Luxury watches no longer just tell the time. A good example, Astronomia Casino.
Astronomia Casino features a fully operational miniature roulette wheel beneath the watch's sapphire crystal top case. The wheels of the watch are presented in a spectacular array of green, red and black enamel, inlaid with mahogany, and are started by a pusher at 8 o’clock (which also winds the movement).
This extraordinary timepiece is the latest in Jacob & Co.'s collection of astronomy-themed timepieces and can be personalized with a mother-of-pearl inlay placed by Jacob & Co. artisans on the owner's lucky number.
Never before has there been a large complication timepiece with a rotatable roulette wheel, allowing owners to play their favorite game of chance whenever they want. While Astronomia Casino is easy to use and enjoy, the technical solution to actually make it work seamlessly took over a year of development.
At the heart of Astronomia Casino is Jacob & Co. renowned for their exceptional watchmaking. The double-axis tourbillon counteracts the effects of gravity on the moving parts of the movement, the tourbillon cage rotates in 60 seconds and completes a full revolution in 2.5 minutes, while the entire tourbillon completes a full rotation around the central axis of the watch in 10 minutes lock up. The 1-carat, 288-faceted Jacob Cut® diamond and magnesium-lacquered blue globe spin on its own in 30 seconds and move around the dial with the tourbillon and time display in 10 minutes. Jacob & Co.'s patented differential gear system keeps the time display at the 12/6 o'clock position wherever it turns.
Astronomia Casino is the perfect timepiece for those few who don’t follow chance, but control their luck and take control of their wealth.