Jacob & Co Astronomia Solar Watch Will Be A Key Attraction At Baselworld 2017

Jacob & Co Astronomia Solar Watch

We have already covered two Astronomia watches from Jacob & Co – first of which almost two-years to this month and the second $1Million Astronomia Flawless which they unveiled last month at the SIHH 2107. Both are beautiful eye-catching pieces with the sky and the universe taking center stage. The latest, Jacob & Co Astronomia Solar Watch unveiled in time for Baselworld 2017 is another masterful creation from the watchmaker that pays tribute to our vast universe and its solar system.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Solar Watch

Arranged inside the 44.5mm sapphire case are eight planets that rotate constantly, as they should be. The entire system is powered by the in-house built new JCAM19 movement, which apparently took 2-plus years to research and develop. The uniqueness of the movement lies in its 439 components that rotate non-stop bi-directionally – this helps move the solar system perpetually. The hand-wound movement beats at a frequency of 4Hz.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Solar Watch

This really is a complicated complication with three arms. The first arm holds the sub-dial made of sapphire that displays time and rotates counter clockwise while ensuring 12 o’clock always stays in the correct position – made possible by a patented differential system. A second arm located at 11 o’clock holds two axes gravitational flying tourbillon with 60-seconds and 10-minute rotation times for the two axes. The third arm features a hand-engraved Earth, just like the real Earth this one rotates around its own axis – every 60 seconds as well as around the dial every 10 minutes.

Now to the fancy trimmings – the sun is represented in the center by a 1.5-carat Jacob-cut Citrine, while the aventurine base houses the constantly rotating planets – Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. The time sub-dial features zodiac time indicators, and blued hour and minute hands. The Astronomia Solar watch comes with a crocodile leather strap and 18-carat rose gold folding clasp. Jacob & Co will reveal price at BaselWorld 2017.

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