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Astronomia Solar Black DLC Planets

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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 takes the celestial idea of the Astronomia timepiece and puts it into warp speed. It displays the planets of our Solar System as half spheres of semi-precious stones on a starry Aventurine base that turns counterclockwise every ten 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, it also features three colored gems, each perfect spheres exhibiting the exclusive Jacob Cut®. On top of the movement is a gem featuring the Jacob Cut®.

Astronomia Solar Planets Black DLC presents color combinations and a planetary scene never seen before making for a beautifully artistic, highly refined and fully mechanical recreation of our solar system.


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EXCLUSIVE ASTRONOMIA CALIBER

The Exclusive JCAM19 hand wound caliber of the Astronomia Solar Planets Black DLC stands out from an exquisite range of Astronomia calibers by being the most compact iteration of the original, allowing for yet smaller case dimensions as well as redesigned proportions. Composed of 444 components, all finished to the highest standards of haute horlogerie, the Astronomia Solar Planets Black DLC features a three-arm rotating platform that carries a one-minute flying tourbillon, the differential-driven, self-leveling time display, and a rose gold and blue lacquered globe of Earth. This platform with its complications makes a full rotation every 10 minutes while the black titanium base with constellations rotates counterclockwise rotation in 10 minutes.

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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 Planets Black DLC features a delicately decorated cage that encapsulates the balance wheel, hairspring, escape wheel and a number of other crucially important components. This openworked, rose

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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CITRINE SUN

In the Astronomia Solar Baguette Arlequino, the Sun is represented for the first time by a 1.5-carat blue topaz featuring the exclusive Jacob Cut® with 288-facets.

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BASE DIAL

The black titanium base of the dial displays the constellations as it makes a full counterclockwise rotation every 10 minutes.

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CASE & CRYSTAL

The case of the Astronomia Solar Planets Black DLC 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. It is made of 18K white gold with a black DLC coating. It holds a single-piece sapphire crystal window around its periphery, allowing for unhindered viewing of the spectacular caliber, the rotating planets and the celestial base inside.

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DIAL & HANDS

The time display subdial of the Astronomia Solar Planets Black DLC is driven through an infinitesimal differential system that allows it to always remain level and hence perfectly legible, even as the movement's three-arm 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 Jacob & Co. blued hands are finished by hand.

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AT A GLANCE

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

Atop the movement is a 288-facet Jacob Cut Blue Topaz (≈ 1.5 cts)

The black titanium dial with a view of the constellations makes one revolution counterclockwise every 10 minutes

The subsidiary arms of the exclusive JCAM19 hand wound caliber has three hand-painted planets

The case is made of 18K white gold finished with a layer of black DLC

With the upper assembly turning clockwise in 10 minutes and the aventurine base holding the planets turning clockwise in 10 minutes, the Astronomia Solar never looks the same way twice

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Technical Specifications

Item Number: AS300.31.TO.AN.A

Movement: Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCAM19; Diameter: 34.55mm; Height: 16.50mm (11.70mm excluding top stone); Components: 447; Material: Titanium; Functions: Hours and Minutes; 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.

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

• Flying Tourbillon Cage in 60 seconds

• Rose Gold and Blue Lacquered Globe Rotating in 60 sec

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

Blue Topaz Jacob cut® (288 facets; ≈ 1.5cts) on top of the movement. Black titanium base with constellations rotates counter-clockwise 360 degrees in 10 minutes. Frame carrying 3 hand-painted planets.

Case: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 21mm; Material: 18K White Gold Black DLC and Sapphire; Case Back: 18K White Gold Black DLC; Case Band: Single-Piece Sapphire Crystal; Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via two bows; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m .

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

Strap & Clasp: Strap: Alligator; Clasp: 18K White Gold Black DLC Ardillon Buckle

Limited Edition: 9 pieces

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