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 year of development working together, they created the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon. Everything in this timepiece is designed to honor the Chiron hyper sports car. The sleek tonneau-shaped case is inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron. The movement powers the timing functions, a 60-second flying tourbillon and, most importantly, a fully operational recreation of the Bugatti iconic W16 engine. The entire movement is on display beneath a wide piece of sapphire crystal.
The Bugatti Chiron White Diamonds And Orange Degrade Sapphires is a unique piece in 18K white gold. It features 132 white diamonds (7.36 ct), 109 black spinel (5.43 ct), 98 orange sapphires (2.36 ct), 60 baguette orange sapphires on the three crowns and pushers (2.25 ct each), and 18 diamonds on the buckle of the rubber strap (1.71 ct), and one last white diamond sitting on top of the flying tourbillon with a 30° incline. The dial's indices are made of 26 white diamonds and orange degrade sapphires, all pentagon-cut.