Jacob & Co has just unveiled what is perhaps one of its most impressive tourbillon timepieces we’ve ever seen, inspired by the Bugatti Chiron.
Fitting dubbed the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, the timepiece took roughly a year to develop and features a small version of the French hypercar’s W16 engine block crafted from sapphire crystal. This extraordinarily detailed tiny engine block features 16 miniature pistons that move up and down thanks to a replica crankshaft. Jacob & Co is so proud of this crankshaft that it describes it as “one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured.”
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[🔊Sound On🔊] Capturing the #Chiron. Ever since the first automobiles competed for the fastest laps and times, watches and cars have been inexorably linked. Car aficionados love watches, reveling in the mechanical precision, beauty, and performance of both. But watches could never capture the feel, energy, and power of a high-performance car engine.⠀ ⠀⠀ That is… until today. Introducing the new Bugatti Chiron 16 Cylinder Tourbillon from @jacobandco. #jacobandcochiron⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #jacobandco #jacobandcowatches #hautehorlogerie #hautehorology #inspiredbytheimpossible #bugatti #bugattichiron
This incredible creation is powered with a movement that emulates the 16-cylinder Bugatti engine, complete with crankshaft and pistons. In fact, the 16-cylinder piston engine of the manual winding movement consists of a massive 578 hand-assembled parts.
The Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon costs an eye-watering (to us) $280,000, which is a small house or McLaren 720S-type money. But if you can afford a $3.0 million Chiron, you probably won’t notice an extra $280,000 missing from your overseas bank account.