Luxury watches are not just about telling the time anymore. A case in point, acclaimed timepiece and diamond jewelry house Jacob & Co.’s Astronomia Casino, which features a fully-operational miniature roulette wheel beneath the watch’s sapphire crystal dome case. The Astronomia Casino’s wheel, rendered in a spectacular array of green, red, and black enamel with mahogany inlays, is set in motion by a button at the eight o’clock position (which also winds the power reserve for the animation).
This exceptional timepiece, the latest in Jacob & Co.’s signature Astronomia collection of celestial-themed timepieces, can be personalized with a mother of pearl insert placed by Jacob & Co. craftsmen on the owner’s lucky number.
ROULETTE TABLE ANIMATION
Never before has there been a grand complication timepiece with a roulette wheel that spins, allowing owners to play their favorite game of chance at any time. Though the Astronomia Casino is simple to use and enjoy, the technical solutions to actually make it work seamlessly took more than a year of development time.
Separated from the movement by a sapphire crystal, the ceramic ball can bounce with abandon with no danger of impacting the functioning of the timepiece.