When the Astronomia Tourbillon was introduced in 2014, the re-invention of the tourbillon in a vertical orientation and the constant turning of its four satellites garnered most of the attention.
What led to the development of the Astronomia Art Collection, however, is the incredible sapphire crystal and precious metal case, which puts everything on display.
So, the idea was to develop special works of art to put inside the Astronomia Tourbillon, using its massive sapphire crystal case as a gallery, while still showcasing the incredible Astronomia tourbillon movement. The brand started with dragons, octopi, spiders, horses and more. Incredibly successful, Jacob & Co. has expanded the Astronomia Tourbillon Art Collection every year since.
Not many watchmakers would put everything on display, but Jacob & Co. does with the Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity White Gold Dragon. The top, sides, and caseback are pure sapphire crystal, making it possible to see every detail of the high-watchmaking vertical double-axis tourbillon and the incredible 3-D hand-engraved 18K white gold sculpture of a fearsome dragon.