Astronomia Alec Monopoly is Jacob & Co.’s latest collaboration. Featuring popular characters and images, this colorful timepiece defines the work of internationally acclaimed graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. Miniature sculptures of these figures are placed in the iconic Astronomia four-arm vertical movement and its exclusive complication.
Together, these artistic and mechanical creations are living expressions of contemporary art and machinery that have managed to define internationally acclaimed pop artists and globally recognized luxury brands.
Astronomia is the embodiment of ultra-high-end watchmaking in the 21st century, a globally recognized symbol of Jacob & Co watchmaking skills. A world first, with its unprecedentedly daring concept and fully mechanical construction, Astronomia has surpassed an impressive horological achievement to become an outstanding multidisciplinary engineering achievement.
Astronomia Monopoly contains miniature pop figures representing the repertoire of renowned contemporary graffiti artist Alec Monopoly.
They are presented as miniature sculptures in the iconic Astronomia four-arm vertical movement and its four unique complications: hour and minute time display with Jacob & Co.’s patented differential gear system; a 1-carat A spherical diamond with 288 facets that completes a full rotation every 60 seconds; a magnesia hand-painted globe that rotates every 60 seconds; and a dual-axis tourbillon with a first rotation of 60 seconds and a second rotation of 5 minutes .
Astronomia Monopoly brings fine art, high creativity and a fully mechanical display to contemporary art and fine watchmaking.
Jacob & Co.’s latest partner is prolific street artist Alec Monopoly. Together they made the Astornomia Alec Monopoly timepiece, a limited edition collection that uses Astornomia’s unique display case as Monopoly’s artistic canvas, using several of his signature creations.
Alec Monopoly is another name for the world-renowned contemporary graffiti artist whose colorful animations—whether on the walls of buildings, canvases, or life-size 3D figures—are beloved by street art lovers and surrounding celebrities and sought after. world.
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Astronomia Monopoly contains miniature pop figures representing the repertoire of renowned contemporary graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. Among them: his interpretation of “Monopoly” and “Scrooge McDuck,” a colorful dollar sign with multiple diamonds, and “Money Wings.”
“I love the juxtaposition of my young cartoon characters, brought to life in bright, vivid colors and amazing complexity in this timeless watch,” Monopoly said. “This is the perfect place for my artistic creation, and a watch made for a true collector. I hope this watch will be passed down from generation to generation with the same passion and pride as a masterpiece original artwork.”
All characters start as drawings in Monopoly and then become CAD renderings, sized to fit perfectly on the dial without compromising Astronomia movement and complications. They are then hand-carved, cast into gold and finished by hand. best watches replicas
Monopoly then used acrylic paints to paint the figures in his signature brightly animated colors. Artists typically work on surfaces ranging in size from large canvases to the sides of buildings. He found it challenging to paint on such a small scale.
“This is the smallest scale ‘canvas’ I’ve ever painted. Every element, brushstroke and color choice needs to be carefully considered and executed flawlessly,” Monopoly said. “My street art murals are usually free-flowing and wild, but given the intricate and detailed mechanics in these watches, I needed to approach the creative process with more precision and patience.”
The tourbillon was originally invented to improve the timekeeping performance of pocket watches. The Astronomia Tourbillon brings this 200-year-old complication to an astonishing level of modern sophistication and sophistication.
Astronomia Tourbillon’s twin-axis tourbillon is at the forefront of modern watchmaking. The beautifully decorated cage houses the balance wheel, hairspring, escape wheel and several other important components. This outstanding tourbillon features a skeletonized frame that rotates on two axes simultaneously. It is a constellation of delicate components, expertly assembled and fine-tuned, the Astronomia movement keeps accurate time during its 60-hour power reserve. high quality watches replica
It takes 60 seconds for the first axis to make one full revolution, a nod to the traditional single-axis tourbillon. The second axis of rotation takes five minutes to complete.
This tourbillon is designed with cutting-edge, ultra-modern technology and timeless horological tradition.
Aventurine base dial
This colorful animated watch features a black sky-layer base made of pure aventurine, with beautiful glass that looks like a starry sky.
Jacob Cut Diamonds
The Jacob-Cut is the signature cut of diamonds and gemstones found on all Jacob & Co. Astronomia timepieces. It always marks its presence on one arm of the Astronomia’s vertical movement, and sometimes it graces other parts of its oversized watch. It is a unique work of innovation, creativity and execution.
This 288-faceted spherical gemstone is a unique cut exclusive to Jacob & Co
. Jacob-Cut diamonds start out as larger rough stones, up to twice the size of the finished stone. Quality matters, and clarity is the most valued of the four Cs of diamond quality. If there are any signs of inclusions, the diamond must be scrapped.
Rough diamonds are first machine cut into spherical shapes close to the size of the final diamond. Then a master gem cutter goes to work, hand shaping the gem and cutting each of the 288 facets while maintaining its shape. The danger is that the stone will become rectangular and lose its round shape. To be used in the Astronomia collection, the Jacob-Cut diamond must be perfectly round and of exactly the same weight as the other three satellites (time display, three-axis tourbillon, magnesium ball) to maintain the stability of the movement. One carat is the standard size, but other sizes have been specified depending on how the movement is used in the movement.
Another challenge was ensuring the exact dimensions of the facets. If the gem cutter puts a little too much pressure on the gem when adding facets, too many diamonds will be cut off, and the sphere will be too small to be useful. The cutting process requires at least two weeks of dedicated, hard work.
Jacob-Cut is best known for Astronomia watches, a diamond that extends from one of the four arms of the vertical Astronomia movement. It spins at different speeds, depending on other elements and themes of the watch. However, cuts have been applied to coloured stones and otherwise placed in dials.
The globe is made of magnesium with hand-painted blue lacquer and features rose gold continents. It’s done in a way that ensures consistent weights, as all four satellites must be exactly the same weight. The Earth performs a full rotation every 30 seconds.
Case and crystal
Astronomia Monopoly has a case diameter of 50 mm
, 25 mm high, at the highest point of the sapphire crystal dome. Crafted from 18K rose gold, the case is flanked by four sapphire crystal windows, allowing you to admire the spectacular art of the Alec Monopoly and the equally speculative Astronomia four-arm vertical movement at a glance. Two 18k rose gold lifting and rotating “bows” on the case back are used to wind the watch and set the time.
Dial and hands
The time display subdials of the Astronomia Alec Monopoly are driven by a differential system. The Roman numerals on the skeleton dial are hand-engraved and filled with black lacquer, while the hour and minute hands are decorated in bright green to match the colourful sculptures of Alec Monopoly.
At a glance
3-D 18K hand-carved Alec Monopoly iconic figure sculpture in vibrant colors by world-renowned street artist.
The iconic gravitational biaxial tourbillon.
288 faceted Jacobs cut diamonds turned in 30 seconds.
Magnesium ball turns in 30 seconds.
Domed and curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The black sky layer base is made of pure aventurine, and the beautiful glass looks like a starry sky.
Movement: Movement: Made by Jacob & Co. Manual winding JCAM25; Diameter: 41.65mm; Height: 17.15mm; Material: Titanium; Components: 384; And bridges: hand-tilted and polished, brushed sides, circular texture, polished sink, one sapphire bridge; polished screws; barrel: circular grained; pinion: conical pinion; 4 mechanical ball bearing arrangements; flat balance spring.
Functions: hours and minutes; system: vertical movement with 4 arms
• Two-axis tourbillon, the first cage rotates in 60 seconds and the second cage in 5 minutes
• 1 carat exclusive Jacob Cut® diamond: 288 facets, rotates on its own in 60 seconds
• Magnesium blue lacquered globe, automatically displayed within 60 seconds of rotation
• Hours and minutes dial
Case: Diameter: 50mm; Height: 25mm; Material: 18K Rose Gold; Sapphire Double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Case Back: 18K Rose Gold; Bow: Winding and setting the time by lifting the rotating “bow” on the case back in 18K rose gold ;Crystal: Unique domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment Water resistance: 30m (3 atm)
Dial and hands: Dial: Titanium, hand-slanted and polished, lacquered indexes; hands: hands designed by Blued Jacob&Co
Strap and Buckle: Strap: Alligator; Buckle: 18K rose gold folding clasp