following: 1) novel, 2) fun, 3) expressive, 4) unique, 5) Easy to use and appreciate. As with fake watches, the more boxes that are ticked, the higher the price. Jacob & Co. Astronomer Casino went to great lengths to tick all these boxes, and then some more.
With its ridiculous thickness of 27.9 mm (only one inch, and then some more!), it is understandable. This watch is easy to admire from up close…and the other side of the dining table. It is as cautious as Francis Bacon of the 1940s who was sitting on a boat at dinner and fixed overhead like a sail. The multi-layered, multi-purpose JCAM29A caliber can verify its weight. The caliber includes the astronomical “vertical caliber”, the rotating platform with its four rotating arms, and the fully functional fully mechanical roulette below it.
First, a few words about astronomy. Although Jacob & Co. has created many distinct variants of this movement, it is still truly outstanding in terms of its structure and function. Powered by a single mainspring, the mainspring has a considerable power reserve of 60 hours (depending on model changes and increased complexity, it can be longer or shorter), except for the barrel and winding device and the “bow” device ( The crown on the crown) is reflected in this four-arm assembly.
The four arms are equipped with a dual-axis tourbillon (hereinafter will be explained as a three-axis tourbillon soon), a blue magnesium miniature planet earth, a 1 carat, 288 faceted Jacob cut diamond, which also revolves around its own axis of rotation and the time Differential slave turntable. These four arms simultaneously and simultaneously rotate on the dial in less than 10 minutes-it is this rotation that adds a third 10-minute axis to the tourbillon.
The time display rotates with the component, so in order to prevent it from turning upside down when rotating around the dial, a differential is required. This keeps the sub-dial horizontal, can drive the hands, and rotate the entire assembly together.
The tourbillon and the spinning diamond are impressive, and two of my favorite feats in astronomy are this differential drive time display and the fact that the two opposing arms are perfectly balanced with each other. It is a cool “invisible project” that can save the movement from the excessive pulling force caused by the overweight arm, which pulls or pushes the delicate train assembly.
The core of this astronomy is of course the complexity of roulette. When you press the button at the 8 o’clock position on the lower case, the wheel will be strongly rotated to make the white ceramic ball fly. In order to prevent it from entering the movement, the entire roulette function is set under a piece of sapphire crystal glass. Every time you press the button, the function of this complex function will make people feel at ease, and the overall execution effect of every detail is excellent.
The wheel is crafted from 18k rose gold, and black and red enamel is used for its 36+1 pockets. As I said, the thickness is 27.9mm, while the diameter of the case is 47mm. Strangely, because the lugs are very short and have a large downward slope, the overall abrasion resistance is another gameplay of Astronomia Casino. Seen directly from above, the overall effect is controllable, even on my narrow wrist with a diameter of 6.75 inches. However, as soon as I started to take the watch away from me, it began to reveal its Bunkers case structure, topped with a generously curved front sapphire crystal. Speaking of, the case strap is a sapphire crystal strap. When paired with the hollow lugs, you can easily enjoy the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino in operation.
The Jacob & Co Astronomer Casino is a unique piece. Of course, compared with any traditional large-scale complication, it is much more entertaining, and even if you are not a real gambler, the construction of this movement will definitely attract the watch lovers inside. You can find more equally crazy astronomical works on the Jacob & Co. website.