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OIL PUMP

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Jacob & Co. is on a mission to explore every existing horological complication, and to create new functionalities. One of the rarest and most prized ones is the automaton. Animated sequences of figurines on the dial is a classic endeavor in clock-making, yet infinitely more complex in wristwatch format. Jacob & Co. has modernized the concept and set it in an intense universe. Oil Pump is a three-dimensional, animated depiction of an oil well with watchmaking parts. The rig itself is the star in Oil Pump. It bobs up and down and recreates the way an actual derrick works. It's coupled with a drill-head, symbolized by a downward-facing twin-axis tourbillon. Around them, Jacob & Co. recreated the physical environment of an oil well, complete with barrel, piping and manifold. Oil Pump is a large format expression of creativity. A demonstration of horological expertise. A showcase of Jacob & Co.'s unique ability to craft meaningful narratives.

From a creative concept to design inspiration. To the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Oil Pump orchestrates a symbol of a USD 4.3 trn industry and the rarest of all complications : the automaton.

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Caliber JCAM33 is one of only a handful of automaton movements ever made for wristwatches. Its aim is to be both a high watchmaking movement and a storyteller. Every complication included in this 510-component system has a part to play on the dial as a character in a narrative. Developed from scratch, caliber JCAM33 features a tourbillon that looks like no other. It's anchored near the center of the movement and has a long cantilever facing downwards. It rotates on two axes, like a drill head. The automaton is a unique feature. Activated by the pusher located at 2 o'clock, it animates two typical derricks, known as horse heads. This 3D construction of extreme detail is part of a dial developed like a miniature scene in a large format clock. All the elements are custom-crafted and hand-finished. Making them look and feel like actual gear found on a drill site is a result of creative design, innovative thinking and a high level of craft. Jacob & Co.'s know-how shows in a unique manner in Oil Pump.

Double derrick automaton. Flying double-axis tourbillon. Power reserve indicator. Three-dimensional oil rig decor. 60-hour power reserve. 510 components.

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Oil Pump is powered by caliber JCAM33. A movement that has, like many in the Jacob & Co. catalog, zero equivalent in the current watchmaking world. It was developed especially so that its complications could express Oil Pump's narrative.

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Oil Pump is a large-sized and powerful depiction of an oil well and therefore, an acknowledgment of the vital importance of oil in our societies. However controversial, the 4.3 trn Dollar industry is a symbol of wealth and achievement. Oil Pump is reserved for those who hear the word “gold” in “black gold”.

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