Jacob & Co. put 444 components on two rotating platforms housing many callbacks to the Bitcoin ecosystem for a limited-edition collection of 25 pieces.
Jacob & Co., a luxury U.S.-based watchmaker, has released the Astronomia Solar Bitcoin, a luxury watch based on bitcoin, per the company’s announcement.
The luxury watch, keeping with the economic principles of scarcity associated with bitcoin, is a limited-edition run of 25 pieces.
The clock face rotates on a flying tourbillon which is a 224-year-old mechanism using an open, black, titanium cage which nestles in multiple components paying homage to the Bitcoin ecosystem. The tourbillon rotates in 10-minute intervals.
The clock dial resembles the motherboard typically found in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), the machines used to mine bitcoin. Additionally, the hands of the clock are plated with 18K rose gold.
Furthermore, the watch houses a Bitcoin logo, a yellow sapphire sun, a one-carat diamond-shaped moon, and a golden earth symbolizing hyperbitcoinization. In addition, there is a miniature rocketship painted black pointing towards the moon and the Bitcoin sign.
All of these symbols rotate atop the main plate which is designed after a microchip which rotates counterclockwise under a single-piece sapphire crystal window, allowing for a transparent, (or “open-source”) viewing of the components.
In total, the Astronomia Solar Bitcoin luxury watch has embedded 444 components atop two rotating platforms for a unique display.
“All these symbols tell the story of the advent of the first cryptocurrency, from abstraction to reality, from outlier to a mainstay of the financial system,” reads the company’s announcement.
Jacob & Co. joins other luxury watchmaker brands in the Bitcoin ecosystem such as Hublot, Breitling, and Tag Heuer. However, Jacob & Co. is, so far, the only one to make a Bitcoin inspired watch as the other watchmakers have so far made the decision to only accept bitcoin as payment.