JACOB & CO Astronomia Régulateur

A decade ago, Jacob & Co. released the Astronomia Revolution . The model was marked by a unique dial display with a domed sapphire crystal revealing an architectural movement with an otherworldly planetary system. Since then, the Astronomia collection has retained its roots through numerous iterations with themes including skulls, casino games, The Godfather, and many others. Now, on the 10th anniversary of this wild collection, the watchmaker’s technical prowess is on full display with an all-new caliber in the Astronomia Régulateur.

The regulator is one of the most classic complications in watchmaking, notable for its unusual, separate display of the hours, minutes, and seconds in three different locations on the dial. As the name suggests, regulators are historically known for their accuracy and were used by other watchmakers to “regulate” their work. For its latest addition to the Astronomia collection, the brand provides a revolutionized interpretation of the regulator in a way that’s distinctly Jacob & Co.
At the heart of the Jacob & Co. released the Astronomia Revolution , Jacob & Co. debuts an all-new movement: the JCAM56. This exceptional caliber spurs from the brand’s years of work in the realm of rotating, vertical, tourbillon movements. We’ve seen this work on display in the Astronomia collection with a movement built like a carousel, featuring several satellites revolving around a central axis as well as rotating on their own axis, with each arm bearing a complication. The rotation speed of that central axis was initially set at 20 minutes. Then, in 2023, Jacob & Co. released the Astronomia Revolution, whose rotation speed accelerated to just 60 seconds, setting the movement into a wild horological dance.

Now, the new caliber JCAM56 builds on the technology of the JCAM48B found in the Astronomia Revolution, offering the same impressive 60-second rotation. Here, you have three arms: one is a flying tourbillon, itself making one rotation per minute, and the other two arms are dedicated to the time display. If those time-telling dials were fixed, they would be unreadable most of the time, but the Astronomia Régulateur uses a differential system to keep those dials vertically aligned for easy reading. Beneath all this, the seconds are displayed by a long golden hand that points to a large, domed, blue, and translucent ring bearing the seconds scale.
The caliber JCAM56 is showcased in all its glory thanks to the collection’s signature case design featuring large panes of sapphire around the case band. As if this wasn’t impressive enough, the caliber JCAM56 is also the slimmest Astronomia-type movement Jacob & Co. has produced to date.

Jacob & Co Astronomia Revolution Exclusive

Announced just ahead of Jacob & Co Astronomia Revolution Exclusive Watches & Wonders 2023, the artisans at Jacob & Co. revealed its newest addition to the technically fascinating Astronomia collection – the Astronomia Revolution – and it has all the visual allure and beauty you’d expect from the storied maison and then some. “We’ve been grooming the Astronomia movement for eight years now,” CEO Benjamin Arabov said in a press release for the new piece. “[The Astronomia Revolution] is unique, unheard of, and not just an evolution of [the earlier] Astronomia. This piece has been reworked from the ground up. It required revolutionary mechanics, inventions, and what we at Jacob & Co. are driven by. Jacob & Co Astronomia Revolution Exclusive is ‘inspired by the impossible,’ and we made it possible.” There you have it, said best by the object’s biggest cheerleader: the Astronomia Revolution is a challenging mechanical marvel turned into beautiful kinetic art and was made with passion. The poetry of the Astronomia Revolution’s moving mechanics is only the first part of the timepiece’s appeal. And the best way to appreciate it is with a video showcasing the symphonic classicism that is the Astronomia Revolution in motion.
The second part of the appeal is the entirely unexpected presentation. The almost “antique tool” nature of the spinning satellite carriage would tempt some watchmakers to wrap it all up in the fussy package of a classically adorned case design, like a medieval astronomer’s tool displayed in a dusty box in a museum. But Jacob & Co.’s designers, as they tend to do, picked something more dramatic. The Jacob & Co Astronomia Revolution Exclusive ’s 47mm case-turned-stage for its whirling mechanics is clean, modern, and glimmering without being overly technical, regardless of the highly complex engineering marvel inside it. Simple rectangular bar second indices are on the watch’s equivalent of a flange at the top of the dial, but these indices do not create any visual distractions to an overhead view through the sapphire crystal. In fact, sapphire crystal portals along the casebands mean the fascinating, spinning machine takes centerstage regardless of your viewing angle. And that’s just what you want. But the real visual kicker is the curved array of eighteen hexagonal mirrors that serves as the movement’s dance floor. Each made from 18K red gold and inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, this “floor” is a shining honeycomb ode to the highly polished reflectors aboard the telescope to observe the cosmos.

And, in the case of the Jacob & Co Astronomia Revolution Exclusive, they reflect the entire cosmic ballet above it wonderfully.

Jacob & Co. x Concepto Watch Factory Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension

One of the American jeweller-watchmaker’s flagship models, the Jacob & Co. x Concepto Watch Factory Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension has just received an update that improves the highly complex watch in two folds. The Astronomia Revolution sports a streamlined styling to showcase the most important features, namely the architectural movement and the mechanics which have been upgraded with an incredibly fast remontoire system that charges and discharges six times per second, a revolutionary innovation that lends its name to the model.
Debuting in 2014, the Jacob & Co. x Concepto Watch Factory Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension is one of Jacob’s earliest technical marvels – the origin of the watch was straightforward, as the founder wanted a timepiece that would set Jacob apart from its peers in terms of technical proficiency, and the Astronomia doesn’t disappoint (although some of the gemstones are so striking that it’s possible to miss the impressive mechanisms surrounding them).

A key feature of the Astronomia is the architectural movement, with a vertical tower and horizontal arms mounted on a central carrier that rotates around the dial once every 20 minutes in the original iterations.
In the latest Astronomia Revolution, however, the rotational speed of the carrier has been increased to one revolution per minute, equivalent to a typical tourbillon. Bringing all exposed components of the movement around the dial, the carrier is now more visually interesting than ever with the high-speed rotation. And because of the one-minute revolution, the entire movement also doubles up as a seconds hand, making it the first Astronomia with a rotating carrier that actually tells time.

Another technical improvement of the Jacob & Co. x Concepto Watch Factory Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension , and certainly the more significant, is the new remontoire system that’s patent pending. According to the brand, the new remontoire system charges and discharges six times per second, or one time for every time the escape wheel moves forward by a tooth (as the movement is 3 Hz, with six back and forth movements of the balance wheel per second, so the escape wheel will move forward by six teeth per second). That’s extremely fast considering the typical rate of discharging is once every second. As a result, the remontoire manages to take the meaning of the word quite literally and deliver a constant amount of energy to the balance wheel at every single beat.
To add to the watch’s impressive mechanics, the Astronomia Revolution’s tourbillon remains a triple-axis construction. Its cage rotates once every 15 seconds, while the entire assembly rotates around the axis of the arm every minute, and the movement itself moves around the dial once a minute as well. This gives the tourbillon three unique axes of movement, which is an impressive feat considering the fast rotations.

Despite the technical additions, the styling of the Jacob & Co. x Concepto Watch Factory Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension has been streamlined. Gone are the multiple large gemstones and celestial painted dial used to showcase some astronomical information. Instead, the watch retains only a ruby that completes one rotation every 15 seconds, which is faster than previous models. The dial is a clean, high-polished surface cut with a honeycomb pattern. Altogether, the Astronomia Revolution feels more down-to-earth in its design, moving away from its usual high jewellery style, but with enough details to be interesting.
Like the Casino Tourbillon that was unveiled recently, the Astronomia Revolution proves that Jacob & Co. can deliver complicated, creative, and bold watches in a satisfyingly clean and focused manner. This release also proves that fun watches can be seriously technical. The original Astronomia already had an impressive movement construction that cleverly displayed the intricacy of a watch movement above the dial. With the Astronomia Revolution, the brand takes it up a notch with a focus on speed, featuring the fastest rotating carrier in the line up, and one of the fastest tourbillons created, with a period of just 15 seconds. However, the true standout is the 1/6th second constant-force device, which is a world first.

Jacob & Co Casino Roulette Tourbillon

This new Jacob & Co. timepiece in rose gold incorporates a classical flying tourbillon complication and a playful roulette mechanism in an elegantly designed 44mm diameter case.

Casino features Jacob & Co.’s first-ever flying tourbillon located caseback-side. This timepiece with an eye-caching black onyx dial stands out with its high-end finishings and sophisticated material details. It also houses a fully functional, free-spinning roulette, complete with 37 pockets and a white ball.
In 2019, Jacob & Co. launched Astronomia Casino, one of the most successful versions of the Astronomia series.

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 mechanism has been plugged inside the new Casino watch, thus giving it a unique personality.

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 diameter case body in 18K rose gold is 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 Jacob & Co Casino Roulette Tourbillon shares with its forbearer the absence of a crown. Time-setting and winding are both operated with bows placed against the caseback. The distinct Roulette pusher at 8 o’clock 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 Jacob & Co Casino Roulette Tourbillon 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.
The finishings and details of this timepiece set the same tone. The hours and minutes dial is made of a single slab of black onyx, mirror-polished and fitted with applied, 5N gold indices. Their kite-shape is a nod to the kite-cut sapphires, used in several Jacob & Co. creations.
The black PVD flange contains eight diamond-shaped deflectors, which aim at rising the variance level of the roulette game. The wheeltrack flange, that small wall at the foot of the upper side of the dial, is mirror polished, like on an actual roulette, and leaves a small space between the dial and the sapphire crystal.

A space large enough for the entire dial and wheeltrack to act as one continuous ensemble, but small enough for the ball to stay down and end up in one of the 37 pockets.

The manual-winding Cal. JCAM51 is an entirely new movement with a power reserve of 72 hours. The Roulette module rests on a last generation base calibre. It’s regulated by a flying tourbillon located on the back side of the case.

Its carriage ushers in a new Jacob & Co. design as its arms are engraved and lacquered in the exact same way as the wheelhead. This black and red pattern is also laid out on two applied plates, screwed on the caseback on either side of the bows acting as winding and time-setting crowns. The numbers appear in the same order as the ones on the opposite side of Casino.

Jacob & Co Epic X Flight of CR7

The CR7 Epic X collection champions classic watch design, with a 44 mm case, X-shaped lugs, a diamond-set bezel and a tonal crown. Brought to life by Jacob & Co.’s signature caliber, the JCAM45, the timepiece offers a skeletonized movement, with two vertical pillars depicting Ronaldo and the CR7 label.
Celebrating two decades of collaboration, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jacob & Co. have united for two all-new watches, under the Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X moniker. The inaugural timepieces, which honor Ronaldo’s global football domination and the timekeeper’s affinity for elevated watchmaking, sport profoundly personalized designs of the flagship Epic X.
The first model, “Flight of CR7,” with appears in rose gold with bezels set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds, was hand-delivered to Ronaldo in Lisbon on November 17, prior to his departure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Celebrating two decades of collaboration, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jacob & Co. have united for two all-new watches, under the Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X moniker. The inaugural timepieces, which honor Ronaldo’s global football domination and the timekeeper’s affinity for elevated watchmaking, sport profoundly personalized designs of the flagship Epic X.

The first model, “Flight of CR7,” with appears in rose gold with bezels set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds, was hand-delivered to Ronaldo in Lisbon on November 17, prior to his departure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The path-forging player boasts a longstanding partnership with the watch company, having met founder Jacob Arabo in his career’s infancy, 20 years ago. Since then, their relationship has blossomed into a business venture in which Jacob & Co. produces timepieces inspired by Ronaldo’s expertise and sportsmanship.

The CR7 Epic X collection champions classic watch design, with a 44 mm case, X-shaped lugs, a diamond-set bezel and a tonal crown. Brought to life by Jacob & Co.’s signature caliber, the JCAM45, the timepiece offers a skeletonized movement, with two vertical pillars depicting Ronaldo and the CR7 label. Where the “Flight of CR7” model follows a red color story, the second iteration, “Heart of CR7,” appears green, with a stainless steel construction and a bezel set with 26 baguette-cut white diamonds.

Contact Jacob & Co.’s sales team for more information regarding both timepieces on the brand’s website. Take a look at each design in the gallery above.

Jacob & Co Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

Jacob & Co. has dropped a $380 USD music box tourbillon to mark the 50th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather.

The Jacob & Co Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary certainly isn’t light on talking points with the full collector’s set including the watch, a red rose pen from Montegrappa and an engraved crystal decanter.
The vast 49mm watch houses the 634-component calibre JCMF04 movement which rotates inside the case and packs in a triple-axis flying tourbillon, a music box complication that plays Nino Rota’s ‘The Godfather’ theme using 120 pins against two combs and an enamel red rose at its centre.

“The Godfather is not just a great movie because of the way it was shot and directed,” says Benjamin Arabov, Jacob & Co. CEO. “It also contains some of the greatest scenes and dialogue in movie history.”
The watch illustrates that sentiment both inside and outside the case. The twin rose gold barrels that power the music box complication are engraved with the movie’s most memorable quotes – including “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” – on the exterior, bringing new lines of dialogue to the fore as they rotate.

The 18K grey gold caseband of the watch also features 13 photo-realistic scenes from the film in narrative order engraved over 30 hours using medical-grade ‘femtolaser’ technology, a process which allows for 256 tones within the metal.

The Godfather is the favourite film of Jacob & Co founder, Jacob Arabo, and was the first film he watched after moving to the US from Uzbekistan at the age of 14.
Francis Ford Coppola is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s greatest directors, and while he has created many great works of cinematic art, none stand as tall in popular consciousness as The Godfather. This multi-award-winning crime family masterpiece turns 50 this year, and Jacob & Co is in Sicily, celebrating the milestone in style.

When we say style, of course, we mean the Jacob & Co Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary , a limited edition of 50 pieces (naturally). This watch not only offers the combination of technical virtuosity and musical magic that we expect from the Opera, but it literally enshrines iconic moments from the movie on the case.
The 49mm, white gold case, might not have quite the scale as the silver screen, but on this watch, it serves as a sufficient backdrop for some emblematic scenes. The straight flanks of the case have been etched with a high-intensity, high-precision femtolaser technology that inscribes key moments from the film into the metal, with unparalleled clarity and precision, so every time you check the time you can look down at the patrician-like profile of Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone.
Of course, this unique case decoration is only one of the outstanding elements of the Opera. The other big party trick is, of course, the music. The open dial is dominated by two musical barrels, which power the music box mechanism, programmed to play the Godfather’s Main Theme. The barrels themselves are as aesthetic as they are functional, the rose gold cylinders are engraved with iconic quotes from the film. On top of that, the dial features the film’s marionette-like logo, the Jacob & Co Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary appellation and Don Corleone’s red rose, sculpted in the centre of the dial.

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin

By now there are so many Jacob & Co. Astronomias that it’s unclear whether more of them will fit into the universe to which they pay tribute. There’s the Astronomia Sky, the Astronomia Art, the Astronomia Tourbillon, the Astronomia Casino, the Astronomia Tourbillon Casino Baguette … You get the idea. These are large watches with a lot of opulence and technology fighting for space under their high-domed crystals. It’s the rare collector who appreciates things like a flying tourbillon paired with a 288-facet orange citrine, and it’s the even rarer one who can also afford it.
To this large family, in time for Geneva Watch Days, comes the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin, upon which the heavenly bodies of our solar system share space with a recent addition to life on earth: an extra-large rotating bitcoin symbol.

The watch has a base plate shaped like a microchip, because Bitcoin’s mom and dad are both computers, and its movement is surrounded by an engraving reading “peer to peer” and “blockchain” and “decentralized digital currency,” which are the “Drive Carefully, Me” of the cryptocurrency generation.
“This is the dawning of the age of Bitcoin” the announcement for this watch asserts. To my eyes, we seem to be witnessing the sunset rather than the dawning – though, to be fair, crypto must’ve felt like the next big thing when Jacob & Co. thought up this concept.
You’d have to have a set of ₿rass ₿alls to wear this watch. For those who like bling and horological complications, there is no doubt that the Astronomia is a grail (or beyond the grail) piece, but the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin seems about six months too late. Then again, there are only 25 of them, so the question is: Are there 25 serious hodlers out there with portfolios diversified enough to afford one? Probably so. And there is a zero percent chance that anyone who buys this watch is not thinking obsessively about it at Burning Man right now under the influence of some drug we have all yet to hear of.

Jacob & Co. Introduces the new Epic X

Amidst its vast catalog of high-end timepieces, the Jacob and Co. EPIC X has been — and still remains — Jacob & Co.’s most versatile and easy-to-wear timepiece. Launched in 2015, this collection was refreshed at Geneva Watch Days 2022, and one can now acquire an EPIC X in one of five versions: a highly polished stainless version that comes with a bracelet or honeycomb rubber strap (and with or without a diamond-adorned bezel); a black DLC-case version with matching black rubber strap; and a rose gold variant with matching rose gold bracelet or black rubber strap with green accents. Regardless of which version you may be interested in, what sets the 2022 models apart from the previous ones is a new case design and construction, as well as the fact that the brand opted for stainless steel instead of titanium.
All models share common specifications starting with the dimensions: a case diameter of 44mm and a thickness of 13.05mm, making the EPIC X one of the thinnest Jacob & Co. timepieces. As mentioned above, the brand is now offering the 2022 model with a stainless case, a major departure from the previous generation of Jacob and Co. EPIC X that used titanium. The signature X-shaped case design — where the angular lugs seem to be latching onto the bezel — is preserved in this new iteration, however, the overall design has been refined: The lugs are now full (as opposed to showing relief at the edges) and so is the bezel, which has a steeper decline towards the mid-case. The entirety of the cases of the stainless steel and rose gold versions are finished with high-polish surfaces throughout.
More specifically, the stainless steel version comes with accents of color in the blue aluminum elements present on the rehaut (where we can see the minute track), as well as the edges of the bridges that run vertically on the dial and the base of the crown. This version also comes with a newly designed five-link bracelet, the design of which echoes the redesigned case in that each link has angular profiles and is highly polished. Other accents of color can be found at the tips of the hour and minute hands in the red elements that existed in previous versions of the Jacob and Co. EPIC X , making reading time a breeze.
The first version of the rose gold edition looks similar to the stainless version in that both the case and bracelet are made of the same material, therefore creating continuity in the design. Where the stainless steel version has blue accents, the rose gold one that comes with the bracelet has black ones — in the rehaut and base of the crown. In this version, however, the bridges receive a full rose gold treatment. The version that comes with the black rubber strap displays vibrant accents of green aluminum elements, creating a stark contrast with the high-polished case.
On the very opposite side of the spectrum is the full black DLC version with matching black rubber strap. This version displays a full black treatment on the bridges, rehaut, and base of the crown. It comes with the brand’s signature honeycomb black rubber strap. The only accents of color can be found at the tips of the hour and minute hands, as well as the rose gold and steel components of the movement. Another common characteristic of the new 2022 models is the fact that the brand name and logo were moved from the right side of the dial to the 12 o’clock position on the rehaut, a detail that is more visible on the black DLC version.
Another common characteristic shared by all models is the iconic movement. Powering the entire collection is the hand-wound caliber JCAM45, a caliber designed specifically for Jacob & Co. that is highly recognizable by its skeletonized and vertical construction. This movement beats at 28,800 BPH (4Hz) and comes with 48 hours of power reserve. A key visual element of the 2022 Epic X collection that we have not yet mentioned is the Clous de Paris (or Parisian hobnail) texture on the bridges; in the previous versions of the Jacob and Co. EPIC X , the bridges were open. The Clous de Paris texture is recognizable for its pattern made of square-base pyramids with polished faces.
Lastly, and as mentioned above, the case of the 2022 Epic X collection has been refined to display more polished surfaces that interconnect more smoothly, especially on the stainless steel and rose gold iterations. The distinct X-shape of the lugs can also be found in the re-designed crown guards that are more prominent than on the previous versions, the latter also being full rather than having a stepped-construction.

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.