High complication watchmaker and jeweller Jacob & Co. has been collaborating with supercar manufacturer Bugatti since 2019 to create cutting-edge watches and jewellery pieces that imbibe the spirit of some of the fastest supercars in the world.
In April 2020, they unveiled the Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon watch that pays homage to the iconic 16-cylinder Bugatti engine that takes the car from 0–100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. The first edition was an all-black 126-piece limited edition.
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The most striking feature of the watch is a tiny replica of the famous 8.0-litre W16 engine. Just as the engine in the hyper sports car would come to life, the ‘crankshaft’ in the watch – one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured – brings the timepiece to life. The pistons pump up and down, the turbochargers spin while the powertrain runs, creating a mini spectacle.
The engine animation is placed under a huge sapphire crystal while the timepiece is powered by a flying tourbillon movement, set at a 30-degree incline.
Now, the haute horology brand has introduced four new editions.
This watch is made of a solid block of sapphire crystal with a sapphire crystal caseback, using a sapphire crystal for the crowns and pushers to showcase every minute detail of the watch. It comes with a rubber strap and a titanium buckle clasp.
The second version, limited to 72-pieces, has an 18-karat rose gold case, with a special anti-reflective sapphire crystal, an 18-karat rose gold open caseback and black DLC titanium crowns and pushers embossed with the Bugatti logo. This version includes a rubber strap with a black DLC titanium and 18-karat rose gold buckle clasp.
Another watch, made with 18-karat rose gold is set with white diamonds, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, plus an 18-karat rose gold open caseback and crowns and pushers made of 18-karat rose gold set with baguette white diamonds and embossed with the Bugatti logo. The 52-piece limited edition is secured by a rubber strap with an 18-karat rose gold buckle clasp decorated with white diamonds.
The last version made in 18-karat white gold is set with 391 black and white diamonds, a white gold open caseback matched by crowns and pushers set with baguette white diamonds, a rubber strap, and an18-karat white gold buckle clasp set with 18 white diamonds (approximately 1.76 carats).
The featured video is the earlier Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon watch launched in April.
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