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ASTRONOMIA SOLAR CONSTELLATIONS

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Celestial bodies and space exploration have long driven Jacob Arabo's creativity. In 2014, he translated his intimate passion into an ambitious timepiece concept. Astronomia is an unheard-of translation of astrophysics into watchmaking form. Astronomia Solar Constellations is a smaller, deeper and more intensely gem-oriented version of this planetary creation. The Astronomia Solar Constellations case is designed like an astronomer's observatory. A vast sapphire dome on top and a streamlined gold frame surround a single-block, full sapphire caseband. Their transparency offers a galaxy-wide view, with wrist-friendly-sized dimensions. A vibrant sun sits at the top of the movement, giving the collection its name. The rotating satellite holds three more planets. All four symbolic stellar bodies are made from Jacob-cut, 288-facet gems of intense color, showcasing the unique Jacob & Co. signature shape. The zodiac constellations are engraved on the blued titanium base underneath it all, along with seven planets made of a selection of hard stone cabochons : white granite for Mercury, rhodonite for Venus, red jasper for Mars, pietersite for Jupiter, tiger eye for Saturn (18K Rose Gold applique for the rings), blue calcite for Uranus and lapis for Neptune.

From a creative concept to design inspiration. To the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Planets spinning under a large, Jacob-cut, 288-facet sun, Astronomia Solar Constellations is literally star-struck.

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Creating a miniature, mechanical solar system required going beyond all preconceptions, innovating and breaking barriers, like space exploration. Caliber JCAM19 is one of the most advanced and complex movements in the Jacob & Co. catalog. Jacob & Co. holds patents that govern its inner workings. Caliber JCAM19 is a three-dimensional movement with a central, vertical axis. It carries four satellites. All of them rotate on their individual axis, and around the central axis. A double-axis tourbillon, an Earth globe, a rotating dial, planets made of gems spinning on themselves, its complications take on the form of planetary bodies. Orbits are defined by their speed. The rotation of Astronomia Solar Constellations' central axis impacts energy management, power reserve and most of all, the impression it leaves on the viewer. The platform’s full rotation takes 10 minutes.

One full movement rotation in 10 minutes. Rotating Jacob-cut planets. Double-axis flying tourbillon. Spinning diamond moon. Orbital dial. 48-hour power reserve. 447 components.

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Astronomia Solar Constellations blends constant motion and extreme precision. It is a choreography of celestial bodies that are actually complications, achieved by exclusive, hand-wound Caliber JCAM19.

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Astronomia Solar Constellations embraces its spectacular nature. Representing ultimate horological showmanship and an exceptional level of high jewelry expertise and craft, it comes with a visually light and more compact case. It stands out even among creative and high complication timepieces.

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ASTRONOMIA SOLAR CONSTELLATIONS

White Gold

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