One of Jacob Arabo’s dreams is to produce an astronomical version with a complete sapphire crystal case. At present, most of the 50 mm wide case of the Jacob & Co. Astronomy Tourbillon is made of sapphire crystal, and the rest is made of various gold alloys. For 2017, Jacob & Co. successfully produced astronomical complete sapphire crystals among all sapphire crystals. I have seen it, but haven’t photographed it yet. Even with a gold hollow case, except for the large dome, its structure is made of a series of sapphire crystal windows. The Jacob&Co. Astronomical Clarity Table, plus a sapphire crystal as the back cover, is the second clearest astronomical model around.
Most of the movement is made of titanium and has a series of surface treatments. The movement is divided into four mechanical arms, which are arranged on an axis and move continuously around the dial, rotating a full circle every 20 minutes. There is an hour and minute dial on the arm (always kept upright so you can easily read the time), on the dial is an adjustment system based on a multi-axis tourbillon, and then a small but beautiful dial. The earth (which rotates every 24 hours) is opposed to the 288-faceted “Jacob cut” spherical diamond, which rotates completely once per minute. I like to call the latter element “Jacob & Co. Disco Ball”.
The whole movement is about visual brilliance and animation movement. The interesting thing about Jacob & Co. Astronomia watches is that they are both experienced watchmakers and equally interesting and attractive to toddlers. It is a timepiece and movement that can be pleasant on many levels. If you are an owner, just pray that you don’t drop it on the floor.
The specific version of Jacob’s Astronomy Clarity is the Clarity Baguette, which is set with 80 baguette-cut diamonds in the lugs. This can add about 6.1 carats of diamonds, but there are also non-diamond-decorated versions of Jacob & Co. Astronomy Company Clarity, which are about $240,000 lower for frugal shoppers.
It is completely conceivable that these 25.45mm thick watches are uncomfortable to wear. A 50mm wide case is only half the thickness and cannot be circumvented, but it is not accurate to call them uncomfortable. In terms of all its avant-garde qualities, I found that even the strangest Jacob & Co. luxury watches, most are designed to be very comfortable on the wrist, ergonomically, and fit firmly to the strap. Thanks to the healthy foaming of the antireflection coating on both sides of the sapphire crystal glass, the scene in the bubble-shaped case is clearly visible and glare-free. If Mr. Arabo makes up his mind, this will put the diving watch in trouble… Currently, the Jacob & Co. Astronomy Tourbillon can only be water-resistant to 30 meters.
When the occasion requires extravagance and waste, and you do not hesitate to show off, something like Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is very suitable. In essence, this represents the places and events where the super-rich gather together, they neither show off their toys, nor are they afraid of luxury decadence. At least, if you find yourself in such a situation and happen to be someone who is passionate about robotic wrist art, then Jacob & Co. Astronomers is a very pleasant choice. The number is AT100.31.AC.SD.A Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black, and the number is AT820.30.BD.SB.A Jaconb & Co. Astronomia Clarity Baguette.