The Astronomia series of Jacob & Co has been one of the most mind-bending watch models of the 21st century. Throughout the years, Jacob &Co has released several unique timepieces inspired by various well-known bits and pieces, such as the Oil-Pump watch inspired by the Oil mining, the Opera God Father Watch inspired by the movie God-Father, The Casino watch inspired by the spinning roulette of a casino and so forth. This time Jacob & Co took another step forward by releasing their Astronomia Solar Bitcoin, a watch inspired by the Universe of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
When taking a closer look at the watch, we can observe some tiny details which narrate the story behind bitcoin. Like most Astronomia models, this watch contains an Earth made out of Gold in the center, Sun made out of yellow sapphire, and a moon made out of a 1-carat diamond. The base of the watch where the movements are placed has a pattern crafted with Gold which replicates the design of a circuit board in an integrated circuit or a microchip. This symbolizes the technological infrastructure such as microchips and ICs, which is the backbone of cryptocurrency.
Not only that, key terms associated with cryptocurrencies, such as Peer to Peer, Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Decentralized Digital currency, are engraved on the watch. This watch has a vertically placed bitcoin logo that rotates around itself every 60 seconds. The watch’s dial is built in the shape of a motherboard fan, representing the fans of the GPUs used in Bitcoin mining.
This watch is equipped with a flying one-minute Tourbillon and a power reserve of 48 hours. The caliber utilized in the watch is Jacob & Co’s Exclusive JCAM19 caliber.
The watch’s case is made out of Black Titanium coated with DLC to prevent scratching and wear. The watch’s crystal is made of a unique domed Sapphire with double Anti-Reflective Treatment. The Astronomia Solar Bitcoin is a limited edition model with only 25 pieces manufactured of its kind.