Clearly, this watch is a long way from regular standards, regarding style and extents. Plainly, it isn’t intended for the general population – whether we talk about plan or retail cost. Obviously, it isn’t the normal vision of an exemplary watch. However, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is a serious watch, particularly from a specialized perspective. It is strong yet precisely interesting. This year, Jacob & Co. discloses an extraordinary new form of its super complicated piece, the Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus.
Unveiled in 2014, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia is an excessive, super complicated watch arranging a lovely delivering of the divine world. Each component is in constant movement, all heavily influenced by a triple-pivot tourbillon controller. The most recent interpretation of this epic complication transports us to the impressive universe of Jules Verne, some place in the middle “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” (and its goliath Octopus) and “From the Earth to the Moon”.
The Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus is worked around a 3D octopus extending its limbs over the development, which thusly pivots on a focal hub, at regular intervals. Four planetary signs on four arms balance the development: The hours and minutes sign; the triple-pivot tourbillon managing the development; a globe turning at regular intervals on two tomahawks; and a round jewel, likewise turning like clockwork on two axes.
Beyond the complexity of the triple-hub tourbillon and the other turning planetary components, one of the critical difficulties of a particularly eager development is the means by which to deal with the energy to control the activity. Given its tremendous measurements, the dormancy and equilibrium of the development should be managed with.
The development shows fastidious craftsmanship. All the parts are hand-cleaned and hand-chamfered, and the barrel connect is produced using sapphire. Molded out of titanium, the spotted octopus weighs simply 2.90g and is engraved, painted and lacquered by hand. The Earth is a magnesium-lacquered globe pivoting like clockwork on two tomahawks. The round 1-carat jewel is a restrictive Jacob & Co. cut exuding light from its 288 facets.
This mechanical microcosm is ensured under an amazing, profoundly domed sapphire precious stone with against intelligent coating. An authentic specialized accomplishment, the case is formed out of pink gold and highlights a few sapphire gem windows permitting you to see the complicated development from all points. Estimating 50mm in width and over 25mm thick, it includes no noticeable crown. The development is wound and set through two overlay out crowns at the back of the watch.
The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus is collaborated with a croc lash got on a collapsing clasp. A speedy delivery spring bar framework permits you to change the watch lash easily.
As you can envision, this astounding watch says something on the wrist with its solid character and curiously large measurements. Be that as it may, there is considerably more than just “take a gander at-me” wrist presence… From a specialized viewpoint, this standout watch is absolutely great and an authentic piece of fine horology. A novel piece with an unconfessable sticker price – all things considered, it has a cost, at CHF 880,000. More on www.jacobandco.com .