When it comes to statement timepieces, few brands do it better than Jacob & Co., which started as a jewelry company in 1986 and started making watches in 2002. There’s nothing traditional about Jacob & Co.’s watches, as evidenced by the likes of the Astronomia Solar and the Epic SF 24. This year, the brand unveils what might be one of its most refined and outrageous watches to date, the Twin Turbo Furious. The name hints at how fast its twin tourbillon spins, but what it doesn’t tell you is that the twin tourbillon is actually a three-axis variant that also contains a decimal minute repeater, monopusher chronograph and a different The usual complication, known as the reference time difference. Let’s take a closer look at the Twin Turbo Furious.
The Twin Turbo Furious is the Twin Turbo Twin Three-Axis Tourbillon Minute Repeater (yes, that’s the name. It doesn’t roll off the tongue, does it?) 2016 watch. Like the Twin Turbo, the Twin Turbo Furious has a modern rectangular case that is 57mm wide, 52mm wide between the lugs and 17mm thick. The watch looks larger than the specs suggest, since most of it is actually a large, curved sapphire crystal. People will take notice of the watch, I promise.
The most unusual aspect of this case has to be the crown and accompanying crank. The crank handle can be removed from the case, making winding the watch fun and easy. On the other side of the case is the activator for the decimal minute repeater. The decimal minute repeater differs from the traditional minute repeater in that it strikes ten minutes instead of a quarter of an hour. This makes it easier to “hear” the time.
The wide dial is a cacophony of colours, dials and hands. The main dial itself is actually a smoked sapphire crystal bearing the Jacob & Co. logo. Around the periphery is a red neuralithe ring with white Super-LumiNova hour markers and seconds hand. By our way, we have the Pit Board, which is part of the reference time difference. This complication is used in conjunction with a chronograph to quickly indicate how many seconds an elapsed time has advanced or lost compared to a reference time. The reference time is set using the crown and can be set up to 5 minutes and 59 seconds, indicated by an aperture at 6 o’clock on the main counter. In the image above, the reference time is set to 1 minute and 56 seconds. Once the timer stops,
Moving on to the rest of the dial, we have the usual seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and the chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock. Beneath the chronograph dials are two triaxial tourbillons connected by a differential so that the rate of each tourbillon is effectively averaged. These tourbillons spin very fast, hence the name Twin Turbo Furious. The first axis makes a revolution every 24 seconds, the second axis makes a revolution every 8 seconds, and finally the third axis makes a revolution every 30 seconds. The end result is quite astonishing, as the tourbillon is constantly in “violent” motion. Between the two tourbillons is a power reserve indicator. swiss watches brands
Contrary to what you might think, the dial is actually pretty easy to read. Admittedly, it’s rather messy, but the big red hour and minute hands with red tips and white Super-LumiNova greatly improve legibility. The bigger problem is trying not to get mesmerized by those two fast-spinning tourbillons.
The movement inside is a Jacob & Co. caliber JCFM05, visible through the sapphire display case back. It is a behemoth of a movement with a staggering 832 components and an unusual construction. At the top is the hammer for the decimal minute repeater, down is the column wheel for the chronograph. Dominating the bottom of the movement are the tourbillon’s two gold skeletonized wheels.
The movement is also elaborately decorated, with hand-chamfered and polished bridges and bridges, black polished surfaces on multiple surfaces, circular graining on the wheels, barrel and bridges, and polished jeweled countersinks. Speaking of jewels, the movement has a total of 75 jewels.
The Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious is a statement piece. The shape is bold, and the technology of the Fake Watches Online Sale itself complements its shape. Whatever your opinion of its looks, there’s no denying that this is a very complicated watch with some interesting complications. Making a decimal minute repeater is hard enough, but combining it with two three-axis tourbillons, a chronograph and a reference time difference is unheard of.