Jacob & Co. and Bugatti

Jacob & Co. unveils $1.5 million Bugatti Chiron blue sapphire crystal watch with ‘engine’ inside The watchmaker has reunited with Bugatti for a timepiece that pays homage to the Chiron supercar – specifically its 16-cylinder engine.

Jacob & Co. and Bugatti are back with another Chiron-inspired timepiece.

On Wednesday, the jewelry company and automaker took the wraps off the Bugatti Chiron in blue sapphire crystal, a $1.5 million timepiece that pays homage to the coveted supercar. Inside the watch is a fully running miniature version of the Bugatti W16 engine. While the movement powers the chronograph functions and the 60-second flying tourbillon, the automation is engaged by pressing the right crown; when done, the mini ‘engine’ will kick in, causing its 16 pistons to pump and boost the two turbo to rotate. wrist watches for men

The tonneau-shaped case is made entirely of sapphire crystal in a unique shade of blue, created through a mix of minerals and metals. While the color of the case is striking, it remains transparent enough to reveal every detail of the JCAM37 hand-wound movement, including a tilted 30º tourbillon. The transparent case also allows a glimpse of the 51 jewels used in the watch movement.

“At Jacob & Co., we’ve been developing luxury watches that no one else can imagine,” Jacob & Co. Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Arabov said in a statement. “With the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon timepiece, we did something that had never been attempted before and created the world’s first true engine on the wrist.”

Back in 2019, the two companies began a partnership that has since created several Bugatti-inspired timepieces such as the Twin Turbo Furious and Epic X Chrono. nice fake watches