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ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON

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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 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 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 is pure movement, at a level of complexity and beauty that makes it unique.

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. Shaped like an observation deck. Powered by an impressive caliber. Astronomia Tourbillon is high watchmaking showmanship.

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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. 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.

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 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 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 is a statement piece.

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ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON

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