Wednesday, March 23, 2016

JACOB & CO. – ASTRONOMIA Clarity Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon

















JACOB & CO. ASTRONOMIA Clarity Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon Limited Edition NEW


Set to debut at Baselworld 2016, the Astronomia Clarity offers a sapphire case variation of Jacob & Co.’s iconic manufacturing movement, the Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon.

Astronomia Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon – the Master Stroke

While all traditional watch movements are engineered horizontally, Jacob & Co. revolutionized the watchmaking industry in 2014 by presenting the Astronomia Grand Complication, the first vertically built Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon

This impressive tridimensional movement captures the heart of watch-lovers through a mesmerizing ballet of the four satellites in constant motion:
1st satellite: Gravitational tourbillon cage rotating on 3 axes:
  •  1st Axis - 60 seconds,
  •  2nd Axis - 5 minutes,
  •  3rd Axis - central axis in 20 minutes
2nd satellite: Hours, minutes dial rotating in 20 minutes on the central axis, equipped with a patented differential gears system;
3rd satellite: 288 faceted “Jacob-cut” spherical diamond rotating in 60 seconds on itself and in 20 minutes;
4th satellite: Magnesium globe hand-painted rotating in 60 seconds on itself and in 20 minutes.

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The exploration of the Astronomia cosmos

To enhance the delicately crafted and massively engineered Astronomia tridimensional movement, Jacob & Co. took on an ambitious initiative and developed a sapphire Clarity case.

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The sapphire of the Astronomia Clarity is crystalized using the Kyropoulos method to reach the highest level
of purity possible. Extreme care was taken and unique tools were specially developed to shape the sapphire.
Indeed, only a diamond tool is capable of sculpting the Astronomia Clarity sapphire case and barrel bridge. The
finest craftsmen were employed to finish the 16.9° beveled edge and to polish the internal cones, which requires
a minimum of 30 hours to complete.

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The Clarity

This special Astronomia collection wears the name: “Clarity,“ as in the state or quality of being clear and transparent to the eye. Completed with a double anti-reflective treatment, the dome shaped crystal top, back and barrel bridge play with the highest level of transparency, offering a 360° panorama of the Gravitational Astronomia movement.

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The development of the Astronomia Clarity was started 15 months ago and will be presented at Baselworld in 2
versions: a rose gold, and a white gold set with baguette diamonds.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Collection: Grand complication
Model: ASTRONOMIA Clarity 

Reference: 750.120.40.AD.SD.1NS 18K Rose Gold 
Reference: 750.820.30.BD.SB.1BD 18K White Gold

Movement:
Exclusive Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM12;
Diameter: 40mm;
Height: 17.15mm;  
Components: 365;
Material: Titanium;
Sapphire Barrel Bridge;
Jewels: 42;
System: Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon;
Finishing
Plate and Bridges: Hand Angled and Polished,
Flank Draw, Circular Graining, Polished Sink, One Sapphire Bridge; Polished Screws;
Barrel: Circular Graining;
Pinions: Conical Pinions; 4 Mechanical Ball Bearing Devices; Flat Balance Spring.
Power Reserve: 60-Hours;
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz).
Functions:
Hours, Minutes Dial Rotating in 20 min on the Central Axis,
Patented Differential Gears System;
Spherical 288 Facets “Jacob Cut” 1. White Diamond,
Weight: 1 carat; 2. Blue Sapphire,
Weight: 1 carat; rotating in 60 sec on 2 axes Magnesium Lacquered Globe Rotating in 60sec on 2 axes;

Gravitational Tourbillon Cage Rotating on 3 axes:
  • 1st Axis: in 60sec,
  • 2nd Axis: in 5min,
  • 3rd Axis: Central Axe in 20min
Case:
Diameter:50mm;  
Thickness: 25.45mm;
Material:
  • 1. 18K Rose Gold 
  • 2. 18K White Gold;
Sapphire with Double Anti-reflective Treatment;
Case Back: Sapphire with Double Anti-reflective Treatment
  • 1. Gold Metallisation;
  • 2. Silver Metallisation;
Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via
  • 1. 18K Rose Gold
  • 2. 18K White Gold;
Lugs: 80 Baguette White Diamonds Invisibly Set (≈ 6.10 ct.);
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment. 
Dial and Hands:
Titanium Dial, Polished and Angled, Lacquered Indexes;
Hands: Hand Finished Blue.
Strap & Clasp:
Alligator; Clasp:
  • 1. 18K Rose Gold
  • 2. 18K White Gold Folding Buckle.
Total Carat Weight: 2.80 Baguette White Diamonds (≈ 6.10 ct.).
Remarks: Water resistant to 30m (ISO 2281); 2-year warranty.

Limited Edition: 9 pieces; Individually Numbered Pieces.


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