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However it became

The latest astronomical tourbillon will be unveiled at the Baselworld in a few days. What is it made of and how does it work? Here are some tips…

Take a brand known for its free creation, inspire the world and a few satellites launched into orbit. The result is a watch that gently evokes gravity: Jacob & Co.’s Astronomia Tourbillon. A few days before the opening of Baselworld 2014, the video of this new work released by Jacob Arabo caused a sensation and aroused our curiosity.

Due to the embargo, we can only post some tips that will find answers soon. The dial can be made of aventurine as a background for a three-dimensional journey. We have counted four different satellites surrounding the dial: hour and minute indicators, a round cut diamond, a globe-maybe enamel? -And three-axis tourbillon.

The case looks strange-maybe it is tapered? -And it seems to have a combination of various materials, as shown in the video.

Anyway, let us wait a few days for this amazing watch to be fully unveiled.

Astronomical sky

The Italian design style in Swiss haute horlogerie returns with a heavy return. The Italian luxury goods & watch designer Danilo Petta Mask Architects co-founder, former senior product manager of some product lines of Omega De Ville and chief watch designer of Purnell. He has had projects like this Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas (2009), Sky Astronomy (2016) and Solar Astronomy by Jacob & Co (2017) won the prestigious 2020 IAA Muse Design Award (Platinum Award, Watch category) with Jacob & Co’s Astronomy Sky watch.

The project that put Sardinian designers on the podium is the work of Jacob & Co, which has futuristic design and extraordinary micromechanical engineering, hoping to elevate the art of watchmaking to a level beyond time. The author of this micromechanical system is another Italian genius, Luca Soprana, the master watchmaker who created Calibre JCAM11.

By combining the highest level of Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship, Italian creativity and micro-decorative arts, the two successfully created a watch that hopes to become a visually poetic representation of the sky. Unprecedented in the watchmaking industry, Sky Astronomy has developed from the tried and tested Petta-Soprana binomial to nearly 3 years. It has launched a 3D stellar display and a unique vertical development architecture of its kind. The JCAM11 manual movement is at 21’600. Vibration/hour, 42 jewels, power reserve 60 hours. Astronomia Sky is available in 18K rose gold, white gold and limited edition black gold, and offers orbital hour and minute dials protected by domed sapphire crystals. On the edge of the blue titanium disc visible at the bottom of the watch on the side of the case, you can see the month indicator. A ring made of solid sapphire glass opens the movement’s 360° viewing angle.

Everything is controlled by an oscillator located in the center of a three-axis tourbillon that seems to be floating in space. Looking at the structural center of the four-arm movement, you can appreciate a small earth, which is nothing but a representative of the earth. This earth’s orbit has a hemisphere rotating around it, which acts as a day/night indicator. There are two winding crowns on the back of the watch, which can be used for different settings of the timepiece. A key crown adjusts the time and day/night display (both based on 24 hours, solar time), while the second crown is used for manual winding mechanical movements. One wheel sets the sidereal time and the other wheel sets the sky indicator. watches for men