Jacob & Co. Astronomical clarity spider tourbillon, shocking disposable clock
Launched by Astronomers in 2015, its mission is to create a tiny, movable universe that can be worn on the wrist. Each piece in the series stands out like a canvas, showing infinite creativity and the most surprising combination of elements. The same elements, whether it is a tiny dragon, a colorful octopus, or even a lifelike tarantula, show that all the perfect work done by Jacobs & Co. is not taken very seriously.
Enter the Astronomia Spider Tourbillon, this is a one-time luxury watch that is bound to make anyone stand out. The sapphire dome is wrapped in a glass sapphire dome that doubles the case, and it seems to have trapped all the moving elements controlled by the three-axis tourbillon regulator in a death trap.
“Although it looks so real, we actually made the structure of this octopod monster made of titanium. It was an external skeleton made of platinum, and then we processed it with black physical vapor deposition. Finally, the tarantula Our “coat” is made of duck feathers that are carefully embroidered with silk threads.” Jacobs talked about the creative process behind the spider in the clock when it was released.
Indeed, you can hardly find any clues, even in high-resolution photos, the spider is not real-until you see its eyes. Building this tarantula and bringing it to life has attracted enough attention, even if there is no surprise, there will be no results.
Although the giant spider in the best replica watches looks like a useless or even stupid exercise on Haute Horlogerie, it does not help. Every space inside the box has been used. The internal JCAM24 caliber is no less than 367 components, and putting the spider web inside is a challenge in itself. “There is no doubt that there is no other movement in the haute horology industry that can overcome challenges like the astronomical spider, that’s for sure!” said the watchmaker.
Like all other astronomical clocks, every element inside is in motion, carefully choreographed and dancing in sync. There is a sphere that can reflect light from all angles, and for this purpose a Jacob-Cut with 288 faces is created. The sphere rotates around its axis for 30 seconds, and rotates around the sapphire crystal back cover. There is also a blue magnesium globe, which rotates every 30 seconds, but never leaves the deadly embrace of the spider. Then there is the four-arm platform, which rotates every 10 minutes.
The 18-carat white gold lugs are further inlaid with 80 baguette-cut diamonds, adding a sense of luxury to the original excellent work. The white gold buckle on the black alligator leather strap is also set with baguette-cut diamonds. The 50mm case is large, but the lugs allow it to sit comfortably even on a slimmer wrist.jacob and co twin turbo for sale
The case has no crown. However, there are two buttons on the back of the watch and a recessed hinged label, which allows the wearer to set the time and wind the watch separately.
The astronomical spider has a 60-hour power reserve and is waterproof up to 30 meters. Going deeper, the tarantula drowned.
Again, just like other astronomical works, the readability of the watch is sacrificed for storytelling. Jacobs & Co.‘s purpose is to render the universe poetically through this series, and to add so many elements to each work, it voluntarily gave up the idea of their clarity and legibility. The Clarity Spider is no exception: there are so many things happening inside the case that it almost makes people forget that this piece also means passing the time.