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Jacob & Co. unveils the first exclusive novelty for Geneva Watch Week

Ahead of Geneva Watch Week, next month JACOB & CO unveils Casino Tourbillion

Life is a game

JACOB & CO newest model, Casino Tourbillion is inspired by the playfulness of Astronomia Casino

The watchmaker's newest design honors life's playful side, aptly arguing that that this joie de vivre "deserves a gamesome timepiece." Creativity and originality serve as Jacob & Co.'s motivating factors. The variety of timepieces available from Jacob & Co. demonstrates the brand's unquenchable desire to create astounding, unheard-of pieces. High-complication watches like the Astronomia Collection, the Mystery Tourbillon, the Opera Godfather, and the Twin Turbo Furious are excellent examples of this. And the new Casino timepiece collection offers a lifestyle comparable to that of the high stakes lounge at the MGM Grand or the Casino de Monte-Carlo. This rose gold-plated roulette watch with a black onyx dial is a pure manifestation of the ingenuity and upbeat spirit of Jacob & Co. Using traditional timepiece techniques,

Based in the most thorough technical paradigm, Casino features Jacob & Co.'s first-ever flying tourbillon located caseback-side, with high-end finishings and sophisticated material details. Leaving its entire expression space to a fully functional, free-spinning roulette, complete with 37 pockets and a white ball, Casino is designed for chance, hopes for luck and brings supreme exhilaration.

In 2019, Jacob & Co. launched one of the most successful versions of the Astronomia. Astronomia Casino has been manufactured in surprisingly high quantities given how specific and costly it actually is. As an integral part of the Astronomia collection, it offers a 10-minute rotating platform, a triple-axis tourbillon, a magnesium Earth globe and a spinning 288-facet, Jacob-cut diamond. Jacob & Co. has managed the design and technical feat of adding a fully working roulette to this already highly functional ensemble. The module which operates that roulette, its signature complication, has been plugged inside Jacob & Co.'s new complication timepiece Casino, thus giving it a unique personality. Casino is an expression of playfulness, the art of taking chances and incidentally, the love of gambling.

Jacob & Co. celebrates through pure lines the pure luck

The Casino case takes its inspiration from the original Roulette timepiece by Jacob & Co., the Astronomia Casino. Yet its dimensions, shape, movement and construction are entirely new and dedicated to this specific piece. The 44-mm case body is crafted out of 18K rose gold and thoroughly polished. The caseband is curved, the bezel steep and the sapphire crystal generously domed, all of which creates a single harmonious line. It's fitted with four full and wide lugs, whose shape initiates the black alligator strap curve. These angles and this elaborate construction aim at slimming down the Casino profile and make for a more comfortable and ergonomic fit with wrists of all sizes.

One of the attributes Casino shares with its forbearer the absence of a crown. Time-setting and winding are both operated with bows placed against the caseback. Seen from above, Casino is therefore as smooth as possible given the presence of an essential appendage: the Roulette pusher at 8 o'clock. The pusher itself is square and large so as to offer the best finger contact possible. To blend it with the Casino overall case profile, it's surrounded by a long, crescent-shaped crown guard.

This pusher is the heart of the Casino as it operates its signature function, elevated to the rank of an actual watchmaking complication. Casino is a genuine Roulette game. Once laid out flat on a table, it operates as a fully random game of chance. The pusher propels the wheelhead, complete with 37 pockets, 1 green, 18 red and 18 black. The mechanical construction of this movement part rests on a set of ceramic ball bearings of extremely high quality. The wheelhead spins with high speed and very little friction.

Meanwhile, a white ceramic ball bounces inside Casino. It flies throughout the lower part of the dial and flange, which is fitted with eight diamonds-shaped deflectors. Randomization is at its best and makes the Casino a true portable game, not just a testament to the wearer's love for Roulette, taking chances or any other symbol they may see in Casino.

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