Jacob & Co. Astronomia Maestro: Space Oddity

12.04.2019

Get ready for a minute repeater with carillon gongs, a triple axis tourbillon, and a tiny astronaut floating above the Milky Way inside a transparent sapphire dome.

The movement with the 4-arm system is visible from multiple angles through side apertures and a large sapphire crystal dome based on a 50-mm wide and 26-mm tall rose gold case. One of the arms belongs to the tourbillon, whose cage rotates in 60 seconds and completes a revolution over itself in 90 seconds. Other arms host the magnesium-lacquered blue globe, the hand-painted astronaut and the moon phase and date indicator, including two half-sphere Jacob-cut diamonds (one carat total) – one black and one white. All the elements rotate on themselves in 40 seconds, while the entire module covers a full revolution around the watch’s central axis in 10 minute.


When activated, the three elevated spiral gongs of the minute repeater at six o’clock position chime out the hours, quarters and minutes. Small titanium-aluminium dial with roman numerals and two blued hands occupies the centre of the module. A moon phase display rotates on its own axis in 31 days. The background is pure aventurine, making the dial look like a deep blue starry sky, with a hand-painted Milky Way and planets. The in-house manual-wound caliber JCEM06 beats at 21’600 vp/h (3Hz) frequency and has a 50-hours power reserve. The production is limited to 18 individually numbered pieces.