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Jacob & Co. has entered into a partnership with Paramount Pictures and acquired the rights to The Godfather. Jacob & Co. has gained access to the name, imagery, narrative and music from the iconic motion picture. These have become the inspiration for the ultimate movie tribute timepiece.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie's theater release, Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary contains visual, symbolic and graphic elements directly taken from the movie, fitted in and on the timepiece. The side of the 49-mm white gold case is entirely engraved with thirteen emblematic scenes from the movie. Thirteen famous quotes from the movies are gold-engraved on the music box cylinders. In the center, it contains the rose Vito Corleone wears on his lapel. Marlon Brando’s portrait as the Don. The puppeteer strings from the movie poster. A piano and a violin-shaped crank as a reference to the ubiquitous Nino Rota soundtrack, whose main theme the music box plays on demand. The Godfather was the first movie Jacob Arabo saw in a movie theater after coming to the U.S.A. The Godfather is not just a watchmaking achievement. It is a deeply personal creation. It takes the symbolic dimension of the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary to new heights and makes it the ultimate watchmaking tribute to Coppola's creation.

From a creative partnership to design inspiration. From the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Like a fresco, the case of Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary spells out The Godfather’s story board.


Creating the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary‘s case was a unique challenge. The white gold case was the only blank area in the Opera Godfather. Jacob & Co. used it to add a new narrative. Thirteen scenes are etched on it, using ground-breaking high-intensity, high-precision femtolaser technology that allows an unparalleled level of realism and vividness. Caliber JCFM04 is a movement like no other. It combines high watchmaking and The Godfather's actual music. Made of a total of 658 components, the movement rotates as it plays the movie's famous main theme. Two sets of combs and blades play the notes of that 30-second tune, which resonate far outside the case. Caliber JCFM04 also includes a triple-axis, flying tourbillon. This extremely rare complication is made even more special as it rotates along with the rest of the movement when the on-demand melody is activated. Such a set of complications and structure are entirely unique.

658 components. Music box playing 30-second The Godfather theme with rotating movement. Triple-axis flying tourbillon. Godfather-inspired decor. 50-hour power reserve. Femto-laser etched case.


The 654-component Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary movement is built on top of a rotating base. It tells time with an off-centered rotating dial. It features a flying, high speed, triple-axis tourbillon. This contemporary complication is mastered only by the most qualified movement constructors and watchmakers.


Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary is dedicated to the namesake motion picture, its actors, its authors and fans. It's also a statement piece, showing what luxury watchmaking becomes when freed from conventions and limitations.



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