The new Astronomia Solar Baguette Dragon and Tiger is a timepiece that juxtaposes three separate artistic worlds. The high-watchmaking flying tourbillon movement puts all its complexity on show within the sapphire crystal and 18K gold case. High jewelry elements like the invisibly-set, baguette-cut diamonds on the case, lugs, and base dial's outer ring and the central Jacob-cut, 288-facet gemstone dazzle the eye. Then, there are the miniature sculptures of the battling Dragon and Tiger, finished with incredible attention to detail.
High watchmaking art, jewelry art, and fine art, all in one timepiece.
The Astronomia is the epitome of 21st century haute horlogerie 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 and been regarded as an outstanding multidisciplinary engineering achievement. Re-engineered from the ground up, the Astronomia Solar is the most compact in our peerless collection of Astronomia calibers.
The newest addition to this collection, and the first time art pieces have been integrated into the smaller Astronomia Solar case, is the Astronomia Solar Baguette Dragon and Tiger. In this stunning flying tourbillon timepiece, the Earth lies in the balance as hand-sculpted and hand-painted Dragon and Tiger statues battle for domination of the rotating globe. Frozen in mid-combat, these miniature pieces of art are looking up through the clear sapphire crystal covering the scene.
Who do you think will win?