Jacob & Co. Astronomical Flawless Dilong
Astronomia Flawless Dragon subtly merges the complex worlds of fine watchmaking and art.
Jacob & Co. presents the astronomically flawless Dilong the world has never seen. “This is a masterpiece of the Astronomical Collection,” said Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co. “I’ve always loved Ilona Andrews’ famous quote, ‘If the sky can dream, it will dream of dragons.’ I’ve always dreamed of building the ultimate dragon with the Astronomia Flawless case to show, and we’ve done it.”
The new Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon features a hand-engraved, hand-painted dragon snaking around the imposing Astronomia double-axis tourbillon movement. In a sense, when you look at the Astronomical Flawless Dilong, you don’t know where to look. The incredible dragon is mesmerizing, as is the spinning and spinning tourbillon, the spinning hand-painted magnesium ball and the spinning 288 faceted Jacob-cut diamonds. In fact, the beauty of the handcrafted dragon, with all its incredible detail, is reflected in the facets of the diamond as it turns.
The Astronomia Flawless’s 360-degree sapphire crystal case is an engineering feat in itself, as the entire case is made of crystal clear sapphire, putting the entire movement and dragon sculpture on display for all to see. All in all, the making of the Flawless case requires Nearly 1,000 hours of extra work. Replica Watches Store
“The finishing touch”
“The finishing touch” is a Chinese phrase meaning the finishing touch, emphasizing the attention to detail in creating the 18k rose gold Royal Dragon sculpture.
After nearly three months of uninterrupted work, the sculptor painstakingly created and cast the solid 18K rose gold dragon, and then polished it to complete the sculpture. A dragon is actually four parts—a head, body, tail, and water below—that must then fit together seamlessly. This is no easy task, as the golden dragon is very heavy, the screws that hold it together are small, and care must be taken not to damage the surface of the dragon when assembling.
The dragon then turned to the painter, who completed all the little details of the scales on the dragon’s body, the teeth, the tongue, and yes, the eyes. As a result, the carvings are ingenious, leaving enough golden light to make the emperor dragon come to life.
In China, the dragon is reserved for the emperor and represents power, prosperity, love and enthusiasm, and good luck. In fact, these fabled rulers were called “Son of the Dragon”. For many emperors, the dragon they used was often holding a pearl. In this case, the dragon represents authority and the pearl represents wisdom. In “The Astronomical Flawless Emperor Dragon,” the dragon holds a magnesia-blue lacquered sphere in one claw and a pearl (actually a pearl-painted 18K rose gold ball) in the other, which doubles as a fixed point Sculpture inside a one-piece sapphire crystal case. Jacob & Co. Astronomical Flawless
The dragon is red because it is the most auspicious color and represents royalty and imperial power. Emperors often wore red, the doors of the court were painted red, and they always wrote their decrees in red ink. So, the red color of the Emperor Dragon is completely reasonable.
Never before has a timepiece combined haute horlogerie with fine art and the Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon. The Flawless case is the perfect gallery to showcase this unique sculpture – so you can view it anytime, rather than locked in some dusty museum.
The dragon wraps the Haute Horlogerie Astronomia movement, muscular and dynamic. The dragon’s body undulates around the watch like the Great Wall of China, protecting the movement from any damage that might occur.
Worn on the wrist is the one-of-a-kind Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon, a highly complex timepiece with fine art sculptures on display inside. The Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon is a stunning piece that fits perfectly with replica Jacob & Co.‘s motto “Inspired by the Impossible”.