The Jacob & Co. Epic X Tourbillon is a modern evolution of one of the most traditional forms of watchmaking. The open-worked, or “skeletonized” timepiece allows the movement to be visible both through the dial and the back of the watch, with as much metal removed as possible without compromising functionality. The goal of the watchmaker crafting an open-worked watch is to achieve the highest level of transparency possible; the challenging combination of visual lightness with structural integrity. Adding to the fascination on display is the tourbillon in the six o’clock position, which is also skeletonized, and the beautiful gemstones set on the case and structures of the timepiece.
Bold and distinctive Epic X case
44mm case is great to wear and supremely comfortable
High-watchmaking tourbillon movement magnificently skeletonized
The highest quality diamonds and gems set on the case and bridges
High-end finishing on the manual wind tourbillon movement
Water resistant to 30m and with a 72-hour power reserve
Anti-reflective sapphire crystals on the front and back, putting the entire movement on display
18K White Gold Bracelet with 440 Baguette Rubies
Jacob & Co. Epic X Tourbillon was one of the first watch makers to understand the power of “insane watch,” that being a mechanical watch of epic complication meant solely to wow and impress in a manner akin to the tone and content of many rap music videos. These are designed to be “ultra-luxury lifestyle” watches for people who buy new yachts when they are bored and surfing eBay on their phone while waiting for their personal bankers to exit the toilet of the yacht they are currently sitting in. The only thing about a watch like this which is meant to make sense is that it is supposed to be more impressive than what most other rich people can afford.
Jacob & Co. Epic X Tourbillon has presented the Astronomia Tourbillon in a large-diameter 18k rose gold case with a bezel and crystal made out of a single piece of sapphire crystal. This allows for a full view of the dial from all angles. Also note the lack of crown, which means that it is either on the top of the watch or more likely somewhere on the back. The mechanical movement itself represents a rather small portion of the dial by design to allow for a vastness to the case and feeling that the four “planets” have a lot of room to move around. It will more than likely be manually wound.
As an exercise in pure horological decadence, the Astronomia Tourbillon certainly hits the spot with a sinfully interesting watch whose production cost and eventual retail price is probably equally awesome. We at aBlogtoWatch love this stuff because it makes owning a simple timepiece all that much more interesting. We can look at our rudimentary “classic” watches and imagine that somewhere out there, someone may be wearing an Astronomia Tourbillon and be reading the exact same hour of the day but with so much more panache.