Just about a month ago, we took a close up look at the Jacob & Co. Astronomy Flawless million-dollar watch here. Now, after two years of research and development, Jacob & Co. introduces the all-new, incredibly advanced Astronomia Solar watch, which displays eight planets in full view thanks to a high-tech 44.5mm sapphire case that takes hundreds of hours to make.
The new Jacob & Co. JCAM19 movement of this extraordinary next-model in the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Planets line houses a massive 439 components. Even more impressive is the fact that those parts constantly rotate in a bi-directional manner to offer an ever-moving solar system.
The caliber features three separate arms, one that displays the hours and minutes (on a disk made of sapphire) that rotates counter clockwise; a second arm that holds two axes for a gravitational flying tourbillon with 60-seconds and 10-minute rotation times for the two axes; a third arm that features a hand-engraved glove representing Earth, which rotates around its own axis every 60 seconds, and that also rotates around note dial every 10 minutes. There is also a patented differential system in the watch that ensures that the 12:00 position is always in its correct spot.
The watch features a center 1.5-carat Jacob-Cut(R) Citrine to represent the sun. The base is crafted of aventurine and it rotates in the opposite direction of the bi-directional movement. The concept is to offer a view of the Earth in our solar system. For a complete and detailed technical look at this watch (including info about the price)