Hands-On with the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon

By Su Jia Xian

Equipped with impressively constructed movement that rises upwards and outwards, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia is a double axis tourbillon, a complicated watch with a brash dose of showmanship. Here’s a look at the timepiece, with original photos and pricing.

Jacob & Co. is best known for its ostentatious, bejewelled timepieces beloved by musicians and sportsmen. The Astronomia, in contrast, is an entirely different kind of watch. It’s an orbital, double axis tourbillon combined with an orbital time display, powered by a movement rendered in three-dimensions that rises up from the baseplate.

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