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ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON BAGUETTE

White Gold, Baguette Blue Sapphires

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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 Tourbillon Baguette is an unheard-of translation of astrophysics into watchmaking form. It is a wrist-sized model of a planetary system and its constant motion. The Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette case is designed like an astronomer's observatory. A vast sapphire dome on top and sapphire panels on the caseband open a galaxy-wide view. The aventurine base plate shines like a starry sky at night. A diamond-made moon and a blue lacquer earth come alive with the combination of design and horology.. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is pure movement, at a level of complexity and beauty that makes it unique. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is its high jewelry version, invisibly-set with baguette-cut gems. Developing a high complication timepiece that has no equivalent is one of Jacob & Co.’s signature skills. Making a high jewelry version of it is another. Adding hundreds of exquisite, baguette-cut gems to a 300+ component watch is built in Jacob & Co.’s culture.

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. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is teleported in a new dimension by the lavish use of baguette-cut gems.

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Creating a miniature, mechanical solar system required going beyond all preconceptions, innovating and breaking barriers, like space exploration. Caliber JCAM10 is one of the most advanced and complex movements in the Jacob & Co. catalog. Jacob & Co. holds x patents that govern its inner workings. Caliber JCAM10 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 triple-axis tourbillon, a diamond moon, an Earth globe, a rotating dial, its complications take on the form of planetary bodies. Orbits are defined by their speed. The rotation of Astronomia’s central axis impacts energy management, power reserve and most of all, the impression Astronomia leaves on the viewer. The platform’s full rotation takes 20 minutes. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette's case and bottom dial are dedicated to the showcasing of Jacob & Co.s gem-setting skills. It takes the best hands, the best gems and the best know-how to set a Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette. The lugs are covered with 80 gems and the bottom dial with anywhere between 257 and 281 top-tier more gems. Each one is baguette-cut and prepared for the invisible setting. The precious stones selection and setting process devised by Jacob & Co. is extremely demanding. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in high jewelry, it results in a perfectly smooth, seamless surface of gleaming gems.

Invisibly-set with 355 white baguette-cut diamonds (15.89 ct.) One full movement rotation in 20 minutes. Triple-axis flying tourbillon. Spinning diamond moon. Spinning earth. Orbital dial. 60-hour power reserve. 365 components.

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Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette blends constant motion and extreme precision. It is a choreography of celestial bodies that are actually complications, achieved by exclusive, hand-wound Caliber JCAM10.

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Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette embraces its spectacular nature. Representing ultimate horological showmanship and impeccable technique, it comes with an assertive case and exuberant craft. It stands out even among creative and high complication timepieces. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette is a statement piece.

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ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON BAGUETTE

White Gold, Baguette Blue Sapphires

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