Jacob & Co. together with Bugatti spent almost a year developing a unique timepiece that reproduces the visceral sensation of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine.
What they ended up creating is the groundbreaking 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 and a 60-second flying tourbillon.
Most importantly inside the case is a fully operational recreation of the iconic Bugatti W16 engine, powered by the same movement. When the automation is activated, the "engine" comes to life with its 16 pistons pumping and two turbochargers spinning.
The Bugatti Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal goes one step further by creating a watch case made completely out of sapphire crystal. It is one of the top achievements in high watchmaking. It was the result of several months of materials processing, high level machinery and hand polishing to produce a case that exposes every part of the 578 hand-decorated and hand-assembled components of the JCAM37 manual wound caliber, making this timepiece every bit as admirable as the car that serves as its inspiration.
Adding color to the sapphire crystal complicates the process of creating the Bugatti Chiron case further. However, the final results show that the effort is worth it as the case exhibits a unique Blue color while maintaining its transparency.
Size & Material
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) Functions: 1. Hours, Minutes 2. 1 minute Tourbillon cage 30° inclined (diamond on top) 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: 57.8x44.4mm Height: 21.5mm Material: Anti-Reflective Blue Sapphire Crystal Caseback: Sapphire Crystal Crowns and Pushers: Sapphire Crystal and Titanium Water resistance: 30m (3atm)
Dial: Blue Index and Blue “EB” logo; Rhodium Hands with blue tips
Winding and Timing Setting: Left stem: Time setting Central stem: Movement Winding (clockwise) and animation (counter clockwise)
Strap and Clasp: Strap: Rubber Clasp: Titanium Deployment Buckle
Limited Edition: Piece Unique
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