Jacob & Co. is responsible for some of the most outrageous, boldest, and indeed priciest, watches that you can buy today. Their newest model, the Astronomia Solar watch, has an 18k rose gold case which is used to form a rough outline and the spaces in between are filled with sapphire to give owners an unobstructed view of the movement within.
Water resistance is just 30m, which is understandable for a watch of its complexity. Moving on, one thing some might notice is that there is no visible crown. Well, setting the time and winding the movement is actually done using two fold-out 18k rose gold “bows” on the case back. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to take photos of the case back but it is similar to the system you’ll find in some previous Astronomia iterations.
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