START YOUR ENGINES!
The new Jacob & Co Bugatti Chiron 16 Cylinder Tourbillon recreates the famous Bugatti W16 engine in a timepiece ....
Last year Jacob & Co. announced a new partnership with Bugatti to create a series of watches and since the high complication timepiece the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition and a special version of a sporty “Bugatti Chrono Edition Limitée 110 Ans” was released last year we have waited to see what the watchmaker who blends both the world of engineering and art together will create and yet again Jacob & Co. has not disappointed it followers!! i
The exclusive, highly mechanical, ultra high-end Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon watch is a showpiece of extreme timekeeping perfectly translating the pure excursiveness of the Bugatti Chiron.
As one would expect it is extremely complicated watch with the pièce de résistance a functioning miniature W16 engine that mimicks the 16-cylinder motor that propels the Bugatti Chiron inside a black titanium case. Made out of one solid steel piece – he miniature engines is one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured by the brand.
Composed of 578 parts and 51 jewels, its functions include a traditional hour and minute display, a one-minute tourbillon inclined at 30 degrees towards the wearer, a W16 engine block in sapphire with an on-demand animation with pistons and crankshafts flying around, and a power-reserve indicator at 8 o’clock.
The titanium case Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is inspired by the lines of the Chiron and features a massive sapphire crystal for greater visibility of all of the moving parts. The “back” of the case features three crowns: the left crown sets the time, the middle crown winds both the movement (60 hours of power reserve) and the animation, and a push of the right-hand crown starts the animation.
The final touch is the power reserve at 3 o’clock, shaped like a fuel gauge…
Priced at $280,000 USD, each Bugatti x Jacob & Co. Chiron Tourbillon watches is made to order. More details at www.jacobandco.com.