After unveiling the incredible $1 million Astronomia Flawless watch at SIHH earlier this year, Jacob & Co revealed another masterful creation at the Baselworld 2017 that pays tribute to our earth and its place in the solar system. Named the ‘Astronomia Solar’, the timepiece showcases all eight planets in the solar system on the dial for the first time, with the Sun at the center taking the form of a 1.5ct citrine with the 288 facets of the patented Jacob Cut. The entire system is powered by the in-house built new JCAM19 movement, which according to the watchmaker took more than two years to research and develop.
The hand-engraved Earth rotates about its own axis once every 60 seconds and completes one full revolution of the dial in 10 minutes, as do the subsidiary hour and minute dial and a one-minute flying tourbillon. What’s impressive is the fact that the movement lies in its 439 components that rotate non-stop bi-directionally – this helps move the solar system perpetually. The hand-wound movement beats at a frequency of 4Hz. The Astronomia Solar watch comes with a crocodile leather strap and 18-carat rose gold folding clasp.