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Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino II

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STORY

The Astronomia is the embodiment of 21st century ultra-high-end watchmaking and a globally recognized symbol of Jacob & Co watchmaking expertise. A world-first both in the boldness of its unprecedented concept and its entirely mechanical construction, the Astronomia has gone beyond impressive horological achievements to becoming an outstanding multidisciplinary engineering accomplishment.

The Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino takes the celestial idea of the Astronomia timepiece and puts it into wrap speed. The base of the expansive dial is paved with multicolored baguettes in harlequin pattern and rotates counterclockwise every 10 minutes. Above is the iconic Astronomia vertical movement that rotates clockwise every 10 minutes. In addition to its three arms carrying Jacob & Co. exclusive complications, on top of the movement is a 2-carat citrine featuring the 288-facet Jacob Cut® that serves as the representation of the Sun.

The Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino makes for a beautifully artistic, highly refined and fully mechanical recreation of our solar system.

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EXCLUSIVE ASTRONOMIA CALIBER

The Exclusive caliber of the Astronomia Solar Planets stands out from an exquisite range of Astronomia calibers by being the most compact reiteration of the original, allowing for yet smaller case dimensions as well as redesigned proportions. Composed of 447 components, all finished to the highest standards of haute horlogerie, the Astronomia features two rotating platforms. One comprises the three main arms, while the other serves as their spectacular, rotating backdrop.

The vertical platform of the caliber completes a rotation around the center of the watch in 10 minutes, while simultaneously driving the second layer in a counterclockwise direction to add further animation and complexity to this unique take on celestial watchmaking.

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CITRINE SUN

In the Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino, the Sun is represented by a 2-carat yellow citrine featuring the Jacob Cut® with 288-facets.



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Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino II Video

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FLYING TOURBILLON

The tourbillon was originally invented to provide improved timekeeping performance for a pocket watch. The Astronomia Tourbillon brings this 200-plus-year-old complication to breathtaking levels of modern refinement and complexity.

The one-minute flying tourbillon of the Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino features a delicately decorated cage that encapsulates the balance wheel, hairspring, escape wheel and a number of other crucially important components. This openworked, white

gold cage not only features the J&Co logo in its architecture, but is only secured from underneath, allowing for an unobstructed and full view at the ultimate refinement of its detailing and operation. It is a constellation of superbly finished components that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, allowing the Astronomia caliber to keep accurate time throughout its 48-hour power reserve.

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BASE DIAL

Serving as a spectacular backdrop for the satellites turning above is the base dial paved with 240 invisibly-set baguette multicolored sapphires (≈19.9 ctw). This makes for a unique coming together of gem-cutting and gem-setting prowess and ultra-high-end watchmaking, as can only ever be experienced in a Jacob & Co creation.


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BAGUETTE LUGS

The lugs of the 18K white gold and sapphire-case are invisibly hand-set with 52 baguette diamonds totaling 13.46 carats.


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CASE & CRYSTAL

The case of the Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino measures 47 millimeters in diameter and 21 millimeters thick between the highest point of its specially curved front sapphire crystal and the lowest point of its case. Its 18K white gold case holds a single-piece sapphire crystal window around its periphery, allowing for unhindered viewing of the spectacular caliber and gemstones inside.

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DIAL & HANDS

The time display subdial of the Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino is driven through an infinitesimal differential system that allows it to always remain level and perfectly legible, even as the movement's four-armed platform performs its continuous, 10-minute orbit. The Roman numerals on the titanium skeletonized dial are hand-engraved and filled with black lacquer, while the hand-finished Jacob & Co. hands appear in gun blue metallic.

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AT A GLANCE

The Jacob & Co. flying tourbillon, time display, and hand-painted magnesium globe and three 288-facet Jacob-cut gemstones make one full revolution of the dial in 10 minutes, rotating clockwise

The Sun is represented by a 2-carat yellow citrine featuring the 288-facet Jacob-cut

The base dial paved in multicolored baguette sapphires in a harlequin pattern makes one revolution counter-clockwise in 10 minutes

The lugs of the 18K rose gold and sapphire-case are invisibly hand-set with baguette diamonds.

With the upper assembly turning clockwise in 10 minutes and the multi-color sapphire-set base holding the planets turning clockwise in 10 minutes, the Astronomia Solar Zodiac never looks the same way twice.

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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: AS800.30.BD.UD.ABALA

MOVEMENT: Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM28; Diameter: 34.55mm; Height: 16.50mm; Components: 447; Material: Titanium; Power Reserve: 48 Hours; Frequency: 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz); Jewels: 43; Finishing: Plate and Bridges: Sand-blasted and Angled; Geartrain: Circular Graining, Polished Sink; Polished Screws; Barrel: Circular Graining; Flat Balance Spring.

FUNCTIONS: Hours and Minutes

System: Vertical Movement with 3 Arms, Full Revolution in 10 min around a Central Axis

• Flying Tourbillon Cage in 60 seconds

• Blue Lacquered Globe Rotating on itself in 60 sec

• Hours and Minutes Dial, Patented Differential Gears System℗ allows to keep the 12/6 O'clock position

Citrine Jacob cut® (288 facets; ≈ 2cts) on top of the movement.

CASE: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 21mm; Material: 18K White Gold set with 52 Baguette White Diamonds (≈ 13.46 ct.); Layer Front Case: 240 Baguette Multicolored Sapphires (≈ 19.9 ct.), Rotating Counter Clockwise in 10 Minutes; Case Back: 18K White Gold; Case Band: Single-piece Sapphire Crystal; Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via two 18K White Gold bows on case-back; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3 atm)

DIAL AND HANDS: Dial: Titanium, Hand Angled and Polished, Lacquered Indexes; Hands: Blued Jacob&Co designed hands

STRAP AND CLASP: Strap: Alligator; Clasp: 18K White Gold Folding clasp set with 21 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.07 ct.)

LIMITED EDITION: Pièce Unique

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