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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.

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Opera Godfather Baguette is a tribute piece and a music playing timepiece. The 49-mm case contains visual, symbolic and graphic elements directly taken from the movie. A miniature sculpture of Don Vito Corleone sitting on his chair. 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, a uniquely entertaining timepiece and a thrilling concept. The Opera Godfather Baguette is its high jewelry version, invisibly-set with baguette-cut gems. Developing a high complication timepiece that has no equivalent is one of Jacob & Co.’s signature skills. Making a high jewelry version of it is another. Adding hundreds of exquisite, baguette-cut gems to a 650+ component watch is built in Jacob & Co.’s culture.

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. Shaped like an open scene, Opera Godfather Baguette is about theatrics, precious stones and meaning.

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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. It takes the best hands, the best gems and the best know-how to set an Opera Godfather Baguette. The case is covered in 305 gems. Each one is baguette-cut and prepared for the invisible setting. As are several other hundreds dress-up the décor elements, such as the piano and violin crank handle. 666 more cover the music box cylinders The gem selection and setting process devised by Jacob & Co. is extremely demanding. Drawing from a 30-year experience in high jewelry, it results in a perfectly smooth, seamless surface of gleaming gems.

658 components. Music box playing 30-second The Godfather theme with rotating movement. Triple-axis flying tourbillon. Godfather-inspired decor. 50-hour power reserve. Case invisibly-set with 305 white baguette-cut diamonds (23.32 ct.). Décor and dial set with 124 white baguette-cut diamonds (3.62 ct.). Cylinders pavé-set with 666 brilliant-cut white diamonds (1.85 ct.).

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The 654-component Opera Godfather 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

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Opera Godfather Baguette 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, limitations, and illuminated by the art of invisible setting.

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