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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus... Extravagant But Mechanically Fascinating

Unveiled in 2014, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia is an extravagant, uber-complicated timepiece staging a poetic rendering of the celestial world. Every element is in constant motion, all under the control of a triple-axis tourbillon regulator. The latest take on this epic complication transports us to the fabulous world of Jules Verne, somewhere in between “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea” (and its giant Octopus) and “From the Earth to the Moon”.

The Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus is built around a 3D octopus stretching its tentacles over the movement, which in turn rotates on a central axis, every 10 minutes. Four planetary indications on four arms balance the movement: The hours and minutes indication; the triple-axis tourbillon regulating the movement; a globe rotating every 60 seconds on two axes; and a round diamond, also rotating every 60 seconds on two axes.

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The movement displays meticulous craftsmanship. All the parts are hand-polished and hand-chamfered, and the barrel bridge is made from sapphire. Fashioned out of titanium, the spotted octopus weighs just 2.90g and is engraved, painted and lacquered by hand. The Earth is a magnesium-lacquered globe rotating every 60 seconds on two axes. The spherical 1-carat diamond is an exclusive Jacob & Co. cut emanating light from its 288 facets.



https://monochrome-watches.com/jacob-and-co-astronomia-tourbillon-clarity-octopus-hands-on-price/




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