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Jacob & Co. Astronomia Revolution

On the occasion of the Geneva watch week of March, Jacob & Co presents a true star of contemporary watchmaking

Looking ever deeper in space, Astronomia is shaking up contemporary watchmaking with radical performance: Astronomia Revolution reaches terminal velocity and revolves around its own axis in one minute. Housed in a sculptural, 47 mm case made of sapphire and gold, Astronomia Revolution is powered by an all-new movement, designed to deliver high speed, high accuracy and high entertainment efficiency.

Caliber JCAM48B spins in 60 seconds, bearing a double-axis flying tourbillon, with a third axis which is the movement itself. Mastering this speed requires a patented, innovative constant force device, harnessing the massive energy generated by Astronomia Revolution. 

This bright star of contemporary watchmaking reflects both light and Jacob & Co.'s unique sense of narration. Underneath the revolving satellite carriage lies a curved, red gold, 18-mirror array inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope. Astronomia Revolution also shows the second thanks to a space-probe-like spinning arrow with a ruby head. Warp speed, massive energy, light distortion and sky-high chronometry: Astronomia may well have evolved to its peak iteration yet.

Astronomia Revolution

Astronomia Revolution © Jacob & Co.

“Inspired by the impossible” – Jacob & Co.'s mission statement remains as true as ever. Since its creation, the Astronomia concept has been evolving, technically but also through space and time, fueled by Jacob & Co.’s sense of creativity and unencumbered by any limitations. Astronomia Revolution one-ups the original Astronomia, reaching its most technical and advanced stage. Three arms, each one bearing an advanced function, revolve smoothly around a central axis at an astounding speed. Astronomia started at one revolution every 20 minutes. Then Astronomia Solar cut it down to 10. Yet another innovation took that to 5 minutes. Astronomia Revolution breaks all records with 1 minute per rotation. 

“We've been grooming the Astronomia movement for eight years now, says CEO Benjamin Arabov. It started at the already incredible speed (at the time) of one revolution every 20 minutes. It is unique, unheard of, and not just an evolution of Astronomia. This piece has been reworked from the ground up. It required revolutionary mechanics, inventions and what we at Jacob & Co. are driven by. Astronomia Revolution is “Inspired by the Impossible”, and we made it possible.”

Astronomia Revolution is a limited edition of 18 pieces, of which six are crafted in rose gold, six in white gold and six in white gold with black DLC surface treatment. The case measures 47 mm in diameter for a total height of 27 mm, a generous heft dictated entirely by the requirements of the caliber – JCAM48B – and its functionalities. 


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