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Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Pavé

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Story

It started with an idea conceived by Jacob & Co. together with Bugatti - how to reproduce the visceral sensation of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine in a timepiece.

After almost a full year of development, the answer is in the form of the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon. Everything is designed to honor the Chiron in a timepiece. The case is inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron and the movement, including the "engine block," intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine, is placed under a massive sapphire crystal, on display for all to see.

About the Partnership

In 2019, Bugatti and Jacob & Co. signed a multi-year partnership to create unique, never-before-seen timepieces. These watches are true to the spirit of both companies, while taking watchmaking to impossible heights.

To inaugurate this partnership led by performance, two timepieces were created. These watches, based on the Twin Turbo Furious and the Epic X Chrono, were directly inspired by the unique design and spirit of Bugatti hypercars.

In 2020, Jacob & Co. and Bugatti introduced the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noir, and the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon.

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Tourbillon

The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon features a 30º inclined tourbillon, the first time Jacob & Co. has ever used an inclined tourbillon. The "flying" part of the tourbillon means that the regulating organ is only supported on one side, so the tourbillon is even more mesmerizing. The 30º inclination makes it easier to admire this incredible complication.

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Engine Animation

Push the right crown of the timepiece and the engine comes to life - the crankshaft turns and the 16 pistons pump up and down, just like a true internal combustion engine. Two "turbochargers" (down from four in the actual Chiron engine) on the side of the engine block spin while the engine runs, adding to the visual impact.

Incredible to see and unbelievably complicated to realize (the movement is comprised of 578 components), the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon timepiece has done something no one has ever even attempted before - to seamlessly marry engines and watches.

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Power Reserve

The power reserves for the animation and the power reserve for timekeeping are different, yet both are wound through the winding crown, clockwise for the movement, counterclockwise for the engine animation. The power reserve indication for timekeeping even has the universal gas pump symbol on the side of the gauge at nine o'clock.

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Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Pavé Video

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Movement Suspension

The movement is completely suspended in four places, with what looks like actual automobile shocks from the Chiron. The movement is, in fact, floating inside the case -- you can see it move up and down. Framing the engine block are two "exhausts," completing the engine theme of the design.


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Crowns

The crowns for the watch are at the bottom of the case - the left crown sets the time, the middle crown winds both the movement (60 hours of power reserve) and the animation, and a push of the right-hand crown starts the animation.

The suspension of the movement caused an additional challenge for the movement designers, as they had to create (and patent) a special automotive-style jointed transverse system so the crown posts aren't damaged by the movement going up and down inside the case.

The power reserve for the animation and the power reserve for timekeeping are different, yet both are wound through the winding crown, clockwise for the movement, counterclockwise for the engine animation. The power reserve indication even has the universal gas pump symbol on the side of the gauge at nine o'clock.

The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon from Jacob & Co. is a world-first -- a true engine on the wrist.

Case and Crystal

The 18K rose gold case of the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, designed to match the styling of the Chiron hyper sports car, is covered with 419 brilliant-cut sparkling pavé set diamonds. with whit diamonds.

The top and sides of the watch are paved with sapphire crystal, making every single facet of the watch visible. Most captivating, of course, is the engine block animation. The crankshaft driving this is one of the smallest and most complicated watch parts ever manufactured, made out of one solid steel piece. The pistons, challenging to fabricate in their own right, are mounted onto the crankshaft at varying angles to maximize the show.

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Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Pavé Tutorial Video

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At A Glance

A 16-piston, on demand engine animation -- the first time ever in a wristwatch.

578 movement components.

18K rose gold and diamond-set case, its shape is inspired by the Bugatti Chiron Hypercar, including the horseshoe grill.

Movement suspended in four places.

Special jointed crown posts developed due to the suspension.

30º inclined flying tourbillon.

60 hour power reserve.

Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: BU200.40.RD.AA.ABRUA

MOVEMENT: Caliber: Manufacture Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM37; Size: 41.7x36mm; Height: 15.60mm; Components: 578; Jewels: 51; Shock Protection System: Incabloc; Power Reserve: 60h; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3Hz); Decoration: Blue Sapphire on Tourbillon; Functions: 1. Hours, Minutes; 2. 1 minute Tourbillon cage 30° inclined; 3. "W16 engine" in a sapphire block 4. Animation on demand (pusher on the right) creating a rotation of pistons and crankshaft; 5. Power Reserve Indicator at 9 o'clock.

CASE: Size: 55x44mm; Height: 20mm; Material: 18K Rose Gold pavé set with 419 brilliant-cut white diamonds (~7.66 ct.); Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal; Caseback: 18K Rose Gold; Open caseback; Crowns and Pushers: Black DLC; Water resistance: 30m (3atm).

DIAL: Rose Gold Dial; Blue Index and Blue "EB" logo; Rose Gold Hands with Blue tips.

WINDING & TIME SETTING: Left stem: Time setting Central stem: Movement Winding (clockwise) and animation (counter clockwise).

STRAP & CLASP: STRAP: Rubber; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold and Titanium Deployant Buckle.

LIMITED EDITION: 36 pieces

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