Jacob & Co Gotham City

Jacob & Co. has dropped its first watches in partnership with Warner Bros and DC, two “Gotham City” twin, triple-axis flying tourbillons starring Batman himself.

The two Jacob & Co Gotham City watches are presented with either 18K rose gold – representing Bruce Wayne – or black DLC-coated titanium – representing his Dark Knight alter ego – 45.5mm cases in limited edition runs of 36-pieces each.

The Jacob & Co Gotham City watches include subtle nods to the comic book vigilante, including multi-faceted lugs taken from the batsuit and a rubber crown insert with tyre tracks taken from the batmobile.

The Batman symbol on the dial has been cut from a single slab of Onyx and is framed with a yellow rim of Neoralithe translucent resin imbued with Super-LumiNova, while its hour markers are attached to the outside rim of the dial, giving them the appearance of floating.

Both Jacob & Co Gotham City watches offer different approaches to their caseback. The rose gold model features a single rose gold bridge in the shape of the Batman symbol, revealing the movement’s twin barrels and tourbillons, while the titanium model features a closed caseback with an illustration of Batman laser-etched onto the underside of a sapphire crystal pane, which has been infilled with black lacquer sitting against a yellow background.

Jacob & Co has already produced film-based tie-ins, including both Godfather and Scarface-themed Opera musical watches.
Jacob & Co. are well known for their high horology timepieces that feature grand compilations. That said, the brand also makes some intriguing theme-based watches, and the new Gotham city watch is a testimony to it. Featuring twin tourbillons packed inside a DLC coated Titanium case, this new watch pays a tribute to popular DC Comics superhero Batman. Jacob & Co. are well known for their high horology timepieces that feature grand compilations. That said, the brand also makes some intriguing theme-based watches, and the new Gotham city watch is a testimony to it. Featuring twin tourbillons packed inside a DLC coated Titanium case, this new watch pays a tribute to popular DC Comics superhero Batman. The Batman theme continues on the large 45.5mm case that is crafted from either lightweight Titanium or 18k polished rose gold. The multifaceted muscular lugs are inspired by several Batman design features such as his vehicle and mask. The crown at 3 features a bat emblem and is covered with a rubber grip that resembles the tires of the bat-mobile. Flipping the watch reveals a closed case back that has been decorated with a signature batman drawing which is picked from a 2003 Batman episode. Powering the watch is the brand’s in-house caliber JCFM10 that comprises two high-speed tourbillons. The movement operates at 3 Hz and offers an autonomy of around 48 hours when fully wound.

Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti

Last August, Bugatti unleashed a souped-up version of its Chiron supercar on the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, with factory test driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel. Epic does not begin to describe what happened next.

Not only did the car break the mythical 300 mph barrier (304.773 mph, to be exact), it inspired the French carmaker to build the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, a production model available in a limited edition of 30 examples—which now, thanks to Jacob & Co., has its own commemorative watch, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+.
Start with the fact that the watch, which is encased in an asymmetrical tonneau-shaped frame made of forged carbon and black titanium (to match the car’s exposed carbon-fiber bodywork), houses a grand complication movement composed of 832 parts, in addition to the 88 parts that comprise the case.
As functionality goes, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ has some pretty unconventional bells and whistles. It features not one, but two accelerated triple-axis tourbillons made of black titanium. Then factor in its rarefied take on the minute repeater: Unlike traditional versions of the chiming mechanism, which sound on the hours, quarter-hours and minutes, the one inside the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ is a decimal repeater, which chimes the number of 10-minute intervals after the last hour followed by the minutes.
The model also boasts a monopusher chronograph equipped with a “reference time” indicator in the center of the dial that displays the difference in seconds in comparison to a reference time—an homage to the pit boards in motor racing.
Unique and mystical. The famous Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s is considered amongst experts to be a masterpiece of automotive engineering. Only four vehicles were hand-built between 1936 and 1938. The fourth car built, Jean Bugatti’s private vehicle, disappeared without trace around 1938. It is not clear whether Jean Bugatti sold the car to a racing driver friend or whether, as a more probable scenario, it was sent to a safe region when the German army invaded Alsace in 1940.
This spectacular car with the name La Voiture Noire1 (“The black car”) has been legendary ever since, an unsolved mystery. Experts estimate that the car would be worth over 100 million dollars if it were ever to be discovered. That would make it the most valuable car in the world. In honour of the Type 57 SC Atlantic, Bugatti created the La Voiture Noire in 2019. A unique Gran Turismo for a Bugatti enthusiast, who paid 11 million euros (net) for the car.

To honor this new hyper sports car and the legend of the original, Jacob & Co. is introducing the one-off Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire. Encased in 18-carat black gold and set with natural black baguette-cut sapphires, resulting in an unique all-black aesthetic. This timepiece captures the spirit of the two remarkable cars and links the grand complication of the Twin Turbo Furious watches with the unique history of the La Voiture Noire.

The dynamic and extremely comfortable Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire matches Bugatti’s high standards of performance and excellence, while also fulfilling the Bugatti promise of versatility for which the brand is renowned.

Unique gem setting
The case made of 18-carat black gold is invisibly set with 344 natural black sapphires. Even the black gold and black titanium deployant buckle is set with these beautiful gemstones. Setting the black sapphires in the ergonomically designed case is a complex task, but one that Jacob & Co.’s expert gem setters are more than qualified to do. These shimmering shards of the night sky underline the homage of this unique timepiece to the greatest automotive mystery of all time.

Furiously complicated
In the world of watchmaking, the presence of a tourbillon in a watch’s movement places the piece among the elite. Jacob & Co.’s Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire sets itself apart from this rarified group, incorporating two accelerated triple-axis tourbillons into its striking design. The tourbillons work to compensate for the effects of gravity on the precision of the movement.

Even the case of the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire is super complicated – the case alone is comprised of 88 parts. The grand complication movement is made up of 832 individual parts. It is incredible to consider that many parts coming together, and amazing to see in action.

A decimal minute repeater
Minute repeaters are the most prized complications by collectors and they are among the most difficult complications for watchmakers to conceive. Nevertheless, Jacob & Co. sought to push the boundaries of what was considered technically feasible when bringing the Twin Turbo Furious to life. Most minute repeaters conform to the hours, quarter hours and minutes standard, but the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire chimes on demand in ten-minute intervals after the hours and before the minutes, a decimal repeater that is very rare in high watchmaking. In fact, you can count the number of manufacturers presenting decimal minute repeaters on one hand and have a few fingers left.

Planetary gear power reserve
The power reserve is displayed on the dial side at six o’clock. Thanks to an ingenious planetary system comprising a differential gear mechanism, the hand points to a full power reserve on the left, then moves to the right as the 48 hours of reserve winds down. The watch is wound up through the crank placed on the crown at three o’clock.

Monopusher chronograph function with reference time
With the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire, Jacob & Co. goes even further by adding a very specific monopusher chronograph function. Embodying the brand’s determination to always seek new solutions or to create never-before-seen functions, the chronograph is equipped with a “reference time” indicator. Inspired by pit boards in motor racing, the reference time display is located in the centre of the dial, indicating the difference in seconds in comparison to a reference time.

The original La Voiture Noire is the most astonishing automotive puzzle of all time. The new unique Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire pays tribute to this legendary and mysterious car in a modern, grand complication timepiece.

Founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986, Jacob & Co. creates revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewellery that have captivated celebrities and notables from the watchmaking world and dazzled on fashion’s red carpets and cover shoots. Thanks to its unique talent for creating designs that are both innovative and spectacular, the company has grown into one of the most recognised luxury brands in timepieces and jewellery.

At the heart of the company is the passion, the drive and creative force of founder Jacob Arabo. With a respect for traditional craftsmanship and artistry and an ability to envision and realise exquisite jewellery and unique timepieces, Jacob makes the truly extraordinary a reality through an alchemy of edge and elegance that is at the core of the company. www.jacobandco.com

About the partnership
In 2019, Bugatti and Jacob & Co. signed a multi-year partnership to create unique, never-seen-before timepieces. These watches reflect the spirit of both companies, while at the same time taking watchmaking to impossible heights.

To inaugurate this partnership led by performance, two timepieces were created. These watches, based on the Twin Turbo Furious and Epic X Chrono, were directly inspired by the unique design and spirit of the Bugatti hyper sports cars.

This year, Jacob & Co. and Bugatti are introducing new watches in the Twin Turbo Furious collection as well as the Bugatti Chiron, a completely new product line.

Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette

Sometimes owning a multi-million-dollar supercar isn’t enough. Some folks also need a diamond-encrusted replica of the engine mounted on their wrist as well. This is why Jacob & Co.’s Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette Black and Orange Sapphires watch exists.
In partnership with Bugatti, noted luxury watch brand Jacob & Co. has just released a highly technical watch inspired by the absurdly powerful Bugatti Chiron. The tourbillon houses a blinged-out miniature reproduction of the Chiron’s W16-cylinder engine.

Sporting 190 baguette white diamonds, 169 baguette black sapphires, and 42 baguette orange sapphires invisibly set in an 18k white gold case. To properly fix the stones in the case, Jacob & Co. stated that the get-setters used new proprietary techniques and advanced technologies.

The 55mm by 44mm case sports the similar flowing lines of the Chiron and a few Bugatti logos to make the watch’s inspiration clear. Inside the case is a replica of the Chiron’s 1,500 horsepower 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine, with 16 tiny pistons and a steel crankshaft that actually move as they do in the real engine. To complete the illusion, two turbochargers spin in tandem with the cylinders (two less than the actual car, but likely two more superchargers than you’re wearing right now). Framing the engine are two “exhausts” which complete the theme.
It’s equipped with Jacob and Co.’s 578-component JCAM37 manual winding movement, which is suspended in four places with parts reminiscent of the Chiron’s automobile shocks. The shocks are visible through the sapphire crystal window and provide a 60-hour power reserve that’s indicated by the gas pump symbol on the side of the gauge (because why not).

Even the crowns pay homage to the famed supercar. Set into the back of the case like exhaust pipes, the left crown sets the time, the middle crown winds both the movement and the engine animation, and the right-hand crown starts the animation.
Yes, it is an extremely gaudy and intricate timepiece, but if you’re a Bugatti fan, subtlety is probably not your thing anyway. While most people aren’t in the market for a watch in this price range, it is a beautiful example of artwork, engineering, and design. Just like the car that serves as its inspiration.

If black and orange sapphires aren’t your thing, the watch is also available in black, blue, or grey titanium, rose gold, and diamond baguette versions as well as one with a case made entirely out of a single block of sapphire crystal.

Jacob & Co.’s Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette Black and Orange Sapphires is going for $560,000, which is a steal compared to the 3 million dollar supercar on which it’s based. Good thing you loaded up on all that Dogecoin.
Jacob & Co. continues its partnership with Bugatti with another Chiron-inspired watch. Differing from its first few stealthy carbon iterations, this 18K white gold tonneau case now sees 190 baguette white diamonds, 109 baguette black sapphires and 42 baguette orange sapphire — all invisibly set.

The watch is once again fitted with Jacob & Co.’s 578-components, manual winding JCAM3 movement that features a 16-piston animation and two “turbochargers” (down from four in the actual Bugatti Chiron engine) that spin when activated. The movement also has a 30-degree inclined flying tourbillon, a 60-hour power reserve, a “fuel” power reserve indicator, and real suspension shock absorption.

This precious stone Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron engine watch is under the brand’s “Pièce Unique” category so pricing is currently available upon request.

Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

Ever since the first automobiles competed for the fastest times, watches and cars have been inexorably linked. Car aficionados love watches, revelling in the mechanical precision, beauty, and performance of both. But, watch movements couldn’t really capture the feel, energy, and power of a high-performance car engine. That is, until now – Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon .
Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon
It started with an idea conceived by Jacob & Co. together with Bugatti – how to reproduce the visceral sensation of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine in a timepiece.

After almost a full year of development, the answer is here in the form of the Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon . Everything is designed to honor the Chiron in a timepiece. The case is inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron and the movement, or “engine block,” intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine, is placed under a massive sapphire crystal, on display for all to see.
Here’s where it gets interesting: push the right-hand crown of the timepiece and the engine comes to life – the crankshaft turns and the pistons pump up and down, just like a true internal combustion engine. Two “turbochargers” (down from four in the actual Chiron engine) on the side of the engine block spin while the engine runs, adding to the visual impact.

Incredible to see and unbelievably complicated to realize (the movement is comprised of 578 components), the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon timepiece has done something no one has ever even attempted before – to seamlessly marry engines and watches.
First off, the incredible flying tourbillon movement is a completely clean-sheet design. Jacob & Co. has been working with its movement suppliers for more than a year to realize this spectacular piece.

The top and sides of the watch are sapphire crystal, making every single facet of the watch visible. Most captivating, of course, is the engine block animation. The crankshaft driving this is one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured, made out of one solid steel piece. The pistons, challenging to fabricate in their own right, are mounted onto the crankshaft at varying angles to maximize the show.

The movement is completely suspended in four places, with what looks like actual automobile shocks from the Chiron. The movement is, in fact, floating inside the case — you can see it move up and down inside. Framing the engine block are two “exhausts,” completing the engine theme of the design.
Aside from the animation, the general theme is less is more. Beyond the flying tourbillon with the Jacob & Co. logo, the only other branding anywhere on the front of the watch is the subtle EB logo on the engine compartment, where the crankshaft holds 16 pistons, poised and ready for action.

The entire watch is oriented to showcase the spectacular movement, facing it forwards so you can show your friends the 30º inclined tourbillon and the animation. The window to the tourbillon is modeled after the iconic horseshoe grill of Bugatti hypercars.

The crowns for the watch are at the bottom of the case – 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 suspension of the movement caused an additional challenge for the movement designers, as they had to create (and patent) a special automotive-style transverse system so the crown posts aren’t damaged by the movement going up and down inside the case.

The power reserve for the animation and the power reserve for timekeeping are different, yet both are wound through the winding crown, clockwise for the movement, counterclockwise for the engine animation. The power reserve indication even has the universal gas pump symbol on the side of the gauge at three o’clock.

The Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon from Jacob & Co. is a world-first – a true engine on the wrist. Fun Fact: The Bugatti Chiron hypercar is named after Louis Chiron, an Equipe Bugatti member and one of the greatest pre-World War II drivers.


Originally founded in 1986 in New York, Jacob & Co this year celebrates its 30 years. To mark this new decade of innovation and audacity, the house is launching a sports Grande Complication model keeping with its expertise and the youthful vigor of this thirty-year-old company.
Originally founded in 1986 in New York, Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Twin Turbo this year celebrates its 30 years. To mark this new decade of innovation and audacity, the house is launching a sports Grande Complication model keeping with its expertise and the youthful vigor of this thirty-year-old company.
A world premiere, the Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Twin Turbo combines two triple-axis tourbillons and a minute repeater. Through a poising system, these tourbillons maintain a consistent rate set at 40 seconds, 3 minutes and 4 minutes per cycle so as to turn symmetrically and at the same pace. With a deep-sounding chime, the minute repeater with a cathedral gong o ers a modern approach to striking the hour, the 10 minutes instead of the traditional 15 minutes, and the minutes. A safety system prevents its striking during time setting.
Something rare for a grand complication, the two tourbillons and minute repeater are housed into a shaped watchcase equipped with 63 components. Its sporty look combines titanium and carbon that provide ultra lightness. Inspired by automotive design, its ange is trimmed in red neoralithe and the smoked sapphire crystal opens on to its impressive motor featuring two triple-axis tourbillons. The transparent case back reveals an abstract architecture of triangles in openwork metal. A symbol of stability, spirituality and determination, this motif, dear to the founder Jacob Arabo, is now an icon of the house of Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Twin Turbo .

Jacob & Co. X Khabib Nurmagomedov

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, often called a “cage,” is one of the most dangerous places on Earth. It takes special courage to enter this arena, and something even more special to come out the victor. Khabib Nurmagomedov has emerged triumphant from the Octagon 29 times, and he has never lost.
Jacob & Co. X Khabib Nurmagomedov founder and chairman Jacob Arabo is a lover of the fight game and has attended many MMA fights over the years.

“I am a huge fan of Khabib,” says Mr. Arabo. “I have been following his career for a long time and when his team approached us about working together to create some limited-edition watches, I was very excited. For me, Khabib is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet and he fits the brand to a ‘T.’ In more ways than one, it’s Khabib’s time.”

For Khabib, the partnership makes complete sense. “I’m unlike any other fighter today and Jacob & Co. X Khabib Nurmagomedov is the same way, different from every other brand,” he says. “We fit perfectly together.”

Jacob & Co.’s sportiest timepiece, the 47mm Epic X Chrono features a column-wheel chronograph movement that is partially skeletonized. Highlighted with green touches, the timepiece features a green mineral crystal dial, red rubber crowns, an inner rotating bezel, the legend “29-0” at 6 o’clock, and is water resistant to 200 meters.
The bright polished titanium case works well with the green decoration, green mineral crystal dial, white rubber pushers, green rubber crowns, inner rotating bezel, and the legend “29-0” at 6 o’clock. A column-wheel chronograph, the Epic X Chrono Titanium Khabib is a true sports watch, water resistant to 200 meters.
Powered by a high watchmaking tourbillon movement, which is finely finished and skeletonized, this incredible limited edition features beautiful blue decorations, with “The Eagle” engraved on the inner bezel ring. The tourbillon is considered the pinnacle of watchmaking, and Jacob & Co.’s exclusive skeletonized version removes as much material as possible, making it almost see-through. The bold 44mm Epic X case showcases this mesmerizing complication with its exposed gears, wheels, and bridges.
This 44mm timepiece is cased in titanium and features a meticulously skeletonized manual-wind movement. Light and easy to wear, the Epic X Skeleton is perfect for everyday use or when worn with a suit. Decorated in lustrous green, this special timepiece has “The Eagle” engraved on the inner bezel ring.

Jacob Co Twin Turbo Furious Sapphire Crystal

Jacob Co Twin Turbo Furious Sapphire Crystal adhering to the brand’s reputation for luxurious performances, launched the world’s first decimal minute repeater watch with a transparent sapphire crystal case. This is not the first minute repeater watch with a transparent sapphire crystal case; this distinction is attributed to Speake-Marin’s Légèrete, a disposable product produced in 2019. However, Jacob Co Twin Turbo Furious Sapphire Crystal is the first minute repeater with a series-produced sapphire crystal case. Please note that it is not just any sapphire crystal case, but a complex case from Twin Turbo. The Furious series is equipped with dual tri-axes. Tourbillon and single button chronograph. Similarly, it is not just any minute repeater, but a decimal minute repeater, which is rarely seen in the complications of ringing. The three timepieces in the Twin Turbo Furious series are limited to six, including a “Bugatti Blue” model, which convincingly demonstrates the complex machinery that promotes complex functions.

As a master of extreme limit watches, Jacob Arabo is not afraid of “impossibility.” The more the better, seems to be the basic idea of ​​Jacob & Co., where the craziest complication and the craziest combination of cases come to life. Twin Turbo Furious has amazing complex functions and is not a new product. It was released during Baselworld 2018. It uses a black DLC titanium and carbon fiber case. Features: noon dial with small seconds at 9 o’clock; single-button chronograph with minute counter at 3 o’clock And the central seconds hand; the reference time is inspired by the racing pit plate; the decimal minute repeater tells the time every 10 minutes and minutes; the dual three-axis high-speed tourbillon; and the power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

The next step is to take the complex hodgepodge and store them in a transparent sapphire crystal case. Inspired by super sports cars and high-performance cars, the streamlined case of Twin Turbo Furious is widened and raised at the bottom to accommodate the 3D spectacle of the double tourbillon. There is a slider on its left side that activates the decimal repeater, and the crank on the crown can adjust complication.

Sapphire crystal case
The intricate sapphire crystal case of Twin Turbo Furious poses a huge challenge. The “regular” Twin Turbo Furious unique pentagonal 57mm x 52mm housing has 88 components; this sapphire version has 89. The development of the sapphire crystal case took 15 months to design, produce and perfect, including growing the sapphire crystal from alumina, and then shaping the case through a combination of high-tech digital machinery and traditional manual polishing. Machining the different geometric planes and angles of the case, including the iconic double bezel, is a complex task, but hand-polishing the crystal to achieve its transparency is also a complex task. The only part of the case that is not made of sapphire crystal is the 18k white (or rose) gold crank at 3 o’clock for winding and setting complications. The difference between these three watches is the colored chapter ring made of Neoalithe, which is a material made of resin and developed in Switzerland. The material can be selected from red, green or blue, and can resist ultraviolet, heat and physical shocks. The Bugatti watch has a “Bugatti Blue” Neoalithe ring with the company logo on the front.

Minute Repeater
Installing an exotic decimal minute repeater inside the sapphire crystal case-the world’s first-is another complicated task, making compromises in the design of the watch to allow for gongs and hammers while ensuring high-quality sound. The decimal minute repeater is more intuitive than the traditional minute repeater. Instead of telling the time in hours, quarters, and minutes, it tells the time by the hour, at ten-minute intervals after the last hour, and then the minutes. The crystal lever on the left side of the case activates the crystal clear sound of the cathedral gong of the decimal repeater. At 12 o’clock, you can see the hammer of the minute repeater in decimal.

Dual three-axis tourbillon and single button chronograph
The double tourbillon and chronograph that adjust the time display spin in space in a lightning-fast but controlled continuous motion. Relying on two adjustment mechanisms, the ultra-light cage rotates along three rotation axes at a speed of 24, 48 and 180 seconds. Each three-axis tourbillon consists of 104 parts and weighs only 1.15 grams. copy watches for men

Likewise, simple solutions are not the hallmark of Jacob & Co. watches. As you might expect, the chronograph is a one-button type, equipped with a traditional column wheel and horizontal clutch. However, the stopwatch mechanism incorporates an original reference time indicator in minutes and seconds that can be set on the crown. The pit board function is inspired by the timing panel used in racing events and is a simple way to compare two elapsed times. The elapsed seconds that are greater than the reference time are located in the red part (+) of the pit plate, and the seconds that are lower than the reference time are located in the yellow and green parts (-). The dial opening directly above the double tourbillon indicates the minutes and seconds reference time that can be set via the crown (up to 5 minutes and 59 seconds).

In order not to miss any movement inside this stunning timepiece, the dial is made of dark gray sapphire crystal, partially revealing the 832 components of the manual winding motor. Hours and minutes are indicated by two-tone skeletonized hands driven by gears connected to a dual three-axis tourbillon. The hour markers corresponding to the central seconds hand are applied to the outer track of the dial, made of green, blue or red Neoralithe, and are treated with Super-Luminova, just like the hour and minute hands.

Jacobs Corporation JCFM05
The hand-wound movement-the JCFM05 movement-is exposed from all sides of the case and deserves admiration. The movement operates at a speed of 21,600vph and can generate a power reserve of up to 50 hours. With 832 components, 75 jewels and advanced watchmaking craftsmanship-manually tilted and polished plates and bridges, round grains and polished screws-the integrated chronograph movement is equipped with a patented dual mechanical safety function, which starts at the time. .

Technical Specifications-JACOB & CO. TWIN TURBO FURIOUS Sapphire Crystal

Case: 59.23 x 53.27-height 19.23 mm-anti-reflective sapphire crystal Twin Turbo Furious case-18k rose gold or white gold crown/crank-repeater slider on the left, chronograph button on the right-30m water resistance

Dial: Skeleton-Available in blue, green or red Neoalithe chapter ring-Smoked sapphire crystal plate with reference time +/- pit plate-Small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph minutes at 3 o’clock-Skeleton rhodium-plated Hour and minute hands Super-LumiNova-Minute repeater gong at 12 o’clock-Double three-axis tourbillon at 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock-Power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock

Movement: JCFM05 movement-manual winding mechanical movement 34 mm x 46 mm x 13.7 mm-75 jewels-21,600 vibrations per hour-50 hours power reserve-hours, minutes, small seconds, with “reference time indicator “Integrated single-button chronograph, decimal minute repeater, dual three-axis tourbillon (24, 8 and 30 seconds rotation) and power reserve indicator-832 parts

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Alec Monopoly

Street artist Alec Monopoly has lent his own inimitable style to Jacob & Co.’s flagship timepiece, the Astronomia, for a new limited edition collaboration.

A limited run of nine pieces are being produced featuring the recurring themes and characters seen in Monopoly’s body of work. That means a dial featuring statuettes of Scrooge McDuck, Monopoly Man, Money Wings and the almighty dollar.

The characters are drawn by Monopoly before being rendered in CAD to establish working dimensions, each is then hand sculpted and cast in gold before being hand-finished and finally hand-painted by Monopoly using bright acrylic paints.
“This is by far the smallest scale ‘canvas’ I have ever painted. Every element, brushstroke and color choice needed to be carefully thought out and perfectly executed,” says Monopoly. “My street art murals are often free flowing and wild but given the intricacies and meticulous mechanics within these watches I needed to approach the creative process with much more precision and patience.”

This 18k rose gold Astronomia’s manually wound four-arm movement is fixed at the centre of a black night sky base with each arm supporting a different mechanical feat, including a rotating one-carat spherical Jacob-cut diamond, a rotating hand-lacquered magnesium globe, a double axis tourbillon and a watch dial displaying minutes and hours.

“Alec is a young artist that started his career taking risks and not thinking twice about it,” says founder Jacob Arabo. “He acted as if he had nothing to lose and he continued to persist until he broke through to become world famous for his creativity and unique angle. I started out the same way by doing something different and unique and I persisted until I was able to break through.”
Recently, Jacob & Co. announced a partnership with graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. Monopoly previously had a partnership with TAG Heuer, so he is no stranger to the watch world. This first collaborative effort with Jacob & Co. is the fruit of great co-mingling, with the result being a highly colorful art piece based on Jacob & Co.’s famed Astronomia three-dimensional watches. The Astronomia Alec Monopoly watch, with four-arm vertical movement and complications, features tiny characters found in Monopoly’s work.
Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, the watch boasts a sapphire crystal and fours sapphire case sides for easy viewing of the movement and the animation inside. Against a sleek backdrop base that emulates a black night sky with stars, the signature Jacob & Co. Astronomia revolving double-axis tourbillon — opposite the revolving watch dial placed on a patented differential gear system — is perpendicular to the arm that boasts the three-dimensional hand-lacquered magnesium Earth globe on one side and a Jacob & Co. proprietary faceted Jacob Cut one-carat diamond with 288 facets on the opposite side. The diamond makes one rotation per minute. The highly complex JCAM10 caliber boasts 365 parts and offers 60 hours of power reserve.
These rotating complications, though, take a backseat in this watch to Alec Monopoly’s art, which comes into play in the form of whimsical three-dimensional characters and bold colors. To begin with, the hands on the watch dial are bright lime green, a signature Alex Monopoly color. Other colors range from hot pink to bright red, and more.

The watch boasts four mini sculptures. One is based on “The Monopoly Man” and is a top-hatted figure holding dollar bills out from hand to hand like a Money Wings figurine. Opposite him I another top-hatted man with white mustache holding what appears to be a dollar-sign melting pink ice cream cone in his hand. The other two figures are Monopoly’s interpretation of Scrooge McDuck holding a bright green money bag with gold coins laying at his feet, and a dollar sign with diamonds and dollar bills painted on it, along with the Jacob & Co. logo.
The bright colors make this watch look almost like a toy – a purposeful effect. The characters are hand-sculpted based on drawings by Monopoly that are computer scaled to fit inside the watch without impeding the movement and the rotating complications. The small gold sculptures are then hand painted by Monopoly using the acrylic paint that defines his trademark art. While Monopoly’s street graffiti can span three-story tall buildings, the watch figurines are the smallest canvas he has worked on to date.
“This is by far the smallest scale ‘canvas’ I have ever painted. Every element, brushstroke and color choice needed to be carefully thought out and perfectly executed,” says Monopoly. “My street art murals are often free flowing and wild but given the intricacies and meticulous mechanics within these watches, I needed to approach the creative process with much more precision and patience.”
From every angle, the Astronomia Monopoly is a rare expression of street art, tiny toys, superb mechanics and odd character. Jacob & Co. has a tag line of “Inspired by the Impossible” and the most recent outrageous timepieces unveiled by the brand, including this one, underscores that motto. Just nine pieces will be made of this artistic Astronomia Monopoly watch.

Jacob & Co Twin Turbo Replica Watch

As far as statement timepieces go, few brands do a better job than Jacob & Co., which was founded in 1986 initially as a jewelry outfit and started making watches in 2002. There is nothing conventional about Jacob & Co.’s watches, as evidenced by pieces such as the Astronomia Solar and the Epic SF 24. This year, the brand unveiled what could be one of its most elaborate and outrageous watches yet, the Twin Turbo Furious. The name hints at the velocity at which its twin tourbillons rotate, but what it doesn’t tell you is that the twin tourbillons are actually triple-axis variants, and that it also contains a decimal repeater, monopusher chronograph, and an unusual complication called the reference time differential. Let’s take a closer look at the Twin Turbo Furious.
The Twin Turbo Furious is a follow up to the Twin Turbo Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon Minute Repeater (Yes, that’s the name. It doesn’t roll off the tongue, does it?) watch from 2016. Like the Twin Turbo, the Twin Turbo Furious comes in a modern rectangular case that measures a whopping 57mm wide, 52mm from lug to lug, and 17mm thick. The watch looks even larger than what the specifications suggest because much of it is actually a large, curved sapphire crystal. People will notice the watch, I guarantee it.
The most unusual aspect of the case has got to be the crown and the accompanying crank-handle. The crank handle can be detached from the case and it makes winding the watch easy and fun. On the opposite side of the case is the activator for the decimal minute repeater. The decimal minute repeater is different from traditional minute repeaters because it chimes the tens of minutes rather than the quarter hours. This makes it easier to ‘hear’ the time.
The expansive dial is a cacophony of colors, dials, and hands. The main dial itself is actually a piece of smoked sapphire crystal with the Jacob & Co. logo. Around the periphery is a red neoralithe ring with white Super-LumiNova hour indexes and the seconds. Working our way in, we have the Pit Board, which is part of the reference time differential. This complication is used in conjunction with the chronograph to quickly indicate how many seconds faster or slower the elapsed time was in comparison to the reference time. The reference time is set using the crown and can be set up to 5 minutes and 59 seconds, which is indicated by the aperture at 6 o’clock on the main timekeeping dial. In the image above, the reference time is set to 1 minute and 56 seconds. Once the chronograph is stopped, owners can quickly see how much slower or faster the elapsed time was by reading the chronograph seconds hand off Pit Board wheel.
Moving on to the rest of the dial, we have the usual running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and the chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock. Below the timekeeping dial are the two triple-axis tourbillons that are connected by a differential, so that the rates of each tourbillon are actually averaged. These tourbillons spin very quickly, hence the name Twin Turbo Furious. The first axis makes a revolution every 24 seconds, while the second axis makes a revolution every 8 seconds, and finally, the third axis makes a revolution in 30 seconds. The end result is quite stunning as the tourbillon is in constant “furious” motion. In between the two tourbillons is a power reserve indicator.
Contrary to what you might think, the dial is actually quite easy to read. Admittedly, it is quite cluttered but the large red hour and minute hands painted with red tips and white Super-LumiNova help greatly with legibility. The bigger issue is trying not to be mesmerized by those two fast-spinning tourbillons.
The movement within is the Jacob & Co. caliber JCFM05 and it is visible through a sapphire display caseback. It is a beast of a movement with a staggering 832 components and an unusual architecture. Up top are the hammers for the decimal minute repeater, and working our way down is the column wheel for the chronograph. Dominating the bottom of the movement are two gold skeletonized wheels for the tourbillons.

The movement is highly decorated too, with hand beveled and polished plates and bridges, black polishing on numerous surfaces, circular graining on wheels, barrels, and plates, and polished jewel countersinks. Speaking of jewels, the movement has 75 jewels in all.
The Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious is one heck of a statement piece. The styling is bold and the technicalities of the watch itself more than match its styling. Despite what you might think about its looks, there is no denying that this is one hell of a complicated watch with some interesting complications. Making a decimal minute repeater is hard enough, but combining it with two triple-axis tourbillons, a chronograph, and a reference time differential is unheard of. Unfortunately, the price for all of this is equally outrageous.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon Everest

Always be prepared for the unexpected with Jacob Arabo… The founder of Jacob & Co. is a sworn enemy of convention. Technically complex and artfully crafted, the Astronomia triple-axis tourbillon concept has given birth to surprising watches… to say the least! The Phoenix, the Octopus or the Casino are all eloquent examples of the versatility of the model. Yet, the Astronomia is not what you’d consider as an outdoor, instrument kind of watch. But it didn’t stop Jacob & Co. from creating the Astronomia Everest that was worn by Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson on a recent expedition to the Himalayas.
A Swedish explorer, Johan Ernst Nilson has climbed the Seven Summits, visited 172 countries and some of the most remote places on Earth. He is known as an “environmental explorer” because of his interest in environment and climate-related issues. Announcing a partnership with Nilson, Jacob & Co. found a great occasion to create a new version of the Astronomia, with the idea of highlighting the need to protect our planet.

Based on the Astronomia Sky, the Astronomia Tourbillon Three Poles/Everest movement is customized with a piece of Mount Everest rock on top, while two capsules contain water from the North Pole and the South Pole – these were all collected by Nilson himself. The watch comes in two limited editions and 24 pieces in total to match the 24 time zones of the Earth – 12 pieces come in black gold with a black Celestial Vault and 12 pieces in white gold with a blue Celestial Vault.
From a technical perspective, the impressive three-dimensional movement of the Astronomia relies on the same principles as previous models. Housed under an impressive sapphire dome, this captivating microcosm stages four animated satellite arms in constant motion:

a 1-carat Jacob-cut diamond (or black sapphire, depending on the version) rotating on itself in 60 sec
a magnesium lacquered Earth globe with luminescent oceans, rotating on itself in 60 sec
an openwork dial providing an orbital display of the hours and minutes and featuring the captions Everest, North and South
finally, a tourbillon rotating on two axes in 60 seconds and 5 minutes respectively (plus a third central-axis in 20 minutes), which orchestrates this captivating ballet
“I wore the regular Astronomia Tourbillon on my last climb to the Himalayas, where I went up to 6,200 meters (almost 20,000 feet), in -30 C degree, extreme conditions,” Nilson says. “I used the Astronomia on the climb in order to test it. You would think that such a complicated watch would be delicate and fragile, but it isn’t, and it performed perfectly in all conditions.”
The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Everest is presented either on a glowing or dark rubber strap fitted with a gold buckle matching the material of the case. The watch retails for USD 884,800 (a nod to the altitude of the Everest). Included in the purchase of the watch are two elements. First, 10% of the price will be donated to charity to help make a difference now. Second, each watch includes an expedition with Nilson, by helicopter, to the place on Mount Everest where the rock was found.
Astronomia Everest incorporates rock from Mt. Everest, water from both Poles of the Earth. If you want to wear history on your wrist and don’t mind paying a fortune for it – read on. Based on the Jacob & Co.’s beloved Astronomia Sky Tourbillon, the watchmaker in collaboration with Swedish explorer and environmentalist Johan Ernst Nilson has created the Astronomia Everest Gravitational Double Axis Tourbillon.