Jacob & Co., luxury jewelry and timepiece manufacturer has teamed up with French carmaker Buggati to create an exclusive wristwatch. Based on Buggati Chiron hyper car, the limited edition timepiece comes with a hefty price of $280,000. The manual winding movement is depicted in 3D and is working miniature representation of supercar’s W16-cylinder engine, complete with pistons and a crankshaft.
Dubbed Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, this exclusive auto-inspired timepiece is intricately designed after the movement of Buggati Chiron. The manually wound movement comprises 578 hand-assembled components. It took about a year for Jacob & Co. to develop this complex watch. However, the most impressive feature of the watch is the movement of 16 tiny pistons similarly to a Buggati engine. You just have to push a button to rotate the crankshaft which in turn drives the pistons. Crafted from a single piece of steel, this crankshaft is one of the smallest and complex parts ever to be made for a watch.
Moreover, the baseplate and movement of Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is suspended inside the case by four struts which look like shocks of a car. Interestingly, these shocks allow the movement to hover up and down a little inside the case during wearer’s movement. The timepiece comes with a one-minute tourbillon cage inclined to 30 degrees. It can be seen from a small vent which is inspired from iconic Buggati horseshoe grill.
The Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is 44mm in width, 54mm in length and 20mm thick. Its black titanium case is inspired from flowing lines of the Buggati Chiron hyper car. Sapphire on the top and side of the case allows one to view the engine and other mechanism of the watch. The Tourbillon comes with a Buggati logo on the engine compartment whereas Jacob & Co. logo is on the flying tourbillon.
The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon is a limited edition of 250 pieces only. Also, you have to be super rich to get one as it comes with a huge price of $280,000.