Surprise or not, the Astronomia watch collection has been a big hit for Jacob & Co. high quality fake watches UK, whose prime ambitions as a watch maker are to wow and tantalize luxury consumers who think they have seen it all. There are currently six versions of the “spacey” Astronomia watch on the Jacob & Co. website, with a few versions that are “unlisted,” as well as some new ones coming up soon at Baselworld 2017. For now, I’d like to return to Baselworld 2016 when I got to play with these two Astronomia watches which are the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Black and the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Clarity Baguette. As practical as I am, I have to admit that playing with $500,000-plus watches rarely gets old, especially when Mr. Jacob Arabo has anything to do with them. I liked these new Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon watches so much we included them in our round-up of top 10 existing watch updates at Baselworld 2016.
Baselworld 2016 saw no fewer than three new Jacob & Co. Astronomia copy watches. We last went hands-on with the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky, which debuted a smaller case and more complications for a cool $680,000. The “most affordable” of the then new Astronomia watches was actually the Astronomia Black, which offers a darker, space-like look in a black DLC-coated 18ct white gold case. It still costs more than half a million dollars.
What Mr. Jacob the Jeweler implicitly understands is the art of showmanship in luxury watch presentation. He knows that if you want something conservative you’ll get an item along the lines of a Patek Phillipe or A. Lange & Sohne. He isn’t trying (at all) to compete with brands like that. He is tailoring products to people who seek to be open-minded and fresh in the way they enjoy their love of ambitious mechanical creations. Accordingly, Jacob & Co. makes watches and jewelry for clients who like to promote their taste, status, and aesthetic confidence in a more brazen visual manner. It would be wrong to judge this as either good or bad, as it is merely a matter of taste.
As someone who can’t afford such luxury replica Jacob & Co. watches, I don’t know what I would do as a consumer. As a watch critic, however, I applaud the novelty of concept and execution of technique that you find in something like the Jacob & Co. Astronomia watch collection. Lovingly crafted and conceived, there are fewer contemporary watches with as much of a mixture of boldness and elegance as the Astronomia Tourbillon.
A true magician can show you nearly all of its trick, and you still have no idea how it works. The same can be said for the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton fake watches. It makes this Cartier even more transparent than ever before, but you will be hard pressed to find out how it works exactly, even when you are up close and personal with it.
The fun with the original Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour was in part that you had no idea how it worked. Two hands that seemed to float into the air gave the correct time, and while many knew that they were connected to sapphire discs and that those discs were connected to the movement, the actual way that this was achieved remained a mystery. The skeleton version ups the fun, as you can now see the whole movement tucked away under their bridges at the side of the asymmetrical movement. While you can identify the regulating organs and most of the gear train, how they are actually connected to the sapphire discs that hold the hands still remains a mystery, tucked away under the skeletonized bridges. Quite honestly that only increases the fun, rather than taking away from it.
The Rotonde seems to be the perfect case to house this complication. Among Cartier’s collection, it is the most neutral case, as being round and fairly straight forward in design for a brand that made its name mainly with square, rectangle and even crashed cases. This puts all eyes on the complication, although it can never be mistaken for anything else but a Cartier, as the skeletonized Roman numerals ensure that. This way of creating a skeleton watch has become somewhat of a Cartier hallmark, as well as a collector’s favorite. Visually it is very pleasing, and it gives the watch a more modern look than most skeleton watches while it continues to have a strong relation to the original DNA of Cartier.
That the Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton is meant, like most of La Maison’s watches, for everyday wear is evident from its proportions. The diameter of the Rotonde case is 42mm, which offers a nice canvas for the complication to be shown off, while comfortably enough to wear on a daily basis. The movement itself is rather light, but the Palladium out of which the case is made adds some nice weight to the watch. Cartier kept the thickness of the watch down to 11.9mm, so it can even fit under the cuff of a shirt.
While Cartier mystery series replica watches UK where a modest trend in the 1950’s, today they have been almost completely forgotten, yet the attraction of them is timeless. The fact that Cartier can go so far as to make a skeleton version of a mystery watch without showing how the act really works might spark a renaissance for this type of watches.