If Jacob & Co. cheap watches are not the most discreet, then one thing is undeniable; they are both visually and mechanically spectacular. There are some fascinating things in these miniature animations or actions that play music…like it or not, but as far as watchmaking is concerned, these are impressive works. The latest creation of the brand is actually a collaboration with the equally gorgeous automaker Bugatti and will not change. Meet the new Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, with an animated W16 on your wrist (yes, really).
If you think it is a super high-end car, that can accumulate all the most advanced cars possible, it must be a Bugatti. The fastest, the most powerful, the most unique… The brand’s latest model, the Chiron, is a dream machine, one of the largest engines on the market with 1,500 bhp, capable of running comfortably at 260 mph, allowing your Everyday cars are jealous. But this is not done by luck or as a prototype, but by a fully functional, reliable, and popular-tested project. With this pedigree, what kind of watch can match it?
There is an undeniable connection between automation and watchmaking, because both fields rely on mechanical engines to drive wheels or hands. The objects of these passions are often the same person, but it is difficult for a watch to reproduce the style of a car engine, let alone the heartfelt feel of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine. Well, until Jacob & Co. developed the Bugatti Chiron tourbillon. In fact, it is a watch. It displays the time. It is adjusted by a one-minute tourbillon… It is characterized by an automaton that can replicate the Chiron engine.
So it is true that this engine does not have a timing function, it is for etiquette, but there are some fascinating things in its movement. Push the right crown of the timepiece, the engine starts to run, the crankshaft rotates, and the pistons are pumped up and down, just like a real internal combustion engine. When the engine is running, the two turbochargers on the side of the engine block (instead of the four in the Chiron) increase the visual impact. The miniature engine is encapsulated in a sapphire block, and the crankshaft is one of the smallest and most complex watch parts ever manufactured by the brand, made from a single piece of solid steel.
The case of the Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, as expected by the brand, is large, surrounded by sapphire crystals to release the movement’s vision. It pays tribute to the car named after it, including the horseshoe-shaped front grille. The case is made of titanium. The “back” of the case is also an ode to automation. There are three crowns: the left crown sets the time, the middle crown winds the movement (60 hours power reserve) and animation at the same time, press the right crown-the hand crown starts the animation .
In addition to the animation, the Bugatti Chiron tourbillon also indicates the time and has a movement that is adjusted by a 1-minute tilting tourbillon pointing in front of the wearer. Once again as a reference for the automotive world, the movement is suspended in the case in four positions and has shock absorbers. Although it looks cool, this movement that moves up and down has its own problems, because a special automotive-style lateral system must be created (and patented) so that the crown column will not be damaged by the movement of the movement. The last point is the power reserve at 3 o’clock, shaped like a fuel gauge… fake watches uk