Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino Watch hands-on

Jacob & Co. Astronomy Casino, also known as Jacob & Co. Astronomy Gambler, is another unique creation, conceived, designed and made from Jacob & Co. Ltd. into a chain towards the absurd over-design that it rules Duan’s goal is another step, interesting ultra-high-end watches-because such things do exist, and in fact have existed for many years.

The middle class is ruled by Harry Winston Opus watches-widely and naturally considered to be the original source of haute horlogerie. Creation has broken through the established limitations of design and function-early teenagers are all about the music works and bands of Jaquet Droz Big brand complication with perpetual calendar, chronograph and timekeeping mechanism. (Some basic research will lead you to realize how the value of these things from Audemars Piguet, IWC, Lange & Co Want to say this? On the one hand, because until recently I did not realize that this is a frequently occurring “big complication” and not just a “disposable” lemon ready to hit their purchases (or even if they are not ready, they are forced to,

Why do these traditionally high-value watches often suffer such a huge blow in “value”, except for a few reference materials like currency? On the one hand, because they are severely overproduced. Another factor to consider is that they are no longer interesting at all—in the eyes of their original owners. The perpetual calendar kool-aid was very addictive as early as the late 00s, but the only thing you can say about a key complication in the discount watch is, “Yes, it does not do anything you can see now, but you Do you know how complicated this is?”-This is not a good sign.

Whether you like it or not, the resale value of these once-Holy Grail state watches tells you their current popularity more than I have ever before. Those who buy watches with six figures (in US dollars) have turned to watches with any one or more of the following: 1) novel, 2) interesting, 3) expressive, 4) unique, 5) simple to appreciate . As with a watch, the more boxes you tick, the higher the price will generally be. Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino went to great lengths to check all these boxes, and then some.

With its-no other word can describe it-the absurd thickness of 27.9 mm (that is, an inch or even a few inches!), this is a watch that is easy to admire from close range…and on the other side of the dining table. It’s as cautious as sitting at dinner, fixing Francis Bacon from the 1940s on top of your head, like a sail. The weight is verified by the multi-layered, multi-purpose JCAM29A movement, which includes the Astronomia “vertical movement” and its four rotating arm rotating platform, as well as a fully functional fully mechanical roulette below it.

First, a few words about astronomy. Although best Jacob & Co. has created many distinct variants of this movement, it is still outstanding in terms of its structure and function. Powered by a single mainspring with a considerable power reserve of 60 hours (it can be longer or shorter, depending on model changes and increased complexity), except for the mainspring barrel and winding and setting the “bow” All components outside (the crown replacement bottom cover) play a role in this four-arm assembly.

The four arms carry a dual-axis tourbillon (it becomes a three-axis tourbillon, which I will explain soon), a blue magnesium alloy miniature planet earth, and a 1-carat, 288-sided Jacob-cut diamond , It also revolves around its own axis of rotation, as well as a differential drive sub-dial for time. These four arms rotate together on the watch surface in less than 10 minutes-it is this rotation that adds a third 10-minute axis to the tourbillon.

The time display rotates with this component, so in order to prevent it from turning upside down when rotating around the watch face, a differential is required. This allows the sub-dial to remain level, drive the hands, and rotate the entire assembly together.

The tourbillon and spinning diamond can be impressive. Two of my favorite astronomy feats are this differential drive time display and the fact that every two opposing arms are perfectly weighted against each other. This is some cool “invisible engineering”, which can save the movement from being over-stressed by the overweight arm pulling or pushing the components of the precision-moving train.

The core of this astronomy is of course its roulette complication. Pressing the button at the 8 o’clock position on the lower case, the roulette wheel rotates vigorously, and the small white ceramic ball flies up. In order to prevent it from entering the movement, the entire roulette function is set under a piece of sapphire crystal glass. Every time the button is pressed, the function of this complex function will make people feel at ease, and the overall execution of every detail is excellent.

The wheels are crafted in 18k rose gold, and the 36+1 pockets are in black and red enamel. As I said, the thickness is 27.9 mm and the case diameter is 47 mm. Curiously, because the lugs are so short and sloping downward, the overall wear resistance is another way for Astronomia Casino to play games with the senses. Looking at it directly from above, the overall effect is controllable-even on my narrow wrist, which is 6.75 inches in diameter. However, once I started to remove the watch from my body, it began to reveal its crazy case structure, with a wide curved sapphire crystal glass on the top. Speaking of this, the strap is a single sapphire crystal strap. When paired with the hollow lugs, you can easily enjoy the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Casino in operation.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Casino is a unique work. It is definitely much more interesting to play than any traditional large-scale complication. Even if one is not a gambler at heart, the construction of this movement will definitely attract internal watch lovers. You can find more of the same crazy Astronomia works on www.moon-watch.co.