Few movies, if any, can live up to the status that The Godfather has achieved. This 1972 blockbuster, featuring Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone, also features one of the most memorable theme songs in history. It was written by Italian composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota, and its first few notes are enough to be recognized by people around the world. For Jacob & Co, the movie, but especially the music, was the inspiration for the creation of an exceptional watch.
Why do brands include more than one tourbillon to a watch movement? The primary answer to that question is because it makes the watch more accurate. Originally developed to limit/eliminate the influence of gravity, the tourbillon is still the most efficient in a pocket watch, because that remains mostly in the same position. Their effectiveness in wrist watches is limited, but two (or more) is always better, as a differential can take the average rate of the tourbillons and combine them into a single output, which will, by the law of averages be more precise. These are some of our favorite watches with double tourbillons!
Usually, complicated watches come with equally complicated names. Jacob & Co, however, keeps it clean, crisp and simply with the Twin Turbo. A very appropriate name by the way, because the watch features indeed two major complications, and does so in a very expressive style.
American jewellery house Jacob & Co has unveiled its newest Astronomia Flawless watch. The timepiece is based on the unmistakable Astronomia Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon watch and is fitted with sun, moon, Earth globes and intricate movement that are visible from all sides through a monobloc sapphire case. The flamboyant watch features a sapphire barrel bridge in the movement, a blue sapphire dial and a sapphire buckle on the blue strap.
The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands.
Jacob & Co.’s Astronomia Sky takes the triple axis tourbillon even farther.