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Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

STORY

The Opera Godfather Musical Watch combines the world of ultra-high-end watchmaking with the breathtaking complexity of a mechanical musical box, playing the stirring theme music of The Godfather. The Opera Godfather is powered by its exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement, a caliber of absolutely peerless construction and an unmatched capacity to amaze and entertain.

Created in official partnership with Paramount Consumer Products, the Opera Godfather utilizes its bespoke complication of two rotating cylinders with a total of 36 teeth turning against two combs to play a melody of 120 notes of The Godfather theme music.

It isn't all just about the music: the Opera Godfather relies on a spectacular triple-axis gravitational tourbillon to ensure accurate timekeeping, and to represent Jacob & Co's cutting-edge watchmaking expertise. A combination of steel, brass, platinum and titanium components in the JCFM04 caliber, as well as their hand-finished decorations, connect the artistic and technical sides of the Opera Godfather.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

TRIPLE-AXIS GRAVITATIONAL 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. The Opera Godfather brings this 224-year-old invention to new levels of refinement and complexity, as it's paired with a music box complication, rotating movement and differential dial.

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. This is a new take on how tourbillons can operate, when engineered with cutting-edge technologies and timeless horological heritage in mind.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

GODFATHER MUSICAL COMPLICATION

Chiming mechanisms represent some of the most complicated and challenging in haute horlogerie. The Opera Godfather brings the rarest type of audible complications to front: that of a musical 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 Consumer Products.

A single press on the pusher situated at the 10 o'clock position of the case - crafted from 18K rose gold - initiates the chiming mechanism and sets over 600 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 approximately 30-second operation of the chiming function, the entire movement and dial assembly of the Opera Godfather performs a rotation of 120°, a singular feat that serves as a testament to the powerful engineering that lives inside the JCFM04 caliber.

The Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds' cylinders are invisibly set with a total of 666 brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 1.85 ct.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

PIANO

Integrated as part of the music box, the keys of the 18K gold 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 set with respectively 26 and 38 baguette-cut diamonds.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

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. The Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds' is set with 14 baguette diamonds.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

CASE & CRYSTAL

The case and lug structure of the Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds are crafted from 18K Rose Gold. Together, they're invisibly set with a total of 218 baguette-cut diamonds, totaling 19.47 ct. Its front crystal is uniquely domed so as to reveal the entire construction and every detail of the Opera Godfather's complications. The setting is accomplished via a lift-out bow on the 18K rose gold case back.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

DIAL & HANDS

Time is displayed on a sub-dial with a linear design executed in highly polished 18k rose gold. It's invisibly set with a total of 59 baguette-cut diamonds. 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 Baguette Diamonds rotates during the operation of the music box complication.

Opera Godfather Baguette Diamonds

Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: OP820.40.BD.BD.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 Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Comb
Finishing: Bridges and plates: Shot-blasted and Black PVD finish; 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, decorated with 18K Rose Gold music score, set with 666 Brilliant-cut Diamonds ( 1.85 ct)
Miniature Godfather Figurine at the Center of the Movement
Rose Gold Pianos Set With 26 Baguette Diamonds
Movement Rotation of 120° in approximately 30 Seconds

CASE:
Diameter: 49mm
Height: 20mm
Material: 18K Rose Gold; Set with 217 Baguette Diamonds ( 19.47 ct.)
Case Back: 18K Rose Gold
Crowns: Time-Setting via 18K Rose Gold lift-out Rotating Bow on Caseback; Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin Crank-handle, Set with 14 Baguette Diamonds ( 0.42 ct.)
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 30m (3 atm)

DIAL & HANDS:
Dial: 18K Rose Gold, Set with 59 Baguette Diamonds
Hands: Blued Jacob&Co.-designed hands

STRAP & CLASP:
Strap : Black Alligator Leather
Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Folding clasp, Set with 18 Baguette Diamonds ( 1.74 ct.)
2-year warranty

Limited Edition: 6 pieces


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