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The new $690,000 @JacobandCo #AstronomiaSky displays extravagant #horological complication at its finest. #watches

The new $690,000 @JacobandCo #AstronomiaSky displays extravagant #horological complication at its finest. #watches

The Astronomia Sky builds on its predecessor’s daring nature. Truly appreciating the latest timepiece from Jacob & Co. (212.719.5887, jacobandco.com ) starts with understanding its antecedent. “After the first version [Astronomia], we really wanted to connect the watch with the stars,” explains Luca Soprana, the watch-development specialist behind the creation that Jacob & Co. unveiled in 2014. That extravagantly complicated timepiece features a time display and a tourbillon, as well as representations of the Earth and moon that rotate on spokes around a central axis—all visible beneath an expansive sapphire dome. The watch bucked a trend toward conservatism in new timepieces, and while it drew admirers within the Swiss watchmaking establishment, it also encountered some skeptics. Jacob & Co. has silenced much of the criticism with its new Astronomia Sky (about $690,000). ...

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