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Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

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STORY

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary combines the world of ultra-high-end watchmaking with the breathtaking complexity of a mechanical music box, playing the stirring theme music of The Godfather. This 50-piece limited series is a striking cinematic, graphic and musical recollection of Francis Ford Coppola's cult classic that surpasses every previous iteration. A worthy and symbolic celebration of a motion picture that turned 50 without aging in the least.

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary incorporates thirteen of the movie's scenes, in the same narrative order as in the movie. This graphic synopsis is laser-etched onto the white gold case with an unprecedented level of vividness and quality.

The piece also features the movie's thirteen most famous quotes engraved on the music box barrels. Some of them are firmly anchored in popular culture, the most famous being "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

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LASER-ENGRAVED CASE

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary is housed in a 49-mm white gold case whose sides are decorated with thirteen emblematic scenes from the movie. Each scene is etched on the case using ground-breaking high-intensity, high-precision femtolaser technology that allows unparalleled emotion through realism. The engraving process of each case takes no less than 30 hours under laser beams.

The etching process creates unprecedented realism and vividness, so that one actually feels the frame from The Godfather's movie reel, complete with its notches. The thirteen scenes include: The doors to the Corleone compound. The car Sonny Corleone gets shot in. Michael and his first wife Apollonia walking after their wedding. Moe Green's glasses with a bullet hole in them. These thirteen frames are laid out in a literal, cinematic way and in the same order as in the movie.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

QUOTE-ENGRAVED BARRELS

As The Godfather is famous for some of its quotes, they made their way into the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary. The two barrels of the music box mechanism proved to be an ideal and available space to engrave.

On the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary, they carry thirteen famous lines such as the iconic "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse," "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes" or "Never ask me about my business." The barrels are crafted from rose gold, engraved and polished.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

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Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

GODFATHER MUSICAL COMPLICATION

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary brings the rarest type of audible complications to front. Its music box, engineered into the strict constraints of a wristwatch and designed to play the iconic theme music of The Godfather, recreated into this purely mechanical format in official partnership with Paramount Pictures.

A single press on the pusher situated at the 10 o'clock position of the case initiates the chiming mechanism and sets 658 components into motion. A pair of uniquely crafted cylinders begin to rotate at a finely calculated tempo, brushing their 36 teeth against a pair of combs to play a total of 120 notes of the original movie theme.

In unison with the 30-second operation of the chiming function, the entire movement and dial assembly of the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary perform a rotation of 120°, a singular feat that serves as a testament to the powerful engineering that lives inside the JCFM04 caliber.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

PIANO

Integrated as part of the music box, the keys of the piano are in reality the comb that contacts the pins of the cylinder, producing the music. As a result, the keys of the piano are moving while the music is playing.

The Piano and Godfather logo plate covering the combs are of a perfectly polished PVD black with rose gold decor. One features the classic image of Marlon Brando as Don Corleone, the other the puppeteer strings from the original movie poster with the "50 years" logo.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

ROSE MINIATURE FIGURINE

Sitting in the very center of the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary is a miniature, hand-engraved and hand-painted figurine of the rose the Godfather wears on his lapel. A symbol of the original book, of the movie and of the Don, it represents one of the many tributes the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary pays to The Godfather.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

VIOLIN CRANK

On the case is the 18K gold winding crank, in the shape of a violin, replacing the traditional crown. This crank charges the power reserve for the movement and for the music box function.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

PEN

It also contains an all-new version of The Godfather Pen, which is an integral part of the Jacob & Co. Godfather universe. This black celluloid fountain pen features an ample rose resting at the top of the cap, rendered in red and green enamel.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

DECANTER

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary holds a special place in the Jacob & Co. collections. Its unique, strategic, innovative, emotional and graphic position is further consolidated by a special wood case, lined with red velvet. It contains a crystal decanter with a high-resolution print of Marlon Brando and The Godfather main logo.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

TRIPLE-AXIS GRAVITATIONAL FLYING TOURBILLON

The tourbillon was originally invented as a single-axis, rotating cage to carry the regulating organ of a mechanical pocket watch for improved timekeeping performance. Composed of a total of 104 components that altogether weigh just 1.15 grams, the triple-axis tourbillon of the Opera Godfather is at the forefront of modern watchmaking. With an average component weight of just 0.011 grams (0.00039 ounces), it is a spectacular constellation of individually barely visible parts that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, fulfill the primary duty of a precious timepiece: that of accurate timekeeping.

The triple-axis tourbillon's delicately detailed assembly rotates on three axes simultaneously: a full rotation on the 1st axis takes 24 seconds, on the 2nd axis 48 seconds, and on the third axis 180 seconds to complete. As it is only held by its bottom end, with no upper bridge covering it, this tourbillon is also of the flying kind.

Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

DIAL & HANDS

Time is displayed on a sub-dial with a linear design executed in highly polished 18k rose gold. It's pattern furthers that of the piano and rests on a circular slate of sapphire. Hours and minutes are indicated by a set of blue finished hands.

Thanks to ingenious watchmaking solutions and a patented differential system inside the JCFM04 caliber, time display always remains in the correct 12/6 orientation while the entire platform of the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary rotates during the operation of the music box complication.

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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: OP110.30.AA.AA.ABALA

MOVEMENT:
Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual-Winding JCFM04
Diameter: 43mm
Height: 17.2mm
Material: Steel, brass, platinum and titanium
Components: 658
Power Reserve: 50 Hours
Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz)
Jewels: 58
System: Triple Axis Flying Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Comb
Finishes: bridges and plates shot-blasted and black-PVD
barrels: circular graining
screws: beveled and mirror-polished

FUNCTIONS:
Subsidiary hour and minute dial with differential
Triple-axis Flying gravitational tourbillon (97 components; 1.79g):
1st Axis : rotation in 24 seconds
2nd Axis : rotation in 48 seconds
3rd Axis : rotation in 180 seconds
Godfather Melody activated by pusher at 10 o'clock;
Rotation of 2 cylinders against 2 combs (36 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes, Made of 18K rose gold laser-engraved with quotes from The Godfather
Miniature Rose Figurine at the Center of the Movement
18K Rose Gold and black PVD "The Godfather 50 Years" plate; Black lacquered piano with
Marlon Brando's image
Movement Rotation of 120° in approximately 30 Seconds

CASE:
Diameter: 49 mm
Height: 20 mm
Material: 18K White Gold
Case Back: 18K White Gold, "The Godfather 50 years" engraved logo
Caseband: 18K White gold, laser-etched with 13 scenes from The Godfather
Crowns: Time-Setting via 18K White Gold lift-out Rotating Bow on Caseback; Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin Crank-handle
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 30m (3 atm)

DIAL & HANDS:
Dial: Sapphire with Rose Gold prints
Hands: Blued Jacob&Co.-designed hands

STRAP & CLASP:
Strap : Black Alligator Leather
Clasp: 18K White Gold Folding clasp

2-year warranty

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