Jacob & Co. expands upon its signature Astronomia Tourbillon collection with the launch of a customizable, casino-inspired model, the Astronomia Gambler.
Unveiled at the Baselworld International Watch and Jewellery Fair in March 2018, this grand complication timepiece also encapsulates a miniature roulette wheel beneath the watch’s sapphire crystal dome case. The dial of the Astronomia Gambler features all 37 squares of a roulette wheel, numbered from 0-36, in a spectacular array of green, red, and black enamel with mahogany inlays.
Creating a genuine casino experience, the owner of an Astronomia Gambler is given the opportunity to select his/her lucky number amongst the 37 squares. Jacob & Co.’s master craftsmen then place a mother of pearl insert on the chosen number slot. The Astronomia’s signature movement is set in motion by the automatic manufacture JCAA06 caliber whose rotor is none other than the roulette’s wheel.
Once the timepiece has been personalized, all that is left for the wearer to do is contemplate the roulette’s endless spinning, offering a reminder that life is a game of chance, and that one should try one’s luck until success is found. The Astronomia Gambler demonstrates Jacob & Co.’s unique ability to blend the highest level of the horological arts with bold, and playful design. The limited edition model offers only 18 pieces, each individually numbered.
This cutting-edge timepiece boasts not only an intricate and eye-catching design, but also a gravitational triple axis tourbillon; a staple within Jacob & Co.’s Astronomia collection. Although initially designed to counteract the effects of terrestrial gravitation on the caliber’s mobile components, the system gains in effectiveness by rotating on three axes: the cage housing the escapement goes around the balance wheel axis in 60 seconds and completes a revolution over itself in 2.5 minutes while the entire tourbillon covers a full cycle around the watch’s central axis in 10 minutes.
Regarding the timekeeping function, the timepiece boasts an off-center dial with the hours and minutes clearly legible in large-size Roman numerals and blue hand that stand out against the colorful backdrop.
Like the other versions in the collection, the Astronomia Gambler also houses an eye catching cosmic world under the glass dome where a lacquered magnesium terrestrial globe and an exceptional 288-facet Jacob-cut diamond, revolving around the dial in 10 minutes and over its axis in 30 seconds. The patented Jacob-cut diamond and magnesium blue lacquered globe adorn the roulette inspired timepiece like good luck charms.
Model: Astronomia Gambler
Limited Edition: 18 Pieces
Caliber: Exclusive Jacob & Co. Automatic Winding JCAA06
Diameter: 41.45mm; Height: 18.30mm; Components: 525
Functions: Hours and Minutes
System: Vertical Movement with 4 Arms, Full Revolution in 10 min around a
• Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon, 1st Cage rotating in 60 sec and 2nd Cage in 2.5 min
• 1 Carat Exclusive Jacob cut® Diamond: 288 Facets, rotating on itself in 30 sec
• Magnesium Blue Lacquered Globe, rotating on itself in 30 sec
• Hours and Minutes Dial, Patented Differential Gears System℗ allows to keep the 12/6 O’clock position
Power Reserve: 60-Hours
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz)
Finishing: Plate and Bridges: Hand Angled and Polished, Flank Draw, Circular Graining, Polished Sink; HandPolished Screws; Barrel: Circular Graining; Pinions: Conical Pinions, 4 Mechanical Ball Bearing Devices; Flat
Diameter: 50mm; Height: 25mm
Material: 18K Rose Gold; Sapphire Apertures on Sides
Case Back: 18K Rose Gold
Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via 18K Rose Gold lift-out rotating “bows” at case back
Front Case: Enamel, Marquetry and Rose Gold Roulette Dial; White Mother of Pearl Ball
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 30m
Titanium, Hand Polished and Angled
Hands: Blue Finish
Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Folding Buckle