Super sports car meets super watch.
Bugatti Chiron is Bugatti’s latest activity in extreme automotive engineering. For car enthusiasts, this seems to be a “love and hate” proposition. When Veyron first came out, I had the opportunity to experience it. Although I was quite sure that I was far away from the target population, I still considered it a member of the Homo sapiens species. One ton (to be precise, two tons, and change) of fun, I am very happy that it exists.
I have the same view of Jacob & Co.’s watchmaking industry. The company continues to practice a kind of watchmaking industry. On the one hand, many people are trying but rarely successful: Maximistist, the unstoppable top timepieces, they are only timing tools. By the way. These were and were mechanical fantasies installed on the wrist. They may be more like traditional watches than mechanical entertainment devices such as automatic entertainment machines.
The latest collaboration between Bugatti and Jacobs has just given birth to one of the most prosperous watches I have seen in a long time: the Bugatti Chiron tourbillon. Chiron is a pure sport-the core of the car is its huge, 8-liter W16 engine mounted on the mid-chassis, which can be released-hold your shorts, Gertrude -1,479 horsepower, easy to drive the car The top speed to the electronic limit state is 261 miles per hour. (James Stacey of HODINKEE drove the Veyron and told me that it could “find it on any ramp without exaggeration” in fourth gear at 200 km/h.)
Natürlich’s Bugatti Chiron tourbillon is also pure movement. Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity was produced by asking a very simple but penetrating question: “What would the world be like if you ride a beam of light?” Similarly, Bugatti Chiron (Bugatti Chiron) ) The tourbillon also comes from an equally simple and profound question: “If you make a miniature working machine model of the W16 engine in Bugatti Chiron and put it in a watch, what will you get? We should Throw the tourbillon in, don’t forget the turbocharger?” What you get is the Bugatti Chiron tourbillon.
As the saying goes: “Say it in tin dialect.” This is indeed a tourbillon watch with Brobdingnagian weight and extremely heavy impact-54mm x 44mm. However, when used in parallel with an actual watch, the basic size becomes trivial. The case is occupied by a manually-wound JCAM37 calibre with a tourbillon regulator and an honest and trustworthy W16 engine, which occupies at least half of the case. Push the actuator to the side of the housing, the crankshaft rotates, the piston moves, and the micro turbocharger starts to rotate.
If there is a watch luxury that needs to be appreciated in practice, that’s it. To be honest, you can only judge the watch based on the photo, not the metal. In order to fully understand the impact of this watch, you must witness its operation with your own eyes. This is absolutely correct.
There is a famous line in the movie “Jurassic Park” in which the chaotic mathematician Ian Malcolm rebukes the dinosaur maker, and he shouts: “Your scientists are fully focused on whether it is possible. They kept thinking about whether they should be! “Of course, the truth of the matter is that when you see Tyrannosaurus rex, you are on the side of the dinosaur maker-condemning the institutional ethics review committee for making dinosaurs cool. I have the same feeling about this watch. Of course, there is no reason for it to exist. Needless to say, the method of blowing a quarter million dollars is like Chiron’s method of blowing a quarter, absolutely irresistible (though at that point, who is more?).
However, facing the imagination and timid gradualism that many high-end watchmaking industries in Switzerland lack, it is also a resolutely upright middle finger. Okay, biensûr, this is a car-themed watch that costs US$280,000; so what? Overpriced car-themed watches are only a dime, and we all know what most of them look like. There is some carbon fiber here, some rubber there, a perforated strap with colorful stitching, and voila, this is a car-themed watch. In fact, it is necessary to concentrate on producing micro working engines (with strong synthetic sapphire engine blocks), which sets a new high standard for the manufacture of watches adjacent to the car. I will never own a Chiron or this watch, but I cannot do my best to combine imagination and sheer courage.
Model: Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon
Dimensions: 54mm x 44mm
Case material: black titanium; sapphire front and back
Waterproof depth: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber with titanium folding clasp
Caliber: Manufacture Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM37
Functions: Hours and minutes; power reserve
Dimensions: 41.70mm x 36mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Additional Details: 30º inclined tourbillon; miniature model of a W16 engine with synthetic sapphire engine block